Does he have a "chip in his shoulder" for security reasons?
frank beamer #1
Does he have a "chip in his shoulder" for security reasons?
I would bet you $1,000 that Brundidge can dunk.
I played on a good (but not great) high school basketball team where everybody on the team was a white boy between 6'0" and 6'6". All were 'good' athletes, none were great, and probably at least half played a D2 or D3 sport in college. Every last guy on that team could dunk a basketball, and the layup lines we ran at the end of every 2 hour practice session, when we were tired, were dunkfests.
A Big Ten scholarship athlete in sports like basketball and football, a guy better be 5'8" or less before I'm betting he can't dunk. A 6'3" skill position athlete like York is basically going to be a dunking machine, which is what made the clip relatively unspectacular.
I would call it 50/50 that Vincent Smith can dunk. With these types of athletes, there is absolutely nothing 'normal' about their abilities.
he stared that dude down tho. lol
i certainly hope he's staring Ohio State DBs down in a few years.
awesome to see, perhaps at "a basketball" at the end of the sentence to cease people from having a mini panic attack by thinking a "r" is in that word
That is an awesome play! Not just any high school player can do that. The vast majority of HS players listed at 6ft3in never come close.
If this a true example of the athleticism of a 3star recruit I bet a lot of parents/coaches/kids need to reflect for a second on what their expectations should be of their own kid/themselves when it comes to being recruited.
Without knowing full context, I don't mind his attitude after the play. I was just like that in HS but that all disappeared as soon as I got to the BIG. Environment created by BIG coaches is entirely different than any HS environment. Plus Rochester was less than sporting whenever I played them anyway.
He's got a sick kid n play haircut thats for sure.
It's too bad how negative and cynical the blog has gotten this year.
If Blake Griffin did this, it would be one of the top plays on Sportscenter. yet everyone is downplaying it. Be excited for the future Michigan man,
That was a nice steal, a great dunk over the top of someone and worth the watch.
If Blake Griffin did this it would be over another ultra-elite NBA player.
Why do you feel the need to call him a "lower rated" commit? Can't he just be a commit? You're a lower rated fan.
Not sure if you can tell in the clip, but this was at the buzzer to end the half.
So funny how people on the internet judge people, that was a great dunk and on somebody on top of if it. To say well this is from one of our lower recruits is just crazy. If Dymonte cant dunk hes not athletic then right? Any one can dunk if they work at it, but being able to do it in a game at full speed and on someone not everyone can do. Just tired of all the grown ass people on this blog, thinking that these KIDS are perfect or crazy not to come to michigan, or isnt very good because you watched a 10 min clip.
Did anyone say he wasn't good? This is also not little league here, we're allowed to critique players. It would be very boring if every word on this blog was how awesome every one of our recruits is at everything.
I think the issue people have with this post is the implication that because York can dunk he'll be a good WR, and that's neither true nor rare for a WR to be able to do, especially a tall one like York. I'm as excited about these recruits as anyone, but everything they do doesn't have to be celebrated.
I'm just waiting for a thread titled "Channing Stribling bowls 300, will now be a good CB."
Shane Morris lost The Game, so I'm pretty sure he's going to be terrible
Nice to see that one of the lower rated commits in this class has the athletic ability to do this
He never said "...because York can dunk he'll be a good WR."
You do agree that takes some above average athleticism, right?
It's fine to post this video and it's fine to say "Damn, that's a nice dunk". To downplay this is being negative for no reason.
It's ok to acknowledge a nice play without meaning this kid is going to be the best WR in Michigan history.
Well I sure hope the guy Brady Hoke offered a full football scholarship has above average athleticism.
The funny thing is, if the OP had said, "Look at this cool clip of our recruit" this whole argument wouldn't exist. But because the OP suggested that York's dunk shows off athleticism, don't be surprised when a number of posters are less than impressed by that.
So by your standards we should delete all of the "highlight reel" plays made by our players. I mean, I sure hope the guys Hoke puts on the field have above average athleticism.
Just say it was a nice dunk and move on. It DID display above average athleticism and so does all of the other highlight reels, that's why they're being highlighted.
You're arguing the wrong point. No one is saying it wasn't cool to watch, or that clips like these shouldn't be posted. What people are commenting on is the amount of athleticism shown, and the consensus is "about what you'd expect from a kid on scholarship."
This is a rediculous argument.
He didn't just go up and jam in warmups, the kid went up, one handed, hung in the air, and slammed over someone. That takes an incredible amount of athleticism. Will it translate over onto the football field, dunno. Spare us all the "he's 6'3, he should be able to dunk".
The point is, he will dunk the FG post due to the many TDs he'll be grabbin'
This is awesome. The jawing. The staring. All awesome. Also, I loved the Fab 5. I also love Barry Sanders. So there.
100% agreed. Although they were complete opposites in how they handled big plays and their respective games, in general, I loved both equally. I only wish Barry had stayed around to set records no one will touch.
playing BBall, healthy, dunking and having a good time. It's officially winter time.
Now wake me when Hurst tomahawk dunks in a game . . .
Isn't this thread full of sunshine and happiness.
He looks to have gained a little weight over the course of the last six months. He looked really skinny during the summer's 7 on 7 tourneys.
Dunk on an 8 foot rim, I'm a badass.
How great would this be as a 15 yard taunting penalty or whatever you kids are calling it these days? That's what concerns the curmudgeons here, and I consider myself one of them. I don't like dumb penalties. I don't like our players thumping their chests and carrying on. Not that York was out of line, but I can't condone his behavior because I have two boys and I would be embarrassed if they acted this way. I'd be excited about the play, but I'd still have a talk with them.
Also, nice Hoke cameo in that clip.
EDIT: The Woodson clip referenced above, not the York clip.