Maro Itoje Shows Off His Basketball Skills

first_img 2019 Six Nations Team of the Tournament The Six Nations changes nothing heading into the World Cup Maro Itoje Shows Off His Basketball SkillsEngland and Saracens man Maro Itoje has shown he is more than capable with any ball in sport, regardless of its shape or size.Appearing on the Rugby Tonight show Itoje went up against former England World Cup winner Ben Kay in a shooting competition.After making two shots each, Itoje stepped up the difficulty moving to a spot in the studio that would have probably been even further than the three-point line in professional basketball. This didn’t matter though as he cooly banked his shot in before Kay missed. The Six Nations changes nothing heading into the World Cup England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide We knew @maroitoje was a baller… But that shot was ridiculous The @Saracens and @EnglandRugby man drains a shot from WAY downtown in the #RugbyTonight studio! pic.twitter.com/3YkFsES8vE— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) April 3, 2019On Twitter Itoje responded to the video with a comment referencing Steph Curry, the two-time Most Valuable Player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Curry is famous for his long-range shooting and has helped revolutionise the game somewhat so Itoje’s comment paying homage comes as no surprise. Collapse Expand Sporting Talent: Itoje showed his skill with a round ball recently (Getty Images) The England man made shot after shot going up against Ben Kay. After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… Steph Curry with the Shot boyyyyy https://t.co/oNlDQy1hAB— Maro Itoje (@maroitoje) April 3, 2019Itoje has always shown a deep interest in basketball even as a schoolboy. He played at the national level for his boarding school, St Georges along with shot-put.He has also gone to NBA games when they were hosted in London, most recently he was pictured outside the O2 Arena where he watched the New York Knicks go up against the Washington Wizards.NBA Fan: Itoje goes to the London NBA games in January (Getty Images)No doubt with the conclusion of the Six Nations, Itoje’s focus will be back on domestic rugby as Saracen’s are into the last four of the Heineken Champions Cup In the last round they smashed Glasgow and will face Munster who narrowly beat Edinburgh. In the other semi-final Leinster will host Toulouse who somehow beat Racing 92 despite playing most of the match with 14 men. The Six Nations changes nothing heading into the… Who were the outstanding players in the 2019… 2019 Six Nations Team of the Tournament Additionally Itoje will probably be looking ahead to the Rugby World Cup taking place in Japan later this year.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news.last_img read more