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A New Talor?

Hey Kid, what do you think? :wink:

http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/The-kid-can-play-some-ball-675780.php

Link gathered from the board’s “news” section.

Maybe it’s just me being over the top, but does anyone else think this is a bit over the top?

"When I was in third grade, [b]I was probably going to quit [/b] the game because I was not enjoying it. [b]My dad kept pushing me[/b] and that is how things got started.....

…“He is just a kid that is the ultimate embodiment of the term ‘gym rat.’ People use that term a lot, but Zach is someone that, from sunup to sundown, is looking to get better in basketball,” Albany City Rocks general manager and founder Jim Hart said.

He’s the Orangemen’s to lose.

Probably a “Silent Verbal”

[quote=“tundra, post:1, topic:1365”]Hey Kid, what do you think? :wink:

http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/The-kid-can-play-some-ball-675780.php

Link gathered from the board’s “news” section. [/quote]

Shhh…we’re not allowed to talk about Albany or NYS basketball, or NJ. Didn’t you get the memo? Playing U17 pretty impressive for a 13 year old.

Think1 the local contact by himself, I think. I’m no longer in/near Albany. He says the Orangemen’s to lose, he’s probably right. Think1, have you seen him play?

Trivia(for those interested in Albany bball): what NCAA national championship player and NBA star played at the same school, Shaker, and while scoring 35 points, lost to CBA Albany in sectional finals? Hint, a big one: he played for UNC. (Hold your tongue, Think1).

I recall a player from the mj era at UNC being from up that way. Not sure what high school though.

My guess is …Sam Perkins. I saw Perkins in the HS Roundball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. He blocked “a ton” of shots in that game.

You got it. mjg, seems like you were on it too.

[quote="tundra, post:7, topic:1365"]My guess is ...........Sam Perkins. I saw Perkins in the HS Roundball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. He blocked "a ton" of shots in that game.[/quote]

You got it. mjg, seems like you were on it too.

That’s who I was thinking. Knew he was from NY. Just wasn’t sure where.

[quote="tundra, post:7, topic:1365"]My guess is ...........Sam Perkins. I saw Perkins in the HS Roundball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. He blocked "a ton" of shots in that game.[/quote]

You got it. mjg, seems like you were on it too.

That’s who I was thinking. Knew he was from NY. Just wasn’t sure where.

I think Perkins is really from NYC, but went up there to school to sort of get out of NYC environs. Lived with relatives. His uncle is local, I met him a few times. He’s at all the games. I think he helped Sam develop. That guy running the city rocks, Jim Hart, knows what he’s talking about. I never heard of a 13 yr. old playing U17. I guess it happens, but it’s got to be pretty unusual. I mean he was a 7th grader last summer playing with the oldest AAU team, mostly 11th graders? Amazing.

Not sure, but that may be him in the front row. No roster info.

http://cityrocks.org/teams/17orange.asp

[quote="tundra, post:7, topic:1365"]My guess is ...........Sam Perkins. I saw Perkins in the HS Roundball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. He blocked "a ton" of shots in that game.[/quote]

You got it. mjg, seems like you were on it too.

That’s who I was thinking. Knew he was from NY. Just wasn’t sure where.

I think Perkins is really from NYC, but went up there to school to sort of get out of NYC environs. Lived with relatives. His uncle is local, I met him a few times. He’s at all the games. I think he helped Sam develop. That guy running the city rocks, Jim Hart, knows what he’s talking about. I never heard of a 13 yr. old playing U17. I guess it happens, but it’s got to be pretty unusual. I mean he was a 7th grader last summer playing with the oldest AAU team, mostly 11th graders? Amazing.

Not sure, but that may be him in the front row. No roster info.

http://cityrocks.org/teams/17orange.asp

Reminds me of Arizona coach Sean Miller growing up in Pittsburgh.

Recognize This Kid?

Sean Miller on Johnny Carson

Many years ago Blackhawk coach John Miller created a group/team of young kids who all did fancy ball handling drills. I remember about 20 kids in the group. They proformed at halftime of college games and other functions. I saw them a couple of times. His son, Sean (see above) was one of this group. Sean when on to be a star PG for ~itt. A 2nd Miller son played at NC St.
Miller’s Blackhawk teams were very good/excellent for a long time. Former PSU player Darren Teilsch played one year at Blackhawk HS.

I saw Sean Miller perform at halftime of a game at Rec Hall when he was a kid. God, I’m old…

Talking about Basketball Coaches who are ball handling guru’s…PSU has one in Penn State Altoona’s Head Coach Billy Clapper!
He has a excellent resume for such a “young man.” I’m told his ball handling ability and drills are “awesome!”

http://www.billyclapperbasketball.com/meetbilly.html

I think some video are included in the site!

Notice that Glen Sekunda is now a Asst coach at PSU Altoona.

[quote=“tundra, post:14, topic:1365”]Talking about Basketball Coaches who are ball handling guru’s…PSU has one in Penn State Altoona’s Head Coach Billy Clapper!
He has a excellent resume for such a “young man.” I’m told his ball handling ability and drills are “awesome!”

http://www.billyclapperbasketball.com/meetbilly.html

I think some video are included in the site!

Notice that Glen Sekunda is now a Asst coach at PSU Altoona.[/quote]

That Parkhill coaching tree just keeps growing. I’m not sure if that deserves a ;D, a ;), a >:(, a :(, a :o, or a ::slight_smile:

Maybe a a :-X would be best. ;D