Recent Viral Child Sport Prodigies and Where They Are Now

By Jim Liao
Jim Liao
Jim Liao
August 1, 2014 Updated: August 6, 2014

1. Jashaun Agosto

In 2008, a news video on 11-year-old basketball phenom Jashaun Agosto went super viral, and now has over 23 million views.

In the video, Jashaun demonstrates very advanced dribbling techniques and a pinpoint-accurate shot. He also disclosed his dream of playing basketball at its highest level.

Additionally, the kid boasted a mile time of 4 minutes and 50 seconds, making him a true freak of nature in more than one respect.

Shortly afterwards, Jashuan was dubbed ‘the best 4th grader in the nation’, made an appearance on Ellen, and played pick-up with NBA stars Jamal Crawford and Isiaah Thomas.

Today: Jashuan is now 17, and is the starting point guard for the Garfield High School varsity basketball team.

He recently led Garfield to a state championship, and is an ESPN four-star recruit for the class of 2016. 

There are recent videos of him as well, and if you watch the video below, you will see he is doing quite well.

He is a bit short at a height of 5’9, but dunks insanely.


2. Nakai Takuhiro

Nakai Takushiro is a Japanese soccer whiz who was branded the next Lionel Messi at the age of 7. 

Not much is known about him other than that, but the skills speak for themselves (shown above).

Today: In late 2013, Takushiro was signed by the eminent soccer club – wait for it – Real Madrid.

Below are some more recent highlights of the now 9-year-old Takuhiro.


3. Sam Gordon

Nearly two years ago, nine-year-old football star Sam Gordon went viral for being a girl that absolutely dominated a boy’s game. 

Her skills landed her a Wheaties box cover, an appearance on Good Morning America, and an invite to a training session with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.

Today:  It hasn’t been too long, but Sam is not only still playing football, she recently became a YouTuber!

Yes, Sam now has her own YouTube channel, and just a week ago, she detailed her experiences at a University of Michigan football camp.

If you watch the video, you will know she is full of energy, very fast, and still a step ahead of the boys.(See 1:20, oops Sam!)

Jim Liao