30 Year Old Caught Posing as High School Basketball Prospect

Updated: June 4, 2016

Jonathan Nicola thought he was going to be the next major basketball prospect. After finishing his high school season, thoughts of the NBA were probably on the Sudanese baller’s mind.

The only problem? Nicola was above the age limit. I mean WAY above.

As you can tell, Jonathan Nicola was caught posing as a teenager in a high school league:

South Sudan native Jonathan Nicola, a star center for a Canadian high school basketball team, has been arrested and taken into custody after it was discovered that Nicola, posing as a 17-year-old HS student, was in fact a 30-year-old man. Nicola was living with Central Catholic High School basketball coach Pete Cusumano on a student visa as part of the Canada Homestay program, per USA Today.

Canada Border Services Agency obtained the evidence confirming the discrepancy in Nicola’s age, which was obviously a big problem for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, whose spokesman, Stephen Fields, iterated that fellow students were never at risk during Nicola’s tenure.

Nicola’s student visa will likely be terminated following the Agency’s findings, but it’s still unclear whether there will be sanctions made against Central Catholic as a school or a basketball program. The following is a highlight reel of Nicola, who stands tall at 6-foot-9, 202 lbs.

You got to at least give him credit for not giving up on his hoop dreams. No matter how late.