Mater Dei’s Rex Pflueger (2015) made SportsCenter Top 10 with this nasty dunk!
It’s really hard to believe Seventh Woods (Hammond, 2016) is only 14 years old here.
Terrance 2K Ferguson (2016) has some serious bounce!
Another freshman with incredible dunks. Watch more of his monster dunks here:
Kwe Parker’s (Trinity Christian, 2016) windmill dunk off an alley-oop made it as NUMBER ONE on SportsCenter’s Top 10.
Kansas commit Cliff Alexander (2014) has shattered glasses and made it on Sportcenter for his powerhouse dunks.
Ahmaad Rorie: It’s going good. I just had to adjust to the time difference, but other than that everything’s good. School and basketball is good.
AR: I felt it was the right time. I didn’t want to go to a prep school too early. I wanted to spend the year right before I went to college in prep school.
AR: That was actually the main reason. They have the best academics and the best basketball. I was trying to get the best of both worlds, just like I will at Cal.
Academics is important to me because of the way I was raised. My mom always tells me to focus on things other than basketball.
AR: It’s been good. He’s really pushing me to be my best. There’s no slacking off or nothing allowed. You gotta come and do what you do every day.
AR: It was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I thought Berkeley was a boring place because when I went out there on my unofficial it was Spring Break, so there weren’t a lot of people around. This trip was really fun. I got to play with all the players, chatted up with all the coaches, went to a couple parties. It was just a real successful weekend, especially to get away from the dorm life for a couple of days. I got to see my mom, too, so it was probably the best weekend I’ve had so far.
AR: Hold up (Long pause as he counts his tattoos). Yeah, I have 5.
My first tattoo is prayer hands with a basketball. I really just like that tattoo a lot because I pray every night before I go to sleep, and I added a basketball because I love to play basketball.
I also got a bible verse underneath it. It’s my favorite bible verse: “I can do all things in Christ which strengthens me”. And then I have a picture of my mom’s face on my forearm, because I love my mom. Let’s see… I got a tiger which is my favorite animal because I feel like it represents strength and courage. And then I got Jesus on the cross on my chest.
Yeah, I’m going to get a sleeve before I go to Cal. My mom doesn’t want me to get too much though. I probably will finish my chest and get my grandparents faces tatted.
AR: Yeah, I’m close to my mom’s side. My mom is a big mentor. My AAU coach is pretty much like my dad, really. I also have an uncle down here who lives about 20 minutes away who helped me make the decision to come down here. And then my trainer up in Tacoma, those four are pretty much my mentors.
AR: I just want to make sure I’m leading my team this year.
AR: Yeah, I know all of them from playing AAU. We’re all real cool out here.
Sheila Mikailli joined the Ballers Bridge team as the Director of PR and Marketing in 2013. With a background in college basketball reporting, sports marketing, and events, she also works as a consultant for athletes in brand management, financial literacy and public relations. You can find her tweeting away at your local Starbucks. Follow Sheila on Twitter @SheilaMikailli
For my first real blog, I want to share a story. I was in Las Vegas at the Adidas 64 tournament this past late July. Unfortunately, I wasn’t playing due to a broken ankle, but I’ll explain that later in another post. Anyways, I was there supporting my team, the Oakland Rebels, as this was the last time we were going to be together. We were playing in a small gym at a local Las Vegas high school and boy were we blowing this team out! However, that’s not important. What’s important is that Oakland’s hero, Damian Lillard, was in the gym watching his former AAU team play. After the game, which was a 30 point blow out ‘yawn’, the court was open and I decided to shoot around. I was just getting some shots up when Damian came over and said, “Ayyyeee lil’ bruh pass me tha rock.” Most people would’ve given the NBA Rookie of the Year the ball but I thought to myself, “Hell no! I ain’t no sucka!” so I told Damian if he wanted the ball then he had to get the rebound after I missed. I then hit five straight deep threes and of course I felt like a freakin’ champ! I mean who wouldn’t? I just showed up a future NBA all star! But then moments later, I hit reality again as Damian nailed 15 straight deep shots. It was crazy. I was in absolute awe. He did it so effortlessly too, but I guess that’s why he’s fighting for an NBA championship and I’m fighting for some type of D-1 scholarship.