I love hearing about the next up and coming child sports star! Remember when Tiger Woods was whacking golf balls in his mini-retro outfits with his dad? And LeBron James was wrapping up his arms in white sticky stuff to cover his tattoos for St. Vincent St. Mary’s live on ESPN?
As sick as it may seem at times to call an 11 year old “the next best thing” we have a lot of fun watching it unfold! The new phenom is named Jashaun Agosto from Seattle, WA. Why is he so special? Well, he is a fifth grader who can dominate his high school brother on a basketball court.
He puts all his 70 pounds behind a couple NBA-range 3-pointers and gets a commanding lead. When his brother starts guarding him close, Jashaun wraps him like a candy cane stripe and finger rolls it in. As the game ends with a 3-pointer from the corner, Jashaun looks for the next challenger while his older brother lies on the court exhausted.
“Why’d you stop playing hard?” Jashaun asks.
“I got tired.”
“I got tired, too,” Jashaun tells his brother.
“No you didn’t! You never get tired!”
It is rumored that Jashaun opened a questionnaire for UCLA just a couple of weeks past his 11th birthday! Are you kidding me!? He also ran the mile in 4 minutes and 50 seconds which is possibly a world record for his age!
Jashaun is by far the best 10 or 11 year old I’ve seen,” said Tyrell Floyd, who has worked at the Community Center and watched him practice for months.
He has already started playing AAU ball with 7th graders and is almost always the best player on the floor. The nice thing seems to be how grounded he is for being the best 5th grader on the planet. He’s a quiet kid that just likes to work hard at his game; seems a little odd for someone so young.
And just how nuts are we to be a part of the next superstar phenom child? Well the Tonight Show just happened to call Jashaun the other day and tell him he would be meeting with Kobe Bryant.
Video of Jashaun in an AAU 6th grade game: