Monday, September 27, 2004

Are you kidding me???

I want you to take a look at this list - link here.

We are talking a list of the top 40 4th graders in the country. Does someone really care about this? In my mind this is what really shows what's wrong with the entire US basketball system. Unbelievable. What is the world coming to?

Notice a kid from Brooklyn named Ethan Telfair. I wonder if he's related to Sebastian?

Having expressed my outrage, here are some things I have managed to find out:

1. Kevin Farrell, the #1 kid, likes GT and UConn, but he is a two-sport star, also excelling at dodge-ball. If the craze continues to pick up steam after the Ben Stiller movie, don't expect Kevin to stay with hoops.

2. Terry Ellis, at 5'6" towers above most kids in his class. Height charts project him at 8'4", so keep an eye on him. Evidently the Pop-eye cartoons have convinced him to eat Spinach, so his strength is increasing.

3. Marcus Smart, #15 likes NC ST and GT. However, word in the lunchroom is that he is wants to be a "package-deal" with Stanton Davis. Someone overheard this rumor at recess, but Sally-Mae says that Jim says that Rob told Marcus that Stanton wasn't so sure about going to the same school.

4. Lyndon Rose, #11, was told by a head coach NOT to go to GT because there are not enough girls there. Just pitiful, low-life recruiting. The good news is that this will not be a factor in his recruiting, as he was quoted as saying "girls are icky".

5. Jaron Reese, #2, really blew up in last year's summer circuit, hitting two free throws and only getting called for 18 double-dribbles. His only issue - lactose intolerance and he doesn't sleep well because "there are monsters under his bed".

Stay tuned. I am sure there is more to come. And I am hearing some interesting things from the class of 2020. I'll keep you posted on who gets through potty training first.