Jarnell Stokes is a budding sophomore basketball player at the University of Tennessee. His younger brother, Isiah Stokes, may be the most terrifying eighth-grade athlete you'll ever lay eyes on.
As you can see in the photo at right, which was shared by the elder Stokes on Instagram, Isiah Stokes is an absolute middle school behemoth. The Memphis, Tenn., resident stands 6-foot-7 and weighs in at a robust 220 pounds. Considering the fact that Stokes' older brother is a budding collegiate star while standing just one inch taller, at 6-foot-8, young Isiah's genetically endowed gifts are rather prodigious.
In fact, just try to look at the photo at right for more than 10 seconds without picturing a bear racing after a rabbit, or some other woodland creature that doesn't stand a chance. Can you even imagine being a 13-year-old and seeing Isiah Stokes chasing after you?
Of course, as scary as the younger Stokes looks on the football field, he's proven equally talented on a basketball court.
It remains uncertain whether Isiah Stokes will continue to grow. If he does, watch out. In fact, scratch that. Even if he doesn't grow, Isiah is already 6-foot-7. Based on the 29 points, eight rebounds and two assists he pulled down in one hyped AAU tournament, he's probably a pretty good bet for college stardom already.
The quicker he gets on with that future, the quicker middle school running backs can sleep at ease again. After seeing the photo of Stokes chasing down one ball carrier like wild prey, they won't be getting much shut-eye until then.
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