Archive for March, 2010

Is the best 10-year-old basketball player in Atlanta — or Chicago?

So what if Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins went head-to-head– as 10-year-olds?

That’s the type of buzz these two kids are creating.

One is in Atlanta. The other, in Chicago.

Who do you think is the best?

  • Dakota Simms of Norcross (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jaylen Fleming os Chicago (100%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 0

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NBA scouts are talking; high school and college coaches are courting.

In town, we have Dakota Simms, a fourth-grader from Norcross. He’s made 2,800 three-point shots in one week, done a shoot-around with Wilkins for a segment on CNN and been dubbed “Mini (Michael) Jordan” by Takvim.com, a Turkish publication.

In Chicago, there’s Jaylin Fleming, who’s already made a name for himself on the Amateur Athletic Union basketball circuit, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The fifth-grader has worked out with the Knicks and the Bulls’ Derrick Rose – and is considered by some as the most talented 10-year-old basketball player in the country, the Tribune …

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How badly did Kansas bust your bracket?

Kansas  forward Marcus Morris is crushed. So were many Jayhawk supporters.  (Rich Sugg, Kansas  City Star)

Kansas forward Marcus Morris is crushed. So were many Jayhawk supporters. (Rich Sugg, Kansas City Star)

The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks were ousted from the NCAA Tournament Saturday, and mostly likely the dreams of many who had them winning it all in the office pool.

Northern Iowa’s miraculous win was far from being the only upset of the day – St. Mary’s toppled Villanova – but likely had the largest implications.

Of the more than 5 million participants in ESPN’s bracket contest, only 0.57 percent had the Panthers moving to the Sweet Sixteen. Dare we say a much larger audience had Kansas going all the way, including one Commander in Chief.

Closer to home, AJC’s own Mark Bradley’s Final Four Fiaso … well, it’s just that. As he put it: he’s been burned by Kansas.

But not all hope is lost. Some AJC readers weren’t swayed by public opinion and are still alive in the contest.

How’s your bracket? Will you keep watching the tournament now? And if so, what’s your rooting …

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