These are really short, edited clips of Eric at the tournament this weekend. I haven't figured out yet how to put it all into one video.
His team got 2nd place. They lost to the Eagles, which I mentioned in a previous post is the best AAU team in St. Louis. One of their guys plays for Cardinal Ritter High School, who won the State Championship in basketball just the day before joining the Eagles on Sunday. He's one of the best players on their team (Cardinal Ritter) and he's a sophomore.
E played very well for not having played in four months. He got a LOT of playing time and scored 5, 6, and 8 points. The problem is the guards...they hardly ever give him the ball. They all want to score themselves. When they DID give the ball to Eric, he scored. It's so frustrating because he was wide open so many times and they didn't pass to him. Oh well, as long as they keep winning I'm fine with it.
After the semifinal game, a dad from the losing team, who's son Eric had been guarding, came up to Eric and shook his hand and asked how tall he was. When Eric told him 6'8", he said, "Oh, now I see how you were blocking all those shots." The courts were way below the bleachers, so it was hard to tell how tall everyone is.
Another tournament this weekend in St. Louis and next weekend we go to Knoxville, Tennessee!
Oh, and I bought another telephoto lens on EBay. A used one. Which I should have done in the first place. I'll try not to lose this one.
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