Jordan McCabe is a 12-year-old who does things with a basketball that may defy the laws of physics and certainly challenges conventional wisdom.
It’s an article of faith that large hands are the most valuable asset a ball handler can have. This theory started with Connie Hawkins, who probably wasn’t the first person able to palm the ball but he was certainly the first one to do it so flamboyantly. Today we have the case of 6-11 Kwame Brown, who is accused of having hands too small to rebound or handle passes effectively.
So how does McCabe do it? The answer is that he practices two hours daily. He clearly applies the concept of deliberate practice that we wrote about here.
If his skills continue to improve, one of his career options might be to break the color barrier … by joining the Harlem Globetrotters. Marquis Haynes, eat you heart out.