25-Year-Old Poses As High School Student To Play Basketball

A 25-year-old man lived the life of a teenager for nine months just so he could play high school basketball. 

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley claimed to be a Hurricane Harvey refugee in August when he enrolled as a freshman under the name Rashun Richardson at Skyline High School in Dallas.

According to FOX 26 Houston, he later transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he joined the basketball team and dominated younger players en route to being named the district’s offensive player of the year.

Gilstrap-Portley’s cover was blown when one of his former coaches from North Mesquite High School recognized him during a tournament in April.

Gilstrap-Portley had no prior criminal record. He was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering with government records.

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