Thursday, January 9, 2014

Video: Nine-year-old girl is averaging 15 points per game with varsity team



Last year, the nation was introduced to a fifth-grader by the name of Julian Newman, who awed people with his ability to play varsity basketball as a fifth grader at Downey Christian in Orlanda, Fla.

Now, there is a new youngster stealing the spotlight, and that player is none other than Julian's sister, Jaden Newman, who can be seen in the video above tearing it up on the varsity level as a mere fourth-grader!

At the ripe age of nine, Jaden is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 assists per game this season for the girl's varsity squad. She is coached by the same person who also coaches her brother: their father.

It goes without saying, but these two may represent the most prolific brother-sister tandem basketball has ever seen one day.

Via Max Preps

9 comments:

  1. she has great skills, but i see a lot of handchecking and carrying the ball that the refs dont call. But that is somehthing that she can fix as she gets older and ref start calling it more.

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    1. Spot on analysis. Also, other teams seem to fall into trap of trying to pressure her up high and get caught. She has good quickness and these other teams look a bit slow.

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    2. SHES FUCKING NINE playing against varsity and you're nitpicking at her? Sure as shit better than the both of you when you were nine.

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  2. Greatest brother-sister tandem? Cheryl & Reggie Miller. Big shoes to fill.

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  3. Is this a meaningful part of the game? Looks like a whole lot of standing around. But in girls basketball its hard to tell.

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  4. Is there no eligibility rules in florida? Is she gonna play high school ball for 8 yrs? And this area should be put on notice, this league or conference has to suck, to let a 4th grade girl and a 5th grade boy excel in varsity sports. Come on, good story but the realy story is how pathetic the league must be.

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  5. Look like private school Christian league action, that isn't affiliated with the FHSAA. SHe is very good, but the comp is really bad,

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