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11 year old point guard

Postby vulcan_alex » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:12 pm

From the NYT - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/sport ... 3373386BA1

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The Downey Christian School varsity basketball team bursts from the locker room in single file, led by a boy 14 inches shorter than the next smallest player, four years younger than the next youngest.

Big Talent, Tiny Point Guard

Gary Bogdon for The New York Times

Newman plays and practices with intensity, sinking 100 free throws, 200 floaters and 200 jump shots every day.

His jersey straps are twisted and bound with plastic ties to prevent them from slipping down his bony 4-foot-5, 70-pound frame. Tricolor socks with pastel waves cover his size 4 feet, conveying the notion that he might be a stylish student manager.

The grand marshal of the player parade, Julian, an 11-year-old fifth grader, guides his team into warm-ups, bouncing two balls at once. He glides into a pregame routine that shuffles through jab steps, hesitation moves and effortless dribbles — between his pipestem legs, behind his back, rapid crossovers. The scene is incongruous enough to seem computer-animated.

Julian fills his days by spending time in a gym or at the hoop in his front yard, where his father, Jamie, the Downey Christian coach, has painted lines to approximate a college court. Julian sinks 100 free throws, 200 floaters and 200 jump shots every day. On 3-point attempts, he leans into the shots slightly, as if to guide the ball telepathically.

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Re: 11 year old point guard

Postby rogdochar » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:41 pm

Quick, get his verbal. :eek:
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Re: 11 year old point guard

Postby GatorsGetGoodAgain » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:07 am

I also heard he likes to play video games and watch Nickelodeon.
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Re: 11 year old point guard

Postby Class of '78 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:23 am

Where's the 14-year-old small forward thread. :idontknow:
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Re: 11 year old point guard

Postby rogdochar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:27 am

Class of '78 wrote:Where's the 14-year-old small forward thread. :idontknow:


Probly being tried as an adult . ? :?
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Re: 11 year old point guard

Postby vulcan_alex » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:35 am

This was interesting but unless he grows a lot (his parents are short) I think he will not be a great college player. There are ways to shut him down and as indicated he might not adjust to a physical style of play. It will be interesting to see if he has success in the future.
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Re: 11 year old point guard

Postby rogdochar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:28 pm

Parents need to get a full hormonal-panel on him .... he may be one
of the few who medically qualify for HGH injections, even if just to
improve his regular life.

Then there's the I-net's HGH and IGF-1 ointments combined with their
natural "stretch-rack" for heightening. :happyevil:
.... and/or their 'ouchstanding' deer antler suppositories. :?
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