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Of course an Indiana couple named their kid Jumpshot

(Photo: Matt Kryger/Indy Star)

We see some ridiculous names in basketball recruiting these days, but this one from Indiana may take the cake. Jumpshot Warner is a freshman at Franklin High School in Indiana, and believe it or not, his name could have been much worse.

“My dad wanted to name me ‘Indiana Jumpshot,’” Warner told Indy Star’s Gregg Doyel. “I think people would have looked at me like I was crazy. What if I moved out of state? What would they call me, ‘Kansas Jumpshot’ or something? I wasn’t a fan of that one. But I like the name ‘Jumpshot.’”

Jumpshot’s full name is Caden JT Jumpshot Warner, but he’s always gone by Jumpshot. His parents told Doyel they considered naming him Larry Isaiah, or Macy if he was a girl after Kyle Macy, but Jumpshot it was. Thankfully, he likes basketball (and so far is pretty good at it), but can you imagine if he didn’t?

For more, let Doyel entertain you at the Indy Star.

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9 Comments for Of course an Indiana couple named their kid Jumpshot



  1. Booher
    11:54 am November 15, 2018 Permalink

    Kinda awesome my next kid will be And one Booher



  2. playmorezeppelin
    12:02 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    This will be far less cool when he’s 45 and works as an accountant



    • JASUN74
      5:35 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

      Lmao. Hey Jumpshot, did you finish the Evans Account? Hahah hahahaha. Poor little feller. Yes I said feller. I’m from the mountains of Ky dang it. Lol.



  3. ChetSteadmansSalisburySteak
    12:11 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    I thought this was a Herald-Leeder post.



  4. RackEmWillie
    12:12 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    At least it’s not his first name, because he can cover it up when he’s not playing in the NBA.



  5. Nickerbocker05
    12:20 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    Better always have money on him… otherwise he would be a broke jumpshot



    • JASUN74
      5:36 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

      That’s awesome. Lol



  6. J. Did
    12:37 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    Could have been worse.

    Say dad liked Golf: Jumpshot could have been Putt Putt, Fore, or Get In The Hole.

    Or what about Tennis: Ace, Smash, or Love.

    How about Baseball: Walk Off ‘Homer’, ‘Grant’ Slam, ‘Bunting’, Slide, or maybe Line Drive.



  7. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    1:02 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    I bet he got a sister named Candystripe.