The Young and Restless
|06.30.09 at 12:31 am ET|
Welcome to the latest edition of the LEEInks! Today we’ll be taking a look at youth’s impact on the wide world of sports in recent days.
On Thursday, the NBA held it’s annual entry draft. To no one’s surprise, the Los Angeles Clippers took Oklahoma power forward extraordinaire Blake Griffin with the first overall pick.
Prior to becoming the newest Clipper, Griffin appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a dunk contest between himself and the former Fever Pitch star. Hopefully moves like this will become a feature of Griffin’s repertoire in the NBA.
The other big name coming out of Radio City Music Hall is Spain’s Ricky Rubio. Rubio was selected fifth overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rubio’s selection made some pretty serious NBA history as the point guard became the first player born in the 1990′s to be drafted into the league. Unfortunately for Rubio, he’s also the first NBA player to be unable to enjoy songs like this or this when they sat high atop the Billboard charts.
However, LEEInks has discovered a new hoops prodigy who one day may make hoops scouts go crazy. Meet Aaron Shutway from Brecksville-Broadview Middle School in Ohio…could he be the NBA’s next phenom?
Moving along now from the hardwood to the diamond, we head into Ray Kinsella’s beloved Iowa. High school pitchers Matt Dermody and Kole Klocko nearly pulled off the cleanest of doubleheaders for South Tama High in Des Moines earlier this month.
Not a bad day on the ballfield, eh?
Finally, in what is likely a LEEInks first, we’re coming back closer to home to talk a little bit of some NASCAR. Middletown, Conn., native Joey Logano took home the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hamphire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
According to this ESPN the Magazine article, Logano probably has one of the best nicknames in sports, “Sliced Bread” — as in best thing since. Not to mention, he also appeared in one of the cheesiest PSA’s ever caught on film.
And to think he received his driver’s license only a few short years ago!
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