Hold your hats, everyone. This is just a freshman.
Yes, the player you see tearing up opposing defenses in the highlight reel above is freshman LaDarius Marshall, who competes for Cardozo High in Jackson, Miss. He is an absolute athletic freak, able to run the game by himself and finish with the kind of flush that few can pull off.
Marshall is already 6-foot-5, 190 pounds and is likely to continue growing as he gets older. Then there’s Marshall’s vertical leap, which made him capable of throwing down 360 slams when he was still in middle school. Really.
So, what does the future hold for Marshall? A bit of LeBron James’ athleticism with the occasional panache of an oversized point guard? Who knows. Whatever Marshall does develop into, we can all rest assured that it won’t be a quiet transformation.