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Boys' basketball: Player at Texas high school was 22-year-old impostor

Leave it up to Texas to produce the latest "I don't believe it!" story.

It turns out that a 16-year-old sophomore basketball player named Jerry Joseph from Permian High School is really Guerdwich Montimere, a 22-year-old naturalized citizen from Haiti who moved to Odessa, Texas, in 2009 and graduated from high school in Florida in 2007 after leading his high school team to a state semifinal game.

Here's the amazing story from the Odessa American. And just maybe, when a talented athlete checks in from another state, don't you think a more thorough examination is required?

-- Eric Sondheimer

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Get with it.

It happened in the Little League World a few years ago, with the MVP ace pitcher from the Harlem Team being actually 17 not 13. His uncle who was one of the coaches provided a false birth certificate from another country. The kid is in the minors now. Go figure. This guy can still go to Europe and play.

Angie Solvanski

Well, its apparent to me that this kid really loved playing basketball. I think a sponsor should pick him up and give the kid a chance. He might be the next Michael Jordon or super-greater. Don't accuse him of an imposter. I think he might well, he just didn't know how to go about it.

Think about it every body has thought these thoughts: "I wish I could go back and change with happened." Jerry tried to with the innocence of a child's imagination. Let the low merit criminal charges go please.


man that is some pompous writing


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