Dennis Rodman Jr., son of retired NBA player Dennis Rodman Sr., is following in his father’s footsteps. The high school sophomore played a spectacular game for his team at Corona Del Mar in Newport Beach, California, on Tuesday despite Pasadena beating out Corona Del Mar in the championship series.
Dennis Jr. scored 24 points during this week’s game and has averaged 19.6 points per meet this season. The teen climaxed with a 40-point scoring high during Corona Del Mar’s competition against Dominguez last week. Rodman essentially led his team to a victory with his skills on the court.
“He played great,” Dennis Jr.’s coach, Ryan Schachter, said of Tuesday’s game. “He’s one of the more underrated or unknown players in Southern California.”
Rodman Jr. has been making a name for himself ever since coming to Corona Del Mar. The teen started out on the varsity team and performed well enough to keep a spot with the group.
Dennis Rodman Sr. has much to be proud of while watching his son carve out a path of his own. The retired NBA defender discussed his life as a dad during an interview with the Huffington Post in 2013.
“I don’t know how to be a father,” Rodman admitted. “My last wife said, ‘You don’t know how to hug your kids. You don’t have no interest in your kids.’ I said, ‘Yes I do. I just don’t know how to show it.'”
Dennis Rodman fathers four children.
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