6’9″ 30-Year-Old Illegal African Immigrant Caught Playing HS Basketball in Canada (Video)

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In a story that really gives meaning to the phrase “ball is life,” a 30-year-old man has been arrested after posing for six months as a high school student, even playing basketball for Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Ontario. He was detained not for lying about high school eligibility, but rather, for circumventing the Immigration Refugee Protection Act.

The man, Jonathon Nicola, was a star on his high school basketball team at 6’9″ and he even lived with the coach of the team. You can see another picture of him below, which makes you wonder how the hell he wasn’t caught earlier. He looks like the father of some of these kids:

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The coach recently said in an interview that he felt the “kid” was good enough to set his sights on the NBA. It seems that is now a long shot given his troubles, and the fact that he’s actually kinda old by NBA standards.

That said, he’s not half-bad, even for a 30-year-old.

Here’s his highlight video:

Hat Tip – [Windsor Star]

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