High School Basketball: High School Basketball Star Actually 22 According To Police

Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti, told school officials he was 16. Montimere was recognized last month by Florida coaches as having been a star high school player in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a few years ago.

Ector County school district officials said the man posed as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph and enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Permian High officials say suspicions about the player’s identity first arose when three Florida basketball coaches familiar with Montimere recognized him last month at an amateur tournament in Arkansas.