Published on July 11th, 2012 | by Tawann Guice0
Damon Harge 6th Grade Phenom Predicted As The Savior Of Professional Basketball
Having stumbled upon some basketball video on YouTube, I found myself engulfed in the highlights of a player not of the Jordan lineage, not currently playing professional basketball, and not even a teenager as yet. A young man by the name of Damon Harge, who for lack of a better word totally “wowed” me in every sense of the word. I have attend many Basketball venues, from the Madison Square Gardens, to the Rucker Parks, to the all famous “ The Gate” at West 4th St., New York and have yet to see anything like a Damon Harge. I can remember the “Soul In The Hole Classic” tournaments in Bed-Stuy were players would bring a high level of game play coupled with on court ball-skill trickery that would amaze watchers to this day. Since then I never thought that I would be as entertained buy a person with a basketball in their hands; as I was by 11 year old Damon Harge. (Now 13 yrs. old)
A prodigy, seemingly born with a basketball attached to his very hand, exhibits skills that are hardly matched by the challengers that he plays against in the High School varsity games he plays today. YES I SAID IT, VARSITY! Harge has already been scouted by some of the big name colleges and he is no were near ready for college. Rank the #1 sixth grader in the country at the time, is just one of Harge’s accolades, and he would later set the record for the most points in a game with 50 points; in the Adidas Junior Phenom Summer Camp. 50 points, REALLY? Needless to say, young Damon Harge has his road set before him and is running it from the point. Many critics believe that with all of the attention and publicity, the Harge hype will soon fizzle out. I most certainly beg to differ! There has been many great athletes that have received early attention, and have made it to be incredible stars, and some that have flopped into obscurity, but I believe the athleticism in Harge will be a lasting one. He gives off a purity that could possibly rejuvenate a dry league of cry babies and flop artists that use their Oscar Award winning talents to win games instead of their basketball skills.
In the game of basketball, particularly the professional leagues, change must come and should start at the point. There is no telling how healthy a young man such as Harge will stay or if genetics will cause him to grow pass the height of the great ball handlers like the Allen Iverson’s Chris Paul’s and even Isaiah Thomas’s but one thing is certainly for sure, if all remains well, Damon Harge may change the face of professional basketball forever, and I may even consider watching some of the games again. To Damon Harge; Lifestyles Defined wishes you good luck, and keep up the hard work. We’re watching you!