Outrageous High School Basketball Star Is Actually 29-Year-Old Refugee, Authorities Say
A budding high school basketball star is actually a 29-year-old refugee from South Sudan, according to Canadian authorities.
On Thursday, Canadian border services suggested that Jonathan Nicola misrepresented material facts on his application for a study permit to Canada, submitting an application with a date of birth of Nov. 25, 1998 - which would make him 17.
Since arriving in Canada six months ago, Nicola attended Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Ontario, as a grade 11 student.
At six-foot-nine, 200-pounds, Nicola quickly became the star player on the senior boys basketball team.
He was even living with head coach Pete Cusumano through a program called Canada Homestay, which finds homes for foreign students.
At Nicola’s first hearing with the immigration and refugee board on Wednesday, it was decided he was a flight risk and should remain in custody. Another hearing is scheduled for early next week.
Watch the "Fox and Friends First" report above and see Nicola's suspiciously impressive recruiting tape below.