February 14, 2012 / News / Pop Culture

Take a look at Jeremy Lin’s middle school yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

In the past two weeks, New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin has become a sensation. Undrafted out of Harvard, Lin stepped into the New York lineup and is scoring 27 points a game as a starter.

Lin, one of the few Asian-American players in NBA history, has been viewed as a classic underdog story and has touched off “Linsanity” among basketball fans and New Yorkers.

So naturally now that Lin is famous, it was only a matter of time before his old yearbook photos started popping up online. Here’s his 7th grade photo from Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, with the book currently being auctioned online for $4,800.

Looks just like a future NBA star, right?

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.