Then & Now: 4’11 7th Grader Chase Adams Has Better Handles Than You
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Back in 2013, we released a 7th grade mixtape of a 4’11, 100 pound, 12-year old ball-handling wizard out of Chicago named Chase Adams. The mixtape went viral and became our most viewed video on YouTube with almost 13 million views. Chase, who cites Bob Cousy(?!) as his all-time favorite player, became a young internet sensation, racking up millions of more views on every new video drop showcasing him dropping a defender.
So here we are, 3 years later, and that 4’11 hoop phenom is now standing at 5’5, getting swole, stepping into Tyler Ulis’s shoes at Marian Catholic and ranked as a top 10 point guard in the state of Illinois (and unofficially the quickest point guard in the class of 2018).
Here’s some recent video footage of him at the “Get Buckets” Labor Day tournament earlier this month and giving some basketball tips to multimedia personality Akisha Lockhart as she gets ready for the Chi-League Classic.
As for that original mixtape that introduced Chase to the world, it’s become a favorite among reaction channels, including Oprah Sideverson, who recently released a reaction video of the mix called, “OMG YALL FOUND MY SON!!!”