High school basketball star Rashun Richardson played beyond his years this season for the Hillcrest High School basketball team in Dallas, mainly because he well, was.
Richardson, posing as a 17-year-old, was a 25-year-old by the name of Sidney Gilstrap-Portley, looking to seemingly live out his glory days for a little longer.
Gilstrap-Portley would reportedly regularly score as many as 30 plus points per game, earning him district offensive player of the year.
“He fooled us. He did,” said Christopher Bayer, the principal at Hillcrest High. “It’s painful to even say that because it hurts in both ways.”
So how does a 25-year-old man find his way onto a high school basketball team you may ask? According to reports, Gilstrap-Portley told the school he was a refugee of Hurricane Harvey and homeless, in turn waiving the district’s indemnification requirements.
He was finally exposed by his former coaches after a whopping nine months, arrested and charged with tampering with government records.