Seattle Basketball Phenom: Jashaun Agosto

Normally I would not post about a basketball player so young but this kid has youtube videos encroaching five million views. Jashaun Agosto is 12 years old and was born in Seattle, Washington. He may have the most internet fame of any Seattle basketball player. It is difficult to project a little guy who is not even close to being physically mature, but he is touted as the best basketball player in the country at his age. To quiet some of the haters and to prove his athleticism, Jashaun set a world record for his age group by running a 4:15 mile. Check these videos out for yourself.

Here is the original story on Komo News with 4.8 million views:

Here Isiah Thomas and Jamal Crawford take their turns with Jashaun 1 on 1:

Isiah Thomas looks tired like he just finished working out so Jashaun keeps blowing by him. It was good to see Jamal Crawford clowning the little kid but Jashaun still held his own by shooting over him. I would be more surprised if Jashaun falls out somewhere along the line than if he has a successful career whether that is just in college or professionally also. Let me know in the comments if you think Jashaun Agosto is going to be a bust or not.

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65 Responses to Seattle Basketball Phenom: Jashaun Agosto
  1. ThatsBootySon
    February 7, 2011 | 7:20 am

    hes gunna be a beast just wait i see him being like the next allen iverson keep ur eye on this kid hes a monster

  2. Maxi Allan Sebastien
    February 11, 2011 | 7:15 am

    He’s really good but I got tallent too i’m gonna make the NBA with him watch us going work we gonna make something good’s happend :P

  3. hey
    April 5, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    He isnt that good. He’s all hype. Now that he’s in the 8th grade, he does nothing over taller defenders.

  4. class of 2017
    April 24, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    This kid is a monster when he is older and alot more kids his age are better he will get even more attention watch out for him years from now

  5. Too'Short
    May 13, 2011 | 10:56 am

    This boy is a beast. Period, poin, blank. He has a talent that god gave him. So let’s not talk down about him. I’ve seen him play manyy many times. He played for seattle speed, Idk if he still does. But he played against both of my brothers. He’s reallyy great, and his parents are cool. He got a bright future ahead.

  6. Christian
    June 13, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    There is know way he’s not going to be in the NBA. I’m really good to I just don’t put it online. Some of that stuff I can do.

  7. Matthew Gray
    June 19, 2011 | 11:23 pm

    If he gets taller

  8. Anton
    August 25, 2011 | 9:30 am

    There will never be a nxt Mike, but to be as motivated as he is at his age, i can only expect great things from this kid

  9. Too soon to tell
    October 18, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    No human being is perfect.
    It is my belief that people peak at different ages, and that rarely lasts for more than a decade or two.
    Many average NBA players (still great compared to non-NBA players) peaked at young ages, then that was it. Their basketball IQ didn’t get higher. Their leadership skills didn’t grow. Their egos shrunk with time. Their desire to win faded. And they settled for being good instead of great.

    To be a BEAST does not mean you have to be big like an elephant, nor tall like a giraffe, nor fast as a rabbit. To be a BEAST you need to be fierce.

    A lot of these prospect kids, i see them trained with humility by their parents (atleast in the youtube videos). Makes for a sweet video, but i think it’s the wrong message. To be great, your personality should not be of the type “I’m trying my best”, or “I’m going to do my best”. To be great, you need the personality of the type “I want to be the best”, “I want to be better than everyone else”, “I am the best”.
    I know it might sound wrong or even pathological, but Derrick Rose wouldn’t have gotten his MVP if he didn’t think to himself (and say it out loud): “Why can’t I be MVP?”

    November 20, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    I actually played this kid 2 days ago and my team beat their’s… his shot is horrid and he doesn’t stop shooting… all hype. Plus he is 5 foot nothing.

  11. Say hey
    December 9, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    @hey He currently plays on a highschool varsity basketball team in 7th grade and he scores 60 points a game and led his team to state championship.

  12. eric
    January 13, 2012 | 9:49 pm

    lol if he doesnt learn how not to dribble he wont do shit haha he has the ball by his fuggin head

  13. quinn
    February 24, 2012 | 5:21 pm

    this kid is crazy. He is bound to have a great future

  14. cedric
    July 27, 2012 | 9:41 pm

    he has inspired me to step my game up and also that there r many more levels that I can achieve in basketball he works hard he’s dedicated that just shows me that I have to be even more I respect his game

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