"I used to play with Lucca in one of the Urspring youth teams. What he did is the only right way in Germany to be able to play on a high level later on. Whe do not have these High-School sport-programms like you do in the US. Lucca once scored 102 points in one youth game,just to show you how bad the German youth-programm is.The idea of the Urspring/Ehingen Team is to get these talentet players out of these crap youth-leagues and let them play on a high level and still give them the oportunity to play college ball afterwards. With this decission the Urspring/Ehingen system is doomed to quit sooner or later."
I remember reading once (from a free article on CR, I think) that Lucca said he scored over 100 points in a game, but I thought he was joking. Wow! Of course, as the signee indicates, it's really because the German youth program is so awful.
I remember that Jake Sullivan scored 70+ in a junior high game, I think, too.
"The values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs over adversity." -Jared Diamond, Collapse
Its so true though, and one more reason why this is such a load of crap. They don't have anything comparable to U.S. high school basketball in Europe. If you want to play at a decent level you have to play on a club team. Its basically what the prep-school level in the U.S. would be like if there was no organized high-school basketball.
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