Dec 15, 2012 2:00 AM by Andrew Masuda
He walked in wearing street clothes and didn't even sign up for the contest, but Cody Rodino of Sylmar High left the gymnasium at Allan Hancock College with the flag declaring him the National Prep Classic's Slam Dunk Contest winner Friday night.
The 6-0 senior guard threw down two power jams to earn the fans' pick as slam dunk champion.
Westchester High's Emilio Ariza, a 6-5 junior, was the judges' top pick.
There is a full slate of games on Saturday to close out St. Joseph's third annual National Prep Classic.
9am Australia 2 vs St. Joseph JV
10:30 am Palmdale vs Australia 1
12 pm Australia 2 vs Sylmar
1:30 pm Buchanan vs San Luis Obispo
3 pm Mission Prep vs Palmdale
4:30 pm St. Joseph girls vs Mater Dei - challenge game
6 pm Pasadena vs Cathedral Catholic
7:30 pm St. Joseph boys vs Westchester --- Championship game
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