Dennis Rodman Jr. is emerging as a potential star as a California freshman

Dennis Rodman has become known more for his wild image, celebrity connections and more recent dalliance with North Korea than a Hall of Fame basketball career. That’s a shame, because he was a heck of a basketball player, with one heck of a career. Now there’s a living, breathing reminder of just what an athlete Rodman was: His basketball-playing son.

Meet Dennis “D.J.” Rodman Jr. As chronicled by MaxPreps, Rodman Jr. is a budding freshman guard for Corona del Mar in Southern California. Already 6-foot-3 and growing, Rodman — who suits up in the No. 1 jersey — is a versatile threat for the Sea Kings, who wasted little time in adding him in to the team’s rotation. He has been a major contributor to Corona del Mar’s 18-8 start, and will soon see his first playoff action.

It almost certainly won’t be the last, at least if D.J. has anything to do with it. Rodman is already one of the Sea Kings’ more athletic players, all hustle, grit and sharp-angled limbs. In that way, his game bears some similarity to his famous father, with a key exception: He’s already a better free throw shooter than dear old Dad.

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