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2012 recruit breaks backboard in Venice Beach

Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:47 am
Edited on: August 28, 2011 11:53 am
By Matt Norlander

If a backboard breaks in college basketball, you're going to see it on the blog. That's just a promise we have no problem keeping around here.

Recruits count in that equation, so 2012 elite power forward Mitch McGary gets some pub on a sleepy Sunday morning. While going through the layup line at yesterday's Boost Mobile Elite 24 competition in Venice Beach, Calif., McGary, a top-five guy in his class, gave the glass more than it could handle. The big man broke the iron away from the backboard and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance due to some gashes and blood running off his shoulder that would qualify him as an extra in "300." It was an appropriate, even if melodramatic, reaction.

McGary, who is still taking his time with making a decision, came back shortly after. Best of all: ESPNU's cameras caught the breakage, and then Dave Telep, the Godfather of recruiting got an interview with McGary.

(H/T to Rush the Court, who plucked the video first)
Category: NCAAB

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:19 am

2012 recruit breaks backboard in Venice Beach

Nothing special about the slam, but the kids gets all due credit for a highlight dunk for ESPN.

It did not look as if he held on too long. He is just a big solid player with a skill set above the rim.

If you have to be unlucky and have a backboard break, what better time could a HS player (who has not named a college) pick.

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