TAG: Marcus Derrickson

In a park uptown a long 6-7 kid comes into the park shooting so hard the backboard starts to shiver. A man of the community notices, and takes the time to show him a shot that changes the course of basketball history. The kid was Kareem, and the shot was the sky hook. The 13-year-old from Dyckman Projects became a regular student of Mr. Jim Couch and the Jim Couch Super 16 National Freshman Game honors his training ingenuity and his commitment to giving young and talented players the chance to showcase their talents.