Eric found out through Facebook that the AAU team he played with last year but had to quit because of heart problems - the Majestics - were having a pre-tryout workout. He went to that, and I think the coach must have been flabbergasted to see that Eric is 3 inches taller and 35 pounds heavier than last year. E said he was dunking over and over and the coach was videotaping him with his camera phone. I was in the car waiting, and I saw the coach walk out of the gym to his house a few doors down, bringing back four other guys, I guess to watch Eric.**
E said the coach was really excited and told him, "I think we're going to win at least 6 tournaments this year" and "There's a pretty good chance you'll start," and then he had Eric do 45 dunks in a row from a standing position...one dribble and a dunk. Forty-five times. He couldn't even walk up the stairs to the front door when we got home because his knees hurt so bad.
It was great for his confidence, but his knees are shot. They had been bothering him a week or two ago, so he saw the physical therapist who had helped him with his back. He has another appointment on Tuesday.
Tryouts for the Majestics are this Wednesday and Thursday.
**The reason I thought he brought the guys back to watch Eric is that there were only two players there...Eric and another kid.