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22-year-old Memphis man poses as high school kid to play basketball

03/04/2013 at 5:20 pm By

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Sewell is, ironically, number 22 in the black Ridgeway jersey.

There are always going to be those guys that sit around and talk about the “what ifs” and the “what could have beens” of when they played high school sports. But really there’s not much they can do about it—or so I thought.

Apparently, a 22-year-old man in Memphis, Tennessee posed as a student at Ridgeway High School so that he could play basketball.

According to a report from Dime Magazine, 6’6” McKinzie Sewell got his wife to sign papers that she was his guardian and helped him forge phony transcripts.

In a report from WREG in Memphis before more details were released, the initial reports say that Sewell is a former gang-member. Sewell also has a GED from the state of Louisiana and it seems like his sole purpose of returning to high school was to play basketball.

Now, the Ridgeway men’s basketball team has been ruled ineligible for the state playoffs, despite being just one game away. Even worse, it’s because a player who played marginal minutes off the bench lied about his age.

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  1. Blackhawk

    on 03/05/2013 - Reply

    Interesting note to this case….one of the assistant basketball coaches was killed a few days before everyone found out about this man…the former gang member. Food for thought.

    • Jeff

      on 03/05/2013 - Reply

      And on another note, his wife is the baby mom of Love & Hip NY Rich Dollarz, LMAO. It’s like Lifetime movie or soap opera in the making.

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