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Does this 6-foot-9 high school basketball player look 30 to you? Because he is.

Jonathon Nicola is a star at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, where Mychal Mulder once owned the court. At 6-foot-9 with a size 16 shoe, Nicola is a force inside for the Comets — as he should be, considering he is 30 years old.

Canadian border officials recently arrested Nicola, a native of South Sudan, for posing as a teenager for the last six months. He has been living with Catholic Central head coach Pete Cusumano through a program called Canadian Homestay, which houses foreign students. Cusumano was Mulder’s head coach as well.

The story from the Windsor Star notes Cusumano believed Nicola had NBA potential, although I doubt too many NBA teams are looking for a raw prospect that was born when Kareem was still playing.

Maybe he should pursue a career in being an adult.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Does this 6-foot-9 high school basketball player look 30 to you? Because he is.



  1. GroundControlToNumber9
    12:12 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Somewhere there’s a liberal wonder, “why does it matter?”.



    • stl_cat
      1:53 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Somewhere there’s a douche that tries to make everything political….oh hey I found you.



    • GroundControlToNumber9
      3:16 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      The rules in which determine if this is acceptable or not are what determines if someone views them conservatively or liberally (for example).

      You can call me a name… but that doesn’t change it.



    • GroundControlToNumber9
      3:31 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t hate yourself for who you are… but be willing to question how you think (especially when it can be really bent at times).



  2. ukchambliss
    12:37 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Where would Drew Franklin and KSR be without Deadspin articles giving them material?



    • Drew Franklin
      12:44 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      I haven’t been to Deadspin in at least a month.



    • symphonist41169
      12:54 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Thicken that skin, man.



    • ukbradstith
      1:52 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Why would you care where any writer on this site gets the original story? In the words of Dwight Schrute- Idiot.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      2:27 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Basically the only exclusive content I would expect from this site would relate to UK sports. Everything else they are obviously going to get from other sources…are you upset that no one from KSR was reporting live from Prince’s house too?



  3. Brutal Hustler
    1:02 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Drew says he’s 6’9, but the video says he’s 6’10. Does anyone know the actual truth about this kid/adult? He’s a regular Frank Abagnale



  4. Sentient Third Eye
    1:13 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe he identifies as a teen?



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      1:44 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      If he, in his heart, feels as if he is a teenager with 25 more years of productive basketball ahead of him, who are all these people to tell him otherwise? He should get drafted just for being so brave.



    • krscat
      3:34 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      you write that in jest but undoubtedly someone, somewhere was thinking it. that made me laugh and for that, I thank you



  5. taiza67
    8:04 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Who knows, maybe he was recruited by the FBI to go undercover as the star basketball player in order to infiltrate a drug ring within the school.



  6. WeareBBN
    9:36 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Breaking News………The NCAA just cleared this guy to play college ball but only if he goes to dUKe or UNC.