Jerry Joseph had everyone fooled in Odessa, Tx. He came to Permian High School and joined their basketball team and helping them make it to the state playoffs. Well, you can’t do that. That’s what you call using a “ringer.” He is 22 years old posing as a 16-year old, who used all his wit and charm to get on the inside of alot of folks hearts. According to the Associated Press, the police threw him in jail on fraud charges, and now the school has to prepare for being disqualified from the playoffs and their entire season.
Jerry Joseph, 16, is really Guerdwich Montimere, 22. He was recognized by other basketball coaches from Florida when he traveled to Little Rock, Ark. for an amateur competition. Because Montimere is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti that graduated from Dillard high school in Fort Lauderdale in 2007.
But the million dollar question is WHY? That is the big question that is still looming over this situation. Why did he do all of this? The students talked about how he skipped through the halls and he really seemed to be 15 when they met him. He had been estranged from his mother for years. What is going on with this young man? He is obviously troubled, but is he mentally unstable as well?
Read more about the mysterious high school basketball phenom here.