Every year during the summer a highly competitive basketball pro-am league comes to San Francisco. Games are filled with exciting players that play in college, overseas, or even the NBA. The past couple of years this league has had Matt Barnes, Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields, Jason Kapono, Cardell "Ballaholic" Butler and many more really talented players that could find a spot on many NBA rosters. However this year a new player is drawing attention. He is not in the NBA though. In fact, he does not play pro ball anywhere. He actually has not even played a college game yet. That is right he is still in high school, but is taking over the league by storm. The most intriguing fact is that he is only 5'7 and that is being generours. He is youtube sensation and bay area native Kiwi Gardner. Kiwi recently singed a letter of intent to takes his talents to the Big East and play at Providence next year. Last summer he was playing AAU ball for the Oakland Soldiers which were the best AAU team in the NATION and won the fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas. This year he is playing with the big boys preparing for his college career. His next game is this thursday at 8 PM at Kezar Pavillion. I suggest everyone to go see this dred-shaking fearless kid play while you can. Admission is free of course and also on his roster are Matt Barnes (when in town), Jason Kapono (when in town), and reigning MVP Cardell Butler. This year Kiwi caught everyone's eye his first game as he dunked from outside of the key, the next game to top it he scored 51 points. I wonder whats to come in game 3?
Here is more information on the pro am in case you want to check it out.
Now check out Kiwi in a couple of videos so you can see what to expect
Kiwi Gardner GOES CRAZY & Scores 51 Points in Pro-Am Game!!! (via Yayareasfinest2006)
This some video of the Oakland Soldiers team he was on last year
The BEST AAU Team in the Country... Oakland Soldiers DESTROY Vegas (via Yayareasfinest2006)
Where: Kezar Pavillion
When: Thursday, 6/30, 8PM