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Wonder kid

Maybe you have or haven't heard about Julian Newman, the 4-foot-5 point guard who's a fifth-grader at a Christian school in Orlando, Fla., and, um, plays on the high school varsity.

Anyway ... here he is. And, yes, I know this looks like Lil' Bow Wow in "Like Mike," but it's apparently for real.

I do find a couple of things a bit fishy, however:

1. It doesn't look like anyone on the opposing team is really trying to guard him.

2. It also doesn't look like anyone on the opposing team seems willing to take him down low and exploit the obvious physical mismatch, even though there's several instances in this video when they could have easily done it.

Bottom line: This looks to me like what used to happen in the driveway with your little brother, when the two of you would "play" one-on-one.

So how good is this kid, really?

Ben Smith's blog.