Source - A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation’s capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed. Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O’Connell High School Knights. But the 6’7″ high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink. An investigation by Deadspin.com found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from his 21st birthday. The site reported that Etou, whose full name is Luc Tselan Tsiene Etou, has appeared on rosters for three Congo-based teams, which list his birthday as being either June 4, 1992 or April 6, 1992.
But as far as Bishop O’Connell is concerned, Etou has every right to be on their court. Katy Prebble, the school’s president, told Deadspin: ‘The school has the documentation, including his passport, verifying the age of Junior Etou to be 18.’
I love stories like this. Kid basically walks out of a cornfield and appears out of nowhere from the Congo, people find out he’s ridiculous at basketball, and even though there’s like 30 different documents showing different birthday’s for him the school chooses the youngest one so he can pulverize kids 6 years younger than he is. Just awesome. And totally justified by the school by the way. I mean if we’re being totally honest this dude could be anywhere from 15-40 years old. You could drop any age in that range and I wouldn’t flinch. If one of his phony documents say he’s 18 and I need a power forward to grab some boards and play aggressive D then he’s 18. If the freshman team is struggling and need a scoring push off the bench we’ll dig up the birth certificate that says he was born in ’98. Calculus teacher called out sick today? No problem we have legal documentation here that shows Junior Etou is a 35 year old college graduate with a Master’s degree in Mathematics. Just a jack of all trades at your disposal at all times. Every school should be so lucky.