This kid’s handle is insane. And not just insane for an 11-year old, but insane for a human being of any age. Eddie House plays some point guard in the Association, and he couldn’t do half the things Damon Harge does with a basketball.
I would predict NBA greatness for Harge, but then I remember the cautionary tale of Mike Kirstein. Kirstein was a kid I played Little League against when I was little. He batted about .900. He threw untouchable gas. He hit homers that cleared the fence, kept rising, cleared the enormous trees behind the fence, and then continued to rise. If I had been forced to predict Kirstein’s future, back in the sixth grade, I would have said he was going to win nine or ten MLB home run titles. At least. I’m telling you, this kid had Cooperstown written all over him. But you know what? He didn’t even play high school baseball. He stopped growing, couldn’t hit a curve and lost his love of the game. And now all I remember about him is that he was a Little League god.
My point? Damon Harge could become an NBA superstar or he might stop growing at 4’10″ and be riding the bench for some high school team in a few years. Either way, I would kill to be able to have his ball-handling skills.