There is definitely a new, extremely talented Jordan in the world of basketball. It’s not Michael Jordan. It’s Jordan McCabe. Mind you, this one is destined for the NBA if he plays his cards right. If, for some reason the NBA is not his final destiny, the Harlem Globetrotters could present a fall-back position for Jordan McCabe.
He was recently featured on a “The Little Heroes” segment on KOMO News Television out of Seattle, Washington. Watch the sick-mad skills on this youngster, at the tender young age of 12-years old, and yes, persevere through the 15-second lead-in. It’s worth it.
If you watch the whole segment, you realize that this kid isn’t just about performing unchallenged ball-handling exhibitions to wow onlookers. Jordan McCabe joined a pick-up basketball with people well in advance of his age and performed quite well, sharing the rock, dishing assists, and scoring when he had an open look (and sometimes even when he didn’t have an open look).
During all the 3-pointers, dunks, comebacks, and choke jobs that go with the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, it was revealed that basketball can also qualify as a contact sport — especially when open-court picks are being set. Just ask Venoy Overton of Washington and Levance Fields of Pittsburgh. Both guards were absolutely blasted while chasing their defensive assignments. In the case of Overton, if one of his teammates had yelled “pick,” his collision might have been avoided:
As for Pitt’s Fields, I don’t think there’s much he could’ve done to avoid the cross-body block thrown at him, courtesy of Oklahoma State:
Over at The Dagger, MJD calls the Fields blast the pick of the tournament; although, I think Overton might have an argument against said designation.
My only question concerning the Overton pick is why doesn’t the Mississippi State player receive a foul call for following through with his elbow? That’s not the legal way to set a pick and I doubt any tournament referee worth his salt (or paycheck) would miss such an unnecessary (and illegal) elbow extension.
Washington Huskies coach Ty Willingham was asked about his thoughts on the Washington/BYU ending that is the currently haunting college football. Surprisingly, Willingham was very generous with his praise for the Pac-10 officiating crew and the now-famous call against his quarterback, Jake Locker that directly effected the outcome of the game.
And by “very generous with his praise,” I mean he was pretty disgusted in the whole matter.
Welcome to the second week of All Out Blitz, IF’s weekly look at world of college football. After what looked like a ho-hum week, match-up wise, it turned out to be anything but.
Leading the way was Dr. Lou’s son, Skip and his East Carolina Pirates. After absolutely smashing the West Virginia Mountaineers, 24-3, the Pirates entered the national rankings in the top 15 and rightfully so. In their last three victories, dating back to last season, the Pirates have played and beaten three ranked teams in impressive fashion.
Led by Justin Dentmon’s 20 points, the Washington Huskies snapped a 4-game losing streak (including 3-in-a-row at home) by beating the 4th ranked UCLA Bruins by the score of 71-61. In the loss, UCLA was a horrid 1-16 from the 3-point line, a stat that will kill even the most talented team.