Forget about Julius Randle coming back early from a broken foot injury to average 32 points and 18 rebounds, while playing at just 60 percent, and lead Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) to a state title.
Who cares if Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) swingman Andrew Wiggins completed the now legendary reverse, between-the-legs, 360-dunk that collectively dropped the country’s jaws during the POWERADE Jam Fest slam dunk contest.
Neither one of those amazing feats is on the level of what Alpharetta (Alpharetta, Ga.) quarterback Josh Dobbs pulled off.
Since kindergarten, Dobbs, a senior who is signed to Tennessee, hasn’t missed a day of school.
Don’t roll your eyes just yet. Take a second to think about that.
That’s roughly 2,340 days of, sometimes, annoying teachers and bad cafeteria food.
“I just get up and go to school every day,” Dobbs told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “When you get, I guess, to about seventh grade, that’s when you realize you haven’t missed a day of school (and that) you’re not going to miss a day of school. So you just keep going. I know it’s a great accomplishment, so I’m happy that I’m going to make it through high school. I still have a month left. I plan on going to school unless I get deathly sick. We’ll pray that doesn’t happen, knock on wood.”
It’s no coincidence that a guy who hasn’t missed a day of school since he was 5, makes straight A’s and is planning to study to become an aeronautical engineer.
Wakeup people; the percentages weigh heavy against high school players making it professionally.
These are the guys that “make it.”
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