Remember Them Days - RARE Allen Iverson High School Highlights (1991 Bethel vs Kecoughtan)
By Cardell Dudley
We have all heard the legend of the kid they called Bubbachuck from Newport News, Virginia, the kid who would become known worldwide as the answer Allen Iverson. Tales detailing Iversons exploits as a two sport phenom at Bethel High School in basketball and football proves that Iversons ascend to the top of the basketball world was surely not by accident. There are countless hours of footage showing Iverson dominating as a collegian at Georgetown and as the leader of the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. What is rare however is to see great athletes such as Iverson showcase their undeniable talent at the beginning stages of their remarkable climb to amongst the elite in their respective sport. Im happy to say you are in for a treat. Below is rare footage of Allen Iverson as a sophomore star at Bethel High School averaging 25 points per game going to work against Kecoughtan High School. Iverson showcases his supreme all around game and big heart by pretty much playing all five positions at one time or another. He jumped ball, guarded centers and wings, ran point, rebounded, scored, he did everything that he eventually did on the bigger stages of the Big East and NBA. Sharing the backcourt with future Wake Forest Demon Deacon Tony Rutland, a Virginia legend in his own right, Iverson would put on a show scoring 14 first half points before finishing with 35 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assist and 7 steals. That unfortunately wasn't enough as a strong Kecoughtan team won 75-69 in a game that featured seven future D-I players. Check out the early days of the Answer below.
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