Irving, Michael Kid Gilchrist, Saint Patrick discussed on Doublestruck Stories

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Irving doesn't respond he knows exactly who this freshman is it's michael kid gilchrist one of the top high school prospects in the country irving is all but unknown outside his prepschool bubble still kid gilchrist has been notified by coach oil that this crony kid is hoping to join their team and kid gilchrist feels compelled to size him up a few weeks into the school year kid gilchrist begins hearing stories that irving is blowing past every one in preseason pickup games and converting crazy finishes i'm thinking kid gilchrist says well that's fine but he can't score on me the first day of practice kid gilchrist heaves the ball at the bashful taciturn newcomer and turtles with a halfsmile you and me let's go over the course of the next ten minutes kid gilchrist comes to understand irving lifts his head to snatch the ball then reveals his ball handling wizardry he dribbles left than right then left again with so much deftness it's as if the ball is on a string he explodes forward than glides back before launching a textbook jumper kid gilchrist inches closer but as he does irving zoom's past him to the basket lofting onehanded floaters and twisting layups his new teammates are watching now congregating in a semicircle as curry blitz is the best player on one of the top high school teams in the country kid gilchrist is stunned by the ferocity with which this seemingly reticent kid attacks not just the rim but also him he wasn't afraid kid gilchrist says of anybody irving and kid gilchrist went on to lead saint patrick to a championship that season a year later kyrghiz committed to duke as one of the top point guards in the nation his decision to switch high schools was the first time in his life.

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