Meet Karolina Ramírez: The Twelve-Year-Old Basketball Sensation Who Can Play On A Pogo Stick
Karolina Ramírez is only twelve years old but her basketball game is being compared to professionals.
The athlete, whose Instagram account proudly displays both Puerto-Rican and Polish flags, has been lauded as an Instagram legend for her ability to perform all sorts of basketball tricks while also nailing incredible shots. In 2018, she gained attention when her basketball skills were highlighted by Google Cloud for a television commercial during the NCAA national championship game. In 2018, she was also featured on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” for their “Amazing Kids Week” segment.
Today, her skills are still going strong and she shows no signs of slowing down.
Ramírez has been playing basketball since she was 4.
“I started getting into basketball when I was 4-years-old and I would just go to the gym and I would pick up basketballs that they had there and I would shoot on smaller hoops,” the young basketball star told BuzzFeed in a recent feature. “And then once I started getting older I started playing rec leagues, travel teams and I just started doing drills that are more intense. Things you need more skills to do.”
To hone and sharpen her skills, Ramírez practices 5 to 6 times per week.
“I got into tricks and got into a whole bunch of different skills that could be used in the game and in different competitions and stuff,” the athlete, who trains up to two hours per training session, explained.
For the Google Cloud TV ad, Ramírez’s talents were chosen from thousands of submitted video clips.
According to TC Palm, the video chosen for the ad was recorded at Flagler Park, Orlando, and quickly went viral.
When it comes to pursuing her dreams, Ramírez says that everyone should also shoot their shot.
Speaking about pursuing passions, Ramírez said “If you are having fun with what you’re doing and you really like it then dont give up and just keep doing what you’re doing.”