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Who is Olivier Rioux, the 2.10 meter tall teenager?

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Who is Olivier Rioux, the 2.10 meter tall teenager?

After being included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2021, Olivier Rioux has once again caught the attention of the Internet with some pictures highlighted by Brookwood Elite, a Canadian AAU team.

According to Rioux, he is 17 years old and 1.90 meters tall Instagram page (and 231cm on his FIBA ​​site, to be exact, which is closer to 7ft 6.5). He is listed at 300 pounds 247 sportsan encouraging number considering that many competitors of his size are very thin – Bol, for example, weighed about 180 pounds in the summer of 2016 when he was 16 DraftExpress.

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Rioux was raised in Canada and has grown it was at the IMG Academy as of July 2021. The game looks effortless given his size, as highlights show him posing as a perimeter threat on both sides of the ball, hitting offensive rebounds and deflecting shot attempts.

He played for Canada’s U19 team this summer. Rioux sat at the end of the bench and logged a total of 31 minutes in five games, but in those limited minutes he averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds, including 1.4 offensive rebounds per game. Rioux made seven of the eight shots he attempted.

Watch actual game footage instead of just highlights. You can start with about 4:45 minutes left in the game to see him play a reasonably uninterrupted stretch. Team Canada switched to a 2-3 zone when Rioux came in, so he stayed on the defensive line throughout. While on offense, he did some pick and roll action and worked to establish a depth position.

It appears that Rioux has received relatively little recruiting activity as On3 Sites only holds offers from Stetson and Florida Atlantic. With two years of high school basketball left, college programs will likely look into whether his offensive ability outweighs his height and how he defends at the line of scrimmage and fits into offensive schemes.

On3 ranks him as a 3-star prospect, while 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals do not.

While college teams may not be paying much attention just yet, Rioux has caught the attention of the pros. He congratulated him Instagram Post about Jamal Murray after the NBA Finals, which reminds the Denver Nuggets guard of the time a few years ago, Murray asked for a picture of Rioux, who was then a 12-year-old and 6’2β€³.

Since then it has continued to grow.

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