December 27, 2012

A 5th grader is playing on a Florida high school basketball team (Video)

We've posted some pretty interesting stories of the year on Outside the Boxscore but this might be the first time (and possibly final time) that we report on 5th grader playing high school hoops.

The player's name is Julian Newman and he plays point guard at Downey Christian High School in Orlando, Florida.

Newman (whose father Jamie is the coach for Downey) is playing for the team since Downey is a small independent school and not governed by Florida High School Athletic Association.

For those of you thinking that a 4'5 fifth grader can't ball with high school athletes, you need to watch this clip:

Image for MaxPreps Video.

(Courtesy of Off the Bench)

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