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Outrage as 18-year-old high school basketball star taking D.C. by storm is ... almost 21
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 01/23/2013 7:24:54 AM PST by Uncle Chip

A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation's capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed.

Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O'Connell High School Knights.

But the 6'7" high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink.

An investigation by Deadspin.com found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from his 21st birthday.

The site reported that Etou, whose full name is Luc Tselan Tsiene Etou, has appeared on rosters for three Congo-based teams, which list his birthday as being either June 4, 1992 or April 6, 1992.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arlingtonva; athletes; basketball; catholicschools; congo; etou; highschool

1 posted on 01/23/2013 7:24:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

State-controlled media can background-check a high school basketball player, but not Obama.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 7:27:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Lie after lie after lie with Obama.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 7:29:16 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Uncle Chip

I thought birtherism was bad especially against people of colour.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 7:30:48 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Uncle Chip
An investigation by Deadspin.com found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992...

Poor writing. Since when does "several" mean 2?

5 posted on 01/23/2013 7:34:18 AM PST by Veggie Todd (That's some bad hat, Harry.)
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To: Uncle Chip

So his background doesn’t fit his resume.

Who gives a smelly Obama.

The Obamadork (aka “pointy-eared-b*stard”- PEB) has the patent on lying about his background.

And we reap the presidential benefits of an average IQ libtard who’d be fired from running a lemonade stand were it not for the fact that he’s a quota baby.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 7:36:47 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Uncle Chip

Having just been to Rwanda - which borders Congo - and seeing how most people live, I’m surprised they know how old the young man really is.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 7:37:49 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s hilarious bc apparently Coach Joe Wooten, the Bishop O’Connell coach, has likened the inquiries into this kid’s date of birth to BIRTHERS asking for Obama’s birth certificate~!! THis was the topic of conversation on the local drive time radio station this AM.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 7:42:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

State-controlled media can background-check a high school basketball player, but not Obama.”

...common sense comment of the day.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 7:43:18 AM PST by albie
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To: Uncle Chip
Lying in Washington DC? I'm shocked, shocked!
10 posted on 01/23/2013 7:45:46 AM PST by frizzled
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To: Uncle Chip
I wonder if he pitched for the Congo's Little League World Series team?

Japan used to be notorious for using over age kids...........

11 posted on 01/23/2013 7:49:28 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Uncle Chip

12 posted on 01/23/2013 8:04:02 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Japan used to be notorious for using over age kids...........

That was actually Taiwan.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 8:10:10 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Uncle Chip
Fernando Valenzuela pitched for the Dodgers claiming to be young upcoming pitcher but he looked older than he claimed and looked even older after a couple of years.

There were rumors at the time that the man pitching was NOT who the Dodgers claimed he was.

14 posted on 01/23/2013 8:28:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Uncle Chip
An investigation by Deadspin.com found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from his 21st birthday.

He has also been known to use the name Harrison J. Bounel. </sarc>

15 posted on 01/23/2013 8:28:52 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: xsmommy
That’s hilarious bc apparently Coach Joe Wooten, the Bishop O’Connell coach, has likened the inquiries into this kid’s date of birth to BIRTHERS asking for Obama’s birth certificate~!! THis was the topic of conversation on the local drive time radio station this AM.

He'll probably try to blame George W. Bush as well.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:59 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SeaHawkFan

That was actually Taiwan
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Think you are right on this one...there was a time when Taiwan was ‘unbeatable’ in LL World Series and I think they even changed the rules to ‘guarantee’ an American team in the finals, which wouldn’t be necessary if it was strictly American.
Do WE partake in the German LL World Series etc...?

Also think one of the countries involved with the age thing was it was claimed everyones birthday was Jan 1 or something like that?


17 posted on 01/23/2013 8:37:10 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: albie
"State-controlled media can background-check a high school basketball player..."

I don't know about that. Is Deadspin part of the state controlled media?

18 posted on 01/23/2013 8:44:42 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Uncle Chip

No WONDER Bishop Ireton never does well in basketball...
should be getting students from Africa...
just like getting a US president from there.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 8:49:25 AM PST by matginzac
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To: SeaHawkFan
That was actually Taiwan.

ok

20 posted on 01/23/2013 9:05:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: matginzac

my son’s in college now but went to Gonzaga College prep, in the same WCAC league [Washington Catholic Athletic Conference], and i knew he’d get a kick out of this controversy.Gonzaga is often nationally ranked in basketball, but so far as i know the kids are all from the US!


21 posted on 01/23/2013 10:18:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I know a number of kids who went to Gonzaga...great school, horrible location!
My kid’s last year at Ireton saw them beat De Matha in
b-ball...the buzzer beater was made by a friend of his who barely made the varsity team his senior year...
one of my favorite stories to tell as an example of perseverence!


22 posted on 01/23/2013 11:51:15 AM PST by matginzac
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To: SeaHawkFan

That was actually Taiwan.
*************************
Philippines was DQ’d one year ... coach was plucking their “naughty bits” clean of hair and claiming they were under the age limit.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 1:33:16 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: matginzac

Thas great! My son played varsity hockey for Gonzaga and they beat DeMatha for the MAPHL championship his senior year, 2010, it was SWEET.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:56 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

So cool! Any De Matha loss is sweet!
My kid played lacrosse for Ireton, long stick but we got creamed by G’zaga!
He went to Hampden Sydney but no lacrosse...
I think you might agree that the route our kids took was a great form of education...worth the BIG BUCKS!


25 posted on 01/23/2013 6:52:41 PM PST by matginzac
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To: matginzac

My son plays club hockey at Syracuse now, they don’t have an NCAA men’s team, so it’s pretty competitive and it makes him happy. He’s in the IT school there. Yes, i think private Catholic education is the way to go! especially in this area where the public schools are PC to the max.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 5:15:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Dear xsmommy,

You'll notice that the sweetest memory of just about everyone in the WCAC is the one time they saw their team beat DeMatha.

I exaggerate.

But not by much.

;-)


sitetest

27 posted on 01/24/2013 5:22:14 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: matginzac
Dear matginzac,

“So cool! Any De Matha loss is sweet!”

I didn't see your post before I posted in 27.

Thank you for making my point, LOL.

;-)


sitetest

28 posted on 01/24/2013 5:26:08 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest; matginzac

you guys will appreciate this: I forget which class did it, but one Gonzaga class got a roadkill deer aka a STAG, painted it purple, and left it on the front steps of DeMatha.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 5:29:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Dear xsmommy,

Yes, the allegedly high-class Purple Whatsitsnames do that and the Jesuits laugh. Should us working-class Stags respond in kind, our Trinitarians read us the riot act.

But Trinitarians are actual Catholics and all.

;-)


sitetest

30 posted on 01/24/2013 5:33:52 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

oh ok.


31 posted on 01/24/2013 5:43:10 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: sitetest

and seriously, you are portraying Gonzaga as HIGH CLASS? [and it’s EAGLEs, btw]. have you ever been there? did you perhaps confuse them with the G’town Prep Hoyas who have a golf course on their campus? Gonzaga is behind union station amongst the projects, and St Aloyisius church, on the premises, houses a men’s homeless shelter. The boys all work there doing stuff at various points. My son did laundry for the homeless there.


32 posted on 01/24/2013 5:48:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

LOL!


33 posted on 01/24/2013 5:57:08 AM PST by matginzac
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To: xsmommy
Dear xsmommy,

“...and seriously, you are portraying Gonzaga as HIGH CLASS?”

Compared traditionally to DeMatha kids? In terms of socioeconoic status, yes. Certainly, Georgetown Prep is socioeconomically a step or two (or three) further up the ladder from either Gonzaga or DeMatha.

Location of the school isn't particularly relevant to socioeconomic class of the student body. For pete’s sake, DeMatha has been in HYATTSVILLE, boxed in by body-slamming car dealers for seventy-plus years, in the heart of PG County! LOL!

“The boys all work there doing stuff at various points. My son did laundry for the homeless there.”

Yes, well, all our kids do community service, now, don't they? The question isn't whether one’s kids work in a homeless shelter, but whether they would need to live in one. I'm reasonably sure that folks sending their kids to Gonzaga don't generally need such help (although four years of tuition certainly make parents feel like it's a viable option - even at low-rent DeMatha).

In reality, though, neither school is what it was when we were young. When I was at DeMatha, it truly was fairly working-class. Lots of Chevys and Fords in the parking lot, mostly older, mostly retrieved from salvage yards and rebuilt by the students and their dads. Now I go over there and there are plenty of kids getting dropped off from Lexuses and Cadillacs and Mercedes. But even lowly DeMatha runs $14K+ per year (to say nothing of Gonzaga’s $18.5K).

But no matter what changes, the perpetual jealousy of DeMatha’s superior sports programs is eternal in the WCAC. ;-)


sitetest

34 posted on 01/24/2013 6:01:49 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xsmommy

So true and having your kid go to a “private school” is the ultimate status symbol in DC...
We did it for the education and values and religious aspect.
The IT route is an interesting way to go for kids these days...
Number One and Only Son majored in history with a govt minor, ran a rather high profile campaign with no experience upon graduating (the guy is now running for VA LtGov), got screwed by said candidate after he won and is now working in....IT!....loving it and doing very well.
Who knew? Cheers...


35 posted on 01/24/2013 6:04:23 AM PST by matginzac
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To: matginzac

we didn’t do it for status, but because we wanted our values reinforced at school, not challenged. Though it’s not like Catholic schools are immune from liberal teachers, but because we talk the talk and walk the walk at home, our kids know conservative from liberal and could never be swayed by a liberal teacher. He’s certainly contending with them at Syracuse. now my oldest daughter graduated from Visitation, was actually in the same class as Caroline Matthews, and she couldn’t stand the liberal bent there and so she chose the U of Dallas for college, which is a small, authentically Catholic university in Texas which teaches to the Magisterium. She loved going somewhere that shared her very conservative ideology. My younger daughter is LD and so is at a private, non-religious HS that caters to LD. She is totally into working on political campaigns though and is currently working for Cuccinelli [Gonzaga grad btw ; )]


36 posted on 01/24/2013 6:15:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: sitetest

i think of DeMatha and Gonzaga as comparable, as far as socioeconomic status. i am not from the DC area, so i can’t speak historically, i can speak from 2006-2010 when my son was there. and there was no DeMatha sports superiority in that period that i can recall : )


37 posted on 01/24/2013 6:19:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: T-Bird45

That picture looks like a young John Kerry, but we all know that Gomer was was a make believe military.....Oops, I almost forgot.


38 posted on 01/24/2013 6:28:50 AM PST by billhilly
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To: xsmommy

Wow! Love that Cuch is a Gonzaga grad,,,didn’t know. Of course you know McDonnell went to Ireton. My son interviewed with him for a job but got aced out by a kid whose parents gave a lot to his campaign...ahem, my son’s parents are poor military!
I SO agree about walking the walk, etc.; this is truly the key to parenting though the “experts” might disagree. It really is neat when your kids live on their own and onto use to practice what you have instilled in them! True satisfaction and worth all the sacrifice...
Congrats to all...let’s hope the next generation benefits as well!
(Though they may end up living in a sealed compound with the unwashed hoards laying siege outside...) how depressing....


39 posted on 01/24/2013 6:29:52 AM PST by matginzac
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To: sitetest
But no matter what changes, the perpetual jealousy of DeMatha's superior sports programs is eternal in the WCAC. ;-)

In 1965 I managed to score tickets to the game at Cole Field House at UMD to witness DeMatha break the 71 game winning streak of NYC's Power Memorial Academy. DeMatha's ball handling and shooting held Lew Alcindor in check. Tremendous hype over Alcindor overlooked his still gawky moves. Heck of a game. Youtube has some footage. Big consistent winners always leave whiners in their wake.

40 posted on 01/24/2013 6:30:19 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: sitetest

It WAS interesting that De Matha was/is? a sports power house. Could never figure out why year after year they dominated especially if they had the same requirements for attending a Catholic high as the rest did. Got any ideas why this is so?
Guilty as charged...the win against De Matha in 2003 in b-ball was Deeeeeelicious!


41 posted on 01/24/2013 6:40:36 AM PST by matginzac
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To: sitetest

It WAS interesting that De Matha was/is? a sports power house. Could never figure out why year after year they dominated especially if they had the same requirements for attending a Catholic high as the rest did. Got any ideas why this is so?
Guilty as charged...the win against De Matha in 2003 in b-ball was Deeeeeelicious!


42 posted on 01/24/2013 6:40:47 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Covenantor

You are a blessed man. That’s a little before my time, but I’ve seen the game ball, met some of the players, and of course, was taught World History by Morgan Wooten, himself.


43 posted on 01/24/2013 6:57:56 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

So how does Morgan Wooten feel about how his son is running the basketball program at Oconnell? It’s well known that Oconnell/coach Joe are shading the rules if not outright breaking them, and that the basketball team at Oconnell [much like G’town U] is not representative of the rest of the student body. My husband said that wasn’t Wooten Sr’s MO at all. Several of my son’s friends went to OConnell, had played CYO and Falls Church Rec league basketball, and are 6’5” + but had no prayer of playing at Oconnell under Wooten, who operates by recruiting abroad. I distinctly remember the makeup of their teams changing under Wooten.


44 posted on 01/24/2013 7:07:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: matginzac
Dear matginzac,

It is customary to announce the charges to the accused before declaring guilt, LOL.

Even the Communists did as much.


sitetest

45 posted on 01/24/2013 8:46:17 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xsmommy
Dear xsmommy,

They are probably more comparable socioeconomically and demographically today than they were in the past. Nonetheless, even today, differences persist to a lesser degree.

“i am not from the DC area,...”

I've only lived here since 1966, so I'm a bit of a newcomer, still.

However, I understand your lack of knowledge of the various Catholic high school rivalries in the region, as well as the stereotypes partisans of each school apply to the other. There is another poster on this thread who has made some sort of charge about DeMatha. That is a stereotypical sort of reaction that DeMatha evokes from many in the region (and outside the region, too).

The 2006 - 2010 period was far from DeMatha’s best. And for Gonzaga, it was a historically-good period. As an example, during that period, Gonzaga won three Alhambra Tournament titles, out of the five total that it has won over the decades. Conversely, DeMatha won only one Alhambra title during that period, out of its 22 total.


sitetest

46 posted on 01/24/2013 8:57:43 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xsmommy
Dear xsmommy,

I haven't had a chance to talk with Coach Wooten in a while, so I don't know. I wouldn't bring it up anyway. He's in his mid-80s and in less-than-optimal health.

Young Coach Wooten (the one at O'Connell) is not at DeMatha. He was an assistant coach at DeMatha many years ago, but made the move to O'Connell in Coach Wooten's (the older) latter years as coach.

Beyond that, I won't say anything about Coach Wooten (the younger) in the context of his relationship to DeMatha.


sitetest

47 posted on 01/24/2013 9:07:11 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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