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Basketball's pint-sized prodigy walking tall

Last updated on: February 27, 2013 08:58 IST

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He is just 4 feet 5 inches tall, but 11-year-old Julian Newman has already proved that height is not a big factor in basketball, a sport traditionally dominated by tall men.

Starting point guard Newman stands waist high next to other players on his Florida high school basketball team but his talent towers over the competition.


Image: Julian Newman participates in Friday evening pickup basketball games at Downey Christian School in Orlando, Florida
Photographs: Scott Audette/Reuters
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Newman's dribbling stunts video logged nearly 3 million viewers

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At only 11, Newman leads the state of Florida in assists per game this season and ranks fifth nationally, according to Maxpreps.com, which maintains statistics on high school sports.

A video of Newman's game highlights and dribbling stunts posted in December on YouTube went viral, currently logging nearly 3 million viewers.


Photographs: Scott Audette/Reuters
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