May 8 - Lil Romeo's Basketball Skills Over-Hyped?

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May 8 - Lil Romeo's Basketball Skills Over-Hyped?
 

 

Showcasing his talents outside of music, Lil Romeo has had a successful Nickelodeon show and achieved a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern California, yet doubts have surfaced questioning his merits alleging he unjustly won the award, according to a segment from National Public Radio.

With the support of his father, entertainer Percy Miller aka Master P, the 18-year-old rapper has had the luxury of having direct contact within the industry, allowing him to have sold over one million albums at the age of 11 and star in various films. Developing from a father to coach relationship, the duo came in to contact with the 2008 McDonalds All-American Dunk winner and NBA prospect Demar DeRozan through P’s off-season club team.

Aligning themselves with the Compton-based basketball star, the Millers continued to strengthen their relationship as Romeo and DeRozan played in tournaments together. According to NPR, Master P phoned USC coach Tim Floyd.

“Percy Miller called me and said, ‘Would you like to have Romeo and DeMar,’ and I said ‘Why sure—I’d love to have them’,” Floyd told NPR.

With a possible deal brewing, public speculation grew due to the lopsided comparisons of DeMar’s skills to the mediocre talent of Romeo.

“I think Tim Floyd did what he had to do to acquire an All-American prospect, namely DeMar DeRozan and it cost him two scholarships,” High school basketball talent scout Bob Gibbons admitted to NPR.

Another highly recognized basketball scout and colleague of Gibbons, Rob Matera, furthered the argument against Romeo’s over-hyped on-court skills by explaining his observations of the player at a Nike ABCD Camp.

“I think he played poorly. I thought he was one of the worst players in the camp,” Matera firmly told NPR.

Despite constant negative reactions against taking in Romeo, Floyd has remained true to his decision and why he kept the full athletic scholarship offer available.

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I happen to like some things of Romeo—in terms of what he can do for the University of Southern California. And that’s our option. That’s the beauty about being a college basketball coach, you can build your program any way you want to build it,” he concluded.

As of now, only time will tell if the entertainer-turned-athlete is able to live up to his own hype as he will likely be amongst the likes of star O.J. Mayo, if not drafted in to the NBA, and DeMar.

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81 comments for "May 8 - Lil Romeo's Basketball Skills Over-Hyped?"

 10 years ago '04        #2
DjInfamous804 5 heat pts
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I knew something had to have been behind it...cuz from what I was told about Romeo's skills is just as bad his rap........but he got it....on some bogus mess
 10 years ago '04        #3
T_Buck 9 heat pts
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What hype? He's a fu*kin 2 star athlete. He's garbage and not gonna do sh*t in college, and everyone knows it.
 05-08-2008, 08:56 PM         #4
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talent? i live in cali, 30 mins away from usc and havent heard of this clown.
 10 years ago '07        #5
Tmac225 9 heat pts
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o really
 10 years ago '04        #6
sideshow20 17 heat pts17
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i'll play him
 10 years ago '04        #7
nicoled985 21 heat pts21
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what's funny is that when word of Romeo getting a full ride to USC was posted on this board alot of folks were saying he didn't deserve it but they were called haters I guess time will tell...
 10 years ago '06        #8
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 nicoled985 said:
what's funny is that when word of Romeo getting a full ride to USC was posted on this board alot of folks were saying he didn't deserve it but they were called haters I guess time will tell...
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 05-08-2008, 09:15 PM         #9
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 sideshow20 said:
i'll play him

LUDA!?!?
 05-08-2008, 09:15 PM         #10
ShadyBeforeMath 
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Of Course He's Garbo He Like 4"5
 10 years ago '06        #11
NickJ Da Voice 1 heat pts
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so he'll b ridin pine til he learns da system
 05-08-2008, 09:15 PM         #12
YounG_FaMe 
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he got little skill c it on nickloden lol
 10 years ago '04        #13
casper 1 heat pts
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yall act like this was the first shady incident where somebody got a scholarship

colleges & high school politics r all shady
 05-08-2008, 10:05 PM         #14
crownjewelz 
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USC tryin to get the added exposure to their team by having him play
 10 years ago '04        #15
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lololol this guy...



 05-08-2008, 10:29 PM         #16
N Nyce 
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 ShadyBeforeMath said:
Of Course He's Garbo He Like 4"5
naw he over 6 foot now for real
 10 years ago '06        #17
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i played at the nationals against the p.miller ballers, they demar was nice but romeo suck as. he got handles but he dont do nothin. he dont even get burn like that...
 05-08-2008, 10:31 PM         #18
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lil romeo is a f*g
 10 years ago '04        #19
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 ShadyBeforeMath said:
Of Course He's Garbo He Like 4"5
He's listed as 6'1''.
 10 years ago '04        #20
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demar looks nice but romeo looks subpar
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