Don’t play horse with this kid

This brings back some memories. When we took students to Chicago for a mission trip with ICI, we had endless gym time to practice all sorts of trick shots. Something tells me this guy was unstoppable at horse.

Now I just need a video with extreme carpetball shots and we’d be all set.

Since we’re talking high school and we’re talking basketball.
Check out these variations on basketball. I grew up playing most of these “in the slums of Granger, Indiana.” OK, it was the rich suburbs… but hyperbole is just too much fun.

Twenty-one: all vs all, first to 21 wins. (I could write a book on local variations of 21. The game is different all over the country!)
Make-it-take-it: team game, score a basket and your team keeps the rock.
King of the court: multi-team game, your team wins a game to 10 and you keep playing.
Knockout: all-vs.all, start at the free throw line and try to knock out the person in front of you.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in the San Diego neighborhood of Rolando with their three children.

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