A Virginia high school basketball player who has received interest from Clemson, Cincinnati, Xavier and Temple may actually be too old to be playing high school sports, according to Deadspin.com.
Junior Etou is a 6-foot-7 forward from Bishop O’Connell in Virginia. His school says he is 18 years old, but Deadspin says there is documentation says he may be 20 years old.
Junior Etou’s full name is Luc Tselan Tsiene Etou. He is originally from the Republic of Congo. Turns out that in 2009, Luc Tselan Tsiene Etou played for the Congo Republic national team in the FIBA Africa Championship in Tripoli and Benghazi. The roster for that tournament lists Etou’s hometown as Pointe Noire, the second-largest city in the Republic, and his birth date as “4 June 1992.” That would make him 20 years old, not 18.
The Congo Republic roster from the 2010 U18 Africa Championship and the Basketball Without Borders camp he competed in during the summer of 2010 has Etou’s birthday as June 4, 1992.