Jaylin Fleming: The Best 13-Year-Old Basketball Player in the United States, and Therefore the World

Are you curiously following the Case of the Next One? You know, like, who it is and how old he is and whether or not he has to shave yet. Are you wondering if there’s a lil’ Michael Jordan out there, or a mini LeBron, or a pint-sized, pocket Magic?

Two years ago, Jaylin Fleming became a YouTube sensation, and an early favourite for the NBA’s Hall of Fame class of 2040. Above, you can see him now. Below, you can see where he’s coming from.

Call him too young for the media’s sharp eye – and college recruiters’ evil eyes. Or, call him incredible. Either way, he’s fun to watch.

(NOTE: He’s beginning the eighth grade as we speak.)