Her name is Jaden Newman and this video shows her dominating a high school varsity basketball team.
A stand out player in high school basketball might not be rare, but as you can probably tell, Newman isn’t 17 or 18 like most of her opponents presumably are, she is a nine-year-old currently in the 4th grade.
And this doesn’t seem to be a one off either.
ESPN W contacted Newman’s father Jamie, who also Downey Christian boys and girls coach:
“She wants to be like Diana Taurasi,” said dad Jamie Newman. “She wants to play for her country, for Connecticut and in the WNBA.”
In a previous life I covered high school sports for a living and watched a considerable amount of girls basketball. A player with the handle like Newman’s scoring a lot of points is believable, especially since we can’t exactly measure the level of play that Downey Christian (an independent high school) matches up against. Newman’s small stature and quickness is probably an asset against slower-footed opponents.
Newman’s older brother, Jaden, similarly made news for excelling at the varsity level as an 11-year-old, leading to a profile in the New York Times last year.