On Sunday, Star Tribune college basketball writer Marcus Fuller wrote about how incoming Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington has created interest in himself through the use of social media -- in addition to his ability to do things with a basketball that set him apart from most of high high school peers.
Fuller wrote: "Highlight videos of Washington toying with defenders, using crossover, between-the-legs and spin-dribble moves, before a jump shot or jelly layup have hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Over 280,000 people follow his Instagram account; 27,000 more on Twitter."
How well Washington makes the transition from high school standout to the Big Ten (and possibly beyond) remains to be seen. But, in the meantime, here's a look at what's sparked some of the excitement about Washington and his self-created Jelly Fam Movement. There's a lot more where this came from, but here are the highlights.
SLAM Magazine introduces and explains the Jelly Fam Movement:
Here's a mixtape of his senior season from Primetime Hoops:
Here's a video put together by the University of Minnesota:
Washington's role in bringing back New York City basketball (plus a primer on the 'jelly' finger roll), from VICE Sports:
This is the first of a two-part YouTube 'biopic' on Washington from Ryan Currie of Home Team Hoops. Grab some coffee or a soda before settling in for this one.