So, right way, players like Erving Walker of Christ The King High School in Middle Village, New York have to overcome that bias.
But Walker can play. And Erving can shoot. And the game of basketball is about defending and shooting.
Walker, a member of the class of 2008, has rung up five or six three-pointers in a row in several AAU games during summer. He played for Tiny Morton's Juice All Stars over the summer.
But at 5-foot-6 Walker will likely have his doubters. But it's no surprise to him. It's just a ritual that most players of his size go through during the course of their careers.