Mitchell and McMahon the stars of the show

NEW ALBANY, Ind. - University of Louisville recruits Donovan Mitchell and Ryan McMahon were the stars on the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic Night of the Future Stars on Friday at New Albany High School. Mitchell had the crowd going crazy over two dunks, while McMahon set a record for points in a round during three-point contest.

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.

Donovan Mitchell and Ryan McMahon wowed the crowd at New Albany High School.

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."


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