At the age of 16, Olivier Rioux is already 2.28m tall and impresses on the basketball courts. The Canadian, who is already 52 years old, is still a freshman in high school, but he is already taller than many NBA stars. Olivier is currently studying and playing at a prep school in Florida and dreams of making it to the top basketball league in the world.
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Ryu holds the title of tallest teenager in the world recognized by the Guinness book. Olivier is taller than the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Kristaps Porzingis and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The teenager is just no match for former Hall of Famer and Houston Rockets player Yao Min, who is 5 inches taller.
The young athlete plays in Canada’s youth teams and averages 8.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in FIBA competitions. Olivier is an athlete at IMG Basketball, a prep academy for athletes who want to follow the sport professionally, he is still a freshman in high school.
Olivier has already spent a training period in “Real Madrid”, one of the main European basketball clubs. The goal of the athlete is to move on to college basketball and try to win a place in the NBA. But several experts assure that height is not everything in the championship, you must also have talent.