Manziel puts hoops ‘skills’ on display at Hawks game
ATLANTA — We’ve seen Johnny Manziel’s abilities on the gridiron … but on the hardwood? Not so much.
During halftime of Saturday’s Bobcats-Hawks game, Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback took part in a skills competition as part of a week of challenges between the Aggies and their Chick-fil-A Bowl opponents, Duke.
Manziel took the ball first for the Aggies and was asked to make a layup, only he didn’t, with the ball glancing off the rim. He made his follow-up, then slammed the ball on the court.
The flub seemed to prove costly as the Blue Devils beat the Aggies’ time through the course. But on a technicality that was not explained, Texas A&M won the competition and the WWE-style championship belt that is being given to the daily winner of the events between the two teams.
No. 20 Texas A&M meets the 22nd-ranked Blue Devils on Tuesday night in what could be the final college game for Manziel, who can make himself eligible for April’s NFL draft.