Well, my first cousin just won Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky today. His name is Elisha Justice for any mgofans living in SEC country like me. He is a point guard and broke the KY all time state record this year for steals in a career. He is, for some reason, way under the recruiting radar though as he is from the smallest class of schools there. They just won the state championship, though, which is a true state championship in KY. I vote we get his film to Beilien and get him in Maize and Blue. As of right now he is a prefered walk-on to Lousiville but coach Cal told him when he won Mr. Basketball he would get an offer to UK. I also got word earlier today that Calipari called his head coach at school today but I don't know what happend. I loathe UK and everything it represents. I joke with him about going to my beloved Wolverines and he mostly just smiles a bit. So lets get busy and get him up north for a visit! But yeah, I'm kind of important now, oh wait you mean it doesn't work that way? Anyway here is a small highlight film of him from this year. He is number 3.
OT - So, I'm kind of famous now...
Not to be a dick, but I think your first cousin is kind of famous now...not you.
I am not that silly, just being silly!
ok, if you have pull, prove it.
If not, congrats on your cousin, but please go away.
he does wear number 3 because it was my number in highschool. He is a great kid and I was just excited about his achievment. We are very close but he loves Pitino too much to go anywhere else. I have already bought my Louisville gear for next year. I just thought it would be funny to post it here on my favorite site in the world.
...and congrats to your cousin.
WHY CAN'T I EDIT TO STOP THE NEGBOMBING?!?!?!!?
Once someone replies to your post, you can't change it. That post is going to be on the internet forever buddy. Sorry.
Good, I'll pretend I traded in 100 MGoPoints for internet immortality. So in my head, job well done.
Don't worry, we all get negged some times. Check out http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-msu-players-reinstated for more details.
Spalding get your foot off the boat!
on this comment to stop the bleeding!
Is to be commended. Especially when it is in support of pride of family and in furtherance of luring a young man to a better life up North.
once facebook finds out this guy is his cousin. He will be BESIEGED with "tel yur cuz to come to X uni".
We have very very different definitions of the word 'famous'.
If you had read it to the end, you'd have noticed the OP was joking about being famous, as he said:
But yeah, I'm kind of important now, oh wait you mean it doesn't work that way?
If you're going to jump every thread as the content police, then at least read the whole post before you do.
Hey if Frank Stallone can do it, man, he can dream. Let the man dream.
If a husband and wife from Kentucky move to California and are then divorced - are they still legally brother and sister?
Inquiring minds need to know!
Cue the Michael Rosenberg slurpfest.........
There are seventeen bajillion rules concerning recruiting, careful about violating #1734234 and #58673423, they are especially nasty. The first one results in Michael Rosenberg writing a complete puff piece about how you are a terrible human being, the second in a dong punch from the football player of your choice.
I love his leg kick when he takes a jumpshot. But hey, he should visit Michigan, I sell any one I know on the school (athlete or not.) I wish my gf's sister would consider it.
your gf's sister will be forced to go to school in Korea instead.
Exchange program.... boy would that be something else. Something's telling me CRex's girlfriend's sister will NOT be allowed to go to school in the U.S.
...how famous she has become...
She has no idea... until CRex buys her one of those mgoblog shirts that Six Zero or Blazefire created.
It should have his entire post, with as many comments on it as possible.
With HIS post on it.
Then encourage everyone here to do the same, and have us wear them around town all week long, just in the hopes some of us would bump into them.
Good video and congrats to your cuz! I'd love to see him up here! You may want to tell him that in his recruiting video, he should show more jump shots...but, it looks like he has a really good stroke.
Great to be Mr. Basketball and all, but your cousin looks pretty short. I mean, he barely touched rim a couple of times when he was all alone.
white man dunks there for sure. He is 5'11 and can get up ok but has a problem holding on to the ball with one hand. I told him to stick to the John Stockton style and just lay it in. He did block Glen Rice jr. in a game last year though, that was pretty cool.
congrats to your cousin, helluva player
the question is...can he miss a lot of threes? if not, then we dont want him
I don't know how to put this, but... I'm kind of a big deal.
People knowwww me....
1). Does your cousin consider himself a point guard? He appears to be an extremely undersized SG or scoring guard.
2). Is there anyone over 6'4" in that video? I didn't see a lot of shots being challenged.
Edit: The ESPN article I read about seems to indicate he has very good vision and is unselfish. If that's the case though, why didn't he put together a highlight real with mostly scoring? Wouldn't you want to highlight your passing and defense as a PG?
that does most of his scoring when he has to, mostly the second half. Every other player on his team is over 6'3. Their shooting guard is 6'7 and so is their small forward. That Logan, WV team they were playing in the video has Noah Cottrill, number 14, on it. He is 6'3 and is committed to WV. That purple Miller Grove team at about the 3:20 mark has some huge kids on it. Two of them are 3/4 star kids which Lousiville is also recruiting. They were the defending Georgia 4A state champions he scored 27 in the second half to lead a comeback win.
*Edit* A response to your edit - his coaches really dropped the ball with his recruiting. I begged him to give me his game film so I could make a real highlight video but they just stayed too busy. He was in sports illustrated, the issue with Crosby on the cover, and that was the extent of getting his name out. He was named the KY Gatorade POV too.
I was just responding to the highlight video. From the scouting reports I've read it sounds like he is going to be a pretty good prospect. It would be great to see him rip it up for a mid-major like the Hilltoppers as a "big fish in a small pond". I just feel like as a walk-on you carry that stigma and it's pretty hard to get burn. Let us know in a year how he is doing.
I would neg you for not making this an OT comment, but I think to many people jumped on you unfairly. Its good to be excited about things like this and since you're a member of the GO BLUE family I can see why you'd want to share it on this site. Congrats again - I wish him the best!
Is he also a wrestler?
Can he play in the secondary?
He shoots a mean lay-up.
Are your banks always open in KY?
But he is white.
Gritty and tough as nails.
Also has a nice stroke.
So he has moxie.
OP: Congrats to your cousin though, that is a huge accomplishment and he should be very proud.
good shit man. congrats to him.
Looks like a young Jason Williams out there, his spin move is killa! Congrats to him.
+1 for obeying the laws of sports commentary and comparing him to another white guy.
he was talking about THAT Jason Williams... The darker Dukie one had a killer spin move too.. and he was built more like the OP's cuz.
The ex-Duke PG you reference preferred to be called Jay Williams.
How is it that you are kinda famous? We don't even know your name.