Jaliyah Manuel: The six-year-old basketball prodigy

YOUNG TALENT: Jaliyah Manuel

YOUNG TALENT: Jaliyah Manuel

MEET JALIYAH Manuel, a six-year-old basketball sensation from New Orleans.

Though she’s only in the first grade, Jaliyah has better balls skills than players twice her age.

The youngster has built up a sizeable following on Instagram showing off her skills in her driveway and has piqued the interest of basketball scouts worldwide.

“I know it’s Christmas, but no excuses,” she said of one of her videos over the festive season. “You still got to go out there and put in work. That’s the only way you’re going to get better.”

Not only is Jaliyah an incredibly intense and dedicated baller, but she knows how to have a good time and always puts school first.


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