Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Junior Hoops

I recently went to see a young nephew (actually a grand-nephew) play basketball. It is Conor's first season playing basketball, and his team reached the final of it's competition.

Conor is only 10 years old, and the tallest in his team. He is also solidly built so he has potential to take up space in the center of the defence.

I had forgotten how small kids this age are in relation to the height of the hoop. Regular height, regular hoops, so 10 feet. A long way up for young kids. And for free-throws, of course, they have to stand back on the free-throw line. Conor got to show his chops (keep your eye on the ball!):

And then he did it again! Hot hand Sam!

At the end of the game, the obligatory huddle, and congratulations from the Coach.

As it happened, they didn't win the final, but the team looked like they enjoyed themselves (and they had a nice-looking trophy to get a hand on!)

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