PHENOMenology: Sixth grader Boopie Miller is the latest to light up John Lucas Camp

PHENOMenology: Sixth grader Boopie Miller is the latest to light up John Lucas Camp

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PHENOMenology: Sixth grader Boopie Miller is the latest to light up John Lucas Camp

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Ladies and gentlemen, the future of youth basketball is out there, and his name — or at least his nickname — appears to be Boopie.

The sixth grader you see in the highlight reel above is Kevin “Boopie” Miller, a 4-foot-10 11-year-old who is already a pass-first point guard. He’s a sixth grader at Chicago’s Beasley Academic Center, where he has averaged an impressive 18 points and six assists per game during Beasley’s ongoing undefeated season.

Remember: He’s in sixth grade, and at the recent John Lucas Future of the Game Midwest Camp, he completely bossed the show, against the best fifth and sixth graders from across the region, if not the nation.

One final note about Boopie: He’s not the first pass-first point guard of note to come out of Beasley Academic Center. A certain player who wears number 1 for the Chicago Bulls (yes, Derrick Rose) also got his competitive start at Beasley.

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