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#1 Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 10:19 AM

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The Catholic Central High School boys basketball team, located in Windsor, Ontario, has a pretty good player in Jonathon Nicola. The 6-foot-9 center is so good that his coach put together the workout video above, because, as he told the Windsor Star last year, Nicola had a shot at going pro. That dream is probably dead, though, because Nicola is apparently a grown-ass man.

According to the Windsor Star, Nicola, who is from South Sudan, has been arrested for violating the Immigration Refugee Protection Act, and is believed to be 30 years old. For the last six months, Nicola has been posing as a 17-year-old student, and was even living with his basketball coach.

Nicola isn't the first prep star to lie about his age, but he may be the most brazen. A 20-year-old pretending to be 18 is one thing, but ball really must be life for a 30-year-old man who would look his coaches and teammates in their faces and say, "Yeah, man, I'm totally 17," right before dunking on some poor freshman.

Assuming he eventually gets clear of his legal trouble, Nicola probably has a decent rec-league career ahead of him. That jumper in the video above is pretty nice, even for an old guy.


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#2 Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:35 PM

Similar story of a player at tu:

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NEW ORLEANS — Just who is No. 24 for Texas?
Apparently it's not Ron McKelvey, a 23-year-old backup defensive back and special teams player.

After investigating a Saturday story in The Californian, a newspaper in Salinas, that said McKelvey is really Ron Weaver, a 30-year-old in his seventh season of college football, Texas officials branded the player an impostor.

"We are satisfied that our information suggests that he falsely represented himself," Coach John Mackovic said.

Three hours after Mackovic talked with McKelvey/Weaver on Saturday morning, the coach said at a news conference that the player had denied the story and offered proof he was who he said he was.

Apparently, while Mackovic was talking to the media in one hotel, McKelvey was leaving another a few blocks away. Texas officials said a check of his room had indicated that he had packed and left without telling anyone.



#3 Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:21 AM

Does he look like he's 17?

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