The Jesuit High School basketball team played against some stellar competition on its way to the Class 5A state title this season, but nothing like they faced Tuesday afternoon at the Tiger Palace - Jeremy Lin, point guard for the Houston Rockets.
Jesuit alumnus Nick Plasencia '06, a friend of Lin's from when they attended Harvard from 2006-10, helped arrange a pickup game at Jesuit in which several seniors from the Tigers' state championship team participated.
Lin became a global phenomenon in the spring of 2012 with a string of out-of-nowhere exceptional performances with the New York Knicks. He graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in consecutive weeks, and the whirlwind of attention about him was dubbed "Linsanity."
He signed with the Rockets before the 2012-13 season and averaged 13.1 points and 6.4 assists in helping Houston reach the playoffs this spring.
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See a photo gallery of Lin at Jesuit on Tuesday below.