Adidas Jr. Phenom camp gets early look at talent

Originally Published: August 17, 2007
By Antonio Williams | Scouts Inc.
A number of years ago, a coach for a major college program conducted a basketball camp for members of the United States Armed Forces, when a 6-foot-8 player who couldn't dunk approached the coach for advice on increasing his vertical leap.

The coach, mistaking the player for an adult soldier, told the player he would probably never dunk the ball if he cannot do it by now. The player looked the coach in the eye and told him he was only 12-years old.

The coach was former LSU coach Dale Brown and the player, Shaquille O'Neal, went on to develop into the most devastating combination of size, strength and agility of this generation.

Antonio Williams

Basketball Recruiting
Antonio Williams is a recruiting coordinator for Scouts Inc. He previously worked as an NBA scout for Marty Blake Associates.