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Florida incoming freshman Olivier Rioux grew a few more inches this year and is now 7'9", making him the tallest player in the history of college basketball...
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(Barstool Sports)
Filed Under: Florida Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com
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chinhoyang23 days
Nice headline: "Grew and Is Now 7." I thought he was seven years old.
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Hangit24 days
How can he play SEC ball after being a pro in Europe?
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The Shaqtus24 days
He's not a pro. He goes to IMG
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Hangit23 days
From his Wiki: "He played for Real Madrid and Brookwood Elite prior to attending IMG Academy.[5]
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PeleofAnalytics23 days
Looks like Wikipedia did a shite job of summarizing the article it referenced. "Now in May 2019, Rioux is even taller: 2.18m (7'2") and is already on a basketball career path having been invited to play a tournament for European giants Real Madrid in Spain." Doesn't sound like there was an actual professional contract signed. Not sure how their tournaments go over there but it sounds like he was just invited by the club to play in a tournament for teens that they were sponsoring/hosting.
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JackieTreehorn24 days
Dude can rain the 3’s
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chalmetteowl24 days
He might be that rare specimen who ends up TOO tall to play basketball…
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Lark22524 days
Tall men are proof giants existed at one point in time
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Jabontik24 days
yeah like as of yesterday
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YMCA24 days
I’d give good money to see how well that toothpick would last if he had to play vs Shaq back in the day.
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PeleofAnalytics24 days
290 lbs is hardly a toothpick at that height. O'neal was listed at 294 when he was at LSU. May be hard to remember but Shaq was relatively svelte when he was this kid's age compared to how thick he got later in his NBA career.
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BobABooey24 days
Time to activate Shaq Attack 2.0 and have scrubs take him to the floor whenever his feet leave the floor. The guy will either be injured or declare for the NBA - his choice.
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roadGator24 days
Dick
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jrowla224 days
Health wise, he looks pretty normal minus being so f’n tall. Not the weird looking, stick leg, big head type you’d expect. Probably be a Yao Ming type player.
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boosiebadazz25 days
Gotta be some pituitary issue. Interested to see his long-term health.
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TheWalrus25 days
Yeah this seems dangerous
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FATBOY TIGER25 days
He pasted the physical
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Lynxrufus201224 days
Where did he paste it? There are HIPPA rules.
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Shaq4prez25 days
he can dunk with his feet on the floor
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