They always talk about a great crossover “breaking ankles.” What if it breaks a knee?
That may have been the result of a hybrid hesitation-crossover move authored by a Dunedin (Fla.) junior varsity player in a recent game against Tarpon Springs (we believe). That’s Jacob Thompson in the video from MaxPreps above, heading straight at a defender while running the point before stopping short for a brief crossover that sent his man tumbling back and clutching his knee.
Naturally, it’s our hope — and everyone’s, we’re sure — that the defender in question bounced back up and avoided any serious injury, but regardless of his physical condition he certainly came out of the play with a wounded ego; not only did Thompson drop him with his handle, he also dropped a three-pointer in his eye for a Falcons bucket.
Will Thompson ever become an impact player for Dunedin’s varsity squad? Who knows. Regardless of where he ends up, his knee-busting trey will always stand out as a made-for-viral-internet highlight.