So 11 year old girls in the 5th grade are dunking in games now?

David Astramskas David AstramskasAbout the Author
Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

| March 10th, 2015 | 34,247 Views


I’m not trying to sound sexist and I don’t suffer from ageism either but the sight of a 11 year old girl in the 5th grade dunking is just shocking to me.  I don’t care if she’s 6’1 (wait, this 11 year old is 6’1?!), because I know 6’0 men who workout regularly and struggle to touch the bottom of the net.  I don’t care if the rim she dunked on is only 9 foot, because I know guys that play basketball every week that struggle to dunk on the 9 foot goals in their backyard.  She’s just 10 years old! I give my 10 year old daughter multiple high-fives every time she makes a layup. Ashyln Watkins threw down a 2 hand dunk with such ease in this youth basketball game in South Carolina that I wouldn’t be shocked if she could almost dunk on 10 right now.  If she can’t, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear she was dunking by the time she gets to middle school.  Middle school!?  I’m done.

I’m assuming the duo of her and 10 year old Jaden Newman could win a lot of milk money at local playgrounds.




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