Remember MTV? It’s evidently still popular with the kids these days, not so much for the playing of actual music videos, but…wait a minute. I’m getting ahead of myself.
Remember music videos? Oh, forget it. Suffice to say, there’s still this thing called MTV and they now play alleged reality shows as often as they used to play music videos (go look those up yourself), and have even made a few forays into the world of sports. Soon, they’ll even have a hand in college basketball, or at least in the life one particular kid who will be playing it starting in the fall of 2011.
As reported by CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish last week, Melrose High School in Memphis — the high school of Adonis Thomas, a consensus top ten recruit in the class of 2011 — will be featured on an upcoming MTV reality series similar to the Two-A-Days series that chronicled the lives of those kids from high school football powerhouse Hoover High in Alabama. Shooting could begin as early as this week, and it’s said the show will focus on the battle of, as Parrish writes, “inner-city minorities trying to repeat as state champions.”
Hey, sounds good. We’d tune in for that. But we wonder if the upcoming MTV series might have also led to this:
That’s from Adonis’ Facebook page, as you can tell. We’ve all seen kids announce final college choices on ESPN-U before, so that’s nothing new. We enjoy those a lot — almost as much as we enjoyed the eloquent invitation on Thomas’ page for him to stay at home and play at Memphis by the inarguably well-dressed Charles Sims, Jr. But an ESPN-U appearance to announce a final list of colleges? Is this something we should all be getting behind?