In the age of social media, top high school prospects can go viral with a nasty dunk or ankle breaking crossover. In 1954, it wasn’t so common. 17-year-old Wilt Chamberlain was so dominant that Paramount studios sent out a crew out to film the ‘Young Giant’ in one of their classic newsreel clips.
This is a cool piece of history that shows just what another universe Chamberlain was in athletically compared to these two-handed set shot shooting stiffs. He would be a 5-star recruit today. Back in 1954, he was an alien. The old-timey news legend Marty Glickman commentating is awesome, too.