I stopped by the big homie Shawn Teague’s place “The Factory D1 Training” over on the west side and as I was talkin’ to he and his wife he mentioned that he was about to go over to Center Grove to see them play. I said, “Naw, I’m about to go to the crib because I’ve been at games everyday since last Thursday.”
So I got in the ride headed home and the sports fein inside of me said, “Go check out the young Philistine, Trayce Jackson-Davis, at Center Grove bruh! I know that you just saw him at the Southport tournament a couple of weeks ago but he’s just that good.”
Then all of a sudden my GPS had me goin’ south with no resistance. Center Grove was about to play Perry Meridian and I hadn’t called my man Jon Zwitt the athletic director at Center Grove to let him know that I was comin’. When I got there I had the young lady at the ticket desk to holler at him over the radio to let him know that I was in the buildin’.
I heard him say, “Jay Graves! No problem he’s good!” Now it was time to see this beast that’s only a junior that just a few days earlier had been offered by UCLA.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The dun is 6’9,” can shoot the three, dibble like a guard and will Yoke on a boy in a heartbeat. Center Grove jumped all over Perry Meridian beatin’ the brakes off of them 71-45 and the young Philistine did damage.
However, what blew my mind is that he didn’t handle the rock every rip down the floor. There were actually times that he never even touched the ball on trips down the floor and he ended the night with 21 points. That’s how smooth this kid is. He’s gettin’ buckets without lookin’ like he’s gettin’ buckets and he puts you to sleep at times only to flip the mattress on you with a back door bucket.
What I mean by that is that he plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played. He doesn’t take bad shots but when he gets an open look at the basketball you better not be standin’ in the paint. I’m just sayin’!
So now that UCLA has offered him the flood gates are now open. Boyz will be runnin’ over Center Grove at this point like their givin’ away Christmas cookies. If you haven’t seen this kid play you better jump in the ride and check him out. Why? Because talent like that doesn’t come around every day. Salute my young brother and keep on bangin’! Stop me when I start lyin’!
Check out the photo gallery of this young talent:
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.
3) Yoke: verb – to old school slam dunk with authority
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!