Two of the four University of Louisville basketball recruits played a starring role during the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic's Night of the Future Stars on Friday.
Mitchell made the dunk contest finals - which will be held at halftime of tomorrow night's game - with two dunks that received perfect scores of 30. His first dunk was one he caught off the side of the backboard and finished it with a windmill slam.
The final dunk he threw it off the wall behind the basket, caught it and slammed it home s the crowd erupted. Former U of L players Peyton Siva and LaBradford Smith and ex-UK player Derek Anderson all gave him 10s for the dunks.
Mitchell said he has "something special," planed for the finals but would only say that "you have seen it before on TV."
McMahon, who teamed with Deng Adel to go 1-1 in the 2-on-2 competition, won the first round of the 3-point contest with a record 26 points. McMahon will compete against Diamond Stone, Matt Ryan and Brandon Sampson in the finals on Saturday night.
In the one minute time, McMahon made 17 of 25 three-pointers. He was 5-for-8 from the top of the key on the "money ball" rack.
"He was ridiculous," Mitchel said of his future teammate. "He can shoot."