Meet Kamryn Waites.
He’s 6-foot-9, weighs 270 pounds and wears a size 20 shoe that has to be custom made. And, oh, he just finished eighth grade and is 14 (he turns 15 in August).
Waites — a member of the Class of 2021 who is known to some as “Baby Shaq” — was on the court for the Prime Time Sports tournament in Dallas last weekend and plays for RM5 of the Nike EYBL circuit.
“Size is just part of the package,” Tracey Bingham from RM5 said. “His footwork is off the charts. You won’t think it from just looking at him, but throw the ball in and see what happens.
According to Future150, he is the No. 3 player overall in the Class of 2021 and No. 1 center. Waites attends Universal Academy in Coppell, Texas.
In a scouting report from Youth1.com, Waites is described this way:
One of his biggest strengths is his defensive rebounding ability – the kid is just dominant on the glass. Between his shot blocking ability and timing, and his upper body strength, he does not get outmuscled, and as his body continues to develop, he will become better and better on both ends of the court.