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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"A man among boys"....not just a cliche' anymore

This story just goes to show what some people will do for high-school sports programs....

From FoxNews -- A West Texas student who led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season was actually a 22-year-old man, police said Tuesday.

Police say the basketball star was really Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti who school officials say was recognized last month by Florida coaches as having been a star high school player in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a few years ago.

22 years old....heh heh, maybe he got left back for like 6 years.

I wouldn't be surprised if this sort of shenanigan took place all over the country. There's almost as much pressure to be successful at the premier high-school level as there is at the collegiate level.

1 comment:

David said...

This basketball-playing, rocket surgeon is not only a sad example of Sports over academics but he makes Jethro Bodine look like a genius.

For those of you younger than 40 or have never seen a TV (or heard of WTBS), Jethro is a ficional character (played by Max Baer) in the 1960's sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies". On the show he plays a character who in his twenties (?) with a six grade education.

"...naught from naught is naught."