Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How high can you jump???




Check out the article and YouTube video at the following link:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Division-III-YouTube-sensation-earns-spot-in-NCA?urn=ncaab-wp1502

I guess white kids can jump (well, some of them)! Is Jacob Tucker impressive? Why or why not? Do you think Tucker at 5'11" stands a chance against his competitors who are all at least 6'3"? If you could be GREAT at one thing, what would it be and why?

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Downing said... I am one white kid who can not jump! But Jacob is one white kid who can really jump. His athletic ability is very impressive and I am glad to see him getting noticed. IF I could be GREAT at one thing it would be dancing. I am always trying to bust a move, usually with less than good consequences.

Anonymous said...

Lauren...I am only 5' 1'', however I can jump higher than most people think I can. I play volleyball so it is kind of a necessity. I am glad that Tucker is being recognized compared to his much taller competitors. I hope that he excels. If I could be GREAT at something it would be singing. I love to sing but people do not enjoy listening to me. I think i'll stick to singing in the shower other than on a stage.

Sarah said...

Jumping ability has nothing to do with your race. If you work hard to improve your athletic abilities, you can take on any opponent. Jacob Tucker could easily take on taller competitors. If I could be great at anything, it would be jumping because it would make cheerleading easier.

Matt said...

Matt: I wish I could be great at flying. Not with a plane.. Just flying. I think flying would be really cool, so I think if I had the ability to be good at something, I think that's what I would choose.

Taylor said...

Tee- This kid is incredibly impressive for being able to master a sport like that. I think he does stand a chance if he tries hard enough. If I could be great at one thing, it would be hunting bears. Bears are my worst enemies.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan says... Jacob Tucker is a BEAST!! He's only 5'11 and can jump what looks like more than a foot above the rim. He can easily take on competitors in the NBA.

Anonymous said...

Ernie says.................................................... Tucker is a good basketball player. However, you could find many kids these days that got the talent Tucker got. If i could be great in anything it would have to be baseball. I love baseball and will love to go pro one day.

Anonymous said...

Kristin says... Jacob Tucker is very impressive. He stands a great chance against his competitors. Being able to do what he does takes practice and dedication. Obviously he is willing to work towards making himself great. If I could be great at one thing it would be singing. I love to sing, but its not a very joyous sound.

Anonymous said...

Ashley says... He is very impressive! For a white boy who can jump like that, is very cool. I do think he will have lots of competition. He has good height but their are lots of guys in pro that are really taller than him. The taller you are the more gain in the jump you have. Other than that, he is very good at what he does. I think he could stand a chance but he would have to work hard! I'm very good at softball! It's something I have done since I was a kid and have gotton better at it.

Lilli said...

I think that your hieght or race has nothing to do with the abililty to jump. I also believe that he could stand a chance againist his competitors that are 6'3"

Anonymous said...

Madi says... I think that Jacob Tucker is very impressive. He is only 5'll" and he can jump just as high as people who are 6'3". This shows that size really doesn't matter!

Anonymous said...

Sheron says…I think he has a pretty good chance but a person at 6”3 could easily block his shot even if he can’t jump high. Though being 5”11 and able to do that isn’t bad either. If I were to be great at something it would be probably be drafting and design.

Anonymous said...

Robbie says... I think that was pretty cool. For a white kid he can jump pretty high, speacialy for a college kid. I think hell be a good NBA player one day.

Anonymous said...

Destiny saids...His good but not great I seen better I mean I can't jump that high and I am 5'8 close to 5'9.If I was to be great at something it would be basketball because of my height. My sister use to play basketball and she was very good at it but it didn't last long becuase we move.

Anonymous said...

Chris says… I think what Jacob Tucker did was pretty impressive, him being 5’11” and all. I do think he could compete with some of the NBA stars who are 6”3” and taller sure but he probably wouldn’t be able to dunk all the time. Something that I would like to be really good at would have to be Baseball even though I’m good at it I would like to be better and be in the MLB someday.

Anonymous said...

LaKendra... I think that Tucker is very good at what he does. I have not seen many people who can do that and it is good tht he is being recognized for his talent considering his height. If I could be great at one thing it would be shopping beccause I love to shop and I do it all the time. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Cadeja says: Yes, Jacob Tucker is very impressive. He can Dunk the ball better than some NBA players to be the height that he is but then again height and size should have nothing to do with how great you can be at something. Yes, Jacob does stand a chance with his competitors who may be taller and bigger than him. If I could be great at anything I would want for it to be basketball because I want for that to someday be my career. The WNBA is where I want to get to so I will push very hard and work hard to get there.

Anonymous said...

JALISSA CHAMBLLISS
White men can't jump, i say that because most of them short and don't no how to play sports. If i could be great at one thing it would be Singing. I say that because i love to sing. Most of my friends tell me that i don't no how, but i still try. If i knew how to sing things would be much easier for me in life.

Jake The Snake said...

It's pretty cool and impressive. I think if someone practices jumping and stuff, they can get better at it, and do good like Jacob Tucker. This guy needs to be in the NBA because I think he would do good. If I could be great at one thing, it would probably have to be dunking, because not many people can dunk.

Anonymous said...

He is impressive, very impressive. White boy has skills. This boy should be in the NBA taken Kobe’s spot. I want to be great at figuring out why Mr. Downing wants to be good at dancing. Why does he want to dance?

Michael Clifford

Anonymous said...

I think that is pretty cool. Basketball still isn't that interesting to me, but his dunks are pretty darn amazing. I wish I could jump as high as him. He could probably be really good at parkour. If I could be great at one thing it would definitely be soccer!
Gavin Dale

Holly said...

He is very impressive, because most people wouldn't be able to do that. I think that he does stand a chance because he is very good. If I could be great at one thing it would be to be the greatest designer ever!!!!!

curneshia said...

The saying that white people can't jump is not true. Yes, Jacob Tucker is impressive because not to many short people can dunk. The way he was doing in the video yes I think he will stand a chance against them. Well, I would say I am good at playing basketball I just can't dunk eventho I really wish I could.

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