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This NBA Prospect Is Already 7-Foot-5-Inches Tall At Just 15 Years Old

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This NBA Prospect Is Already 7-Foot-5-Inches Tall At Just 15 Years Old

15-year-old Olivier Rioux is already being tipped for a bright NBA career - and you can see why.

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At 7-foot-5-inches tall, the Canadian basketball player currently holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest teenager in the world.

But in the sport of basketball, it's all well and good towering above your opponents, but you must possess a lot of skill to make it into the NBA - and Rioux has plenty of it.

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Credit: Instagram/@olivier.rioux
Credit: Instagram/@olivier.rioux

The teenager has been killing it for the IMG Academy.

No, seriously, the kid almost looks unplayable at times.

In a video posted on social media, Rioux can be seen putting opposition teams to the sword on both ends of the the court.

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His sheer height means he's unstoppable when playing defence, but it turns out he's just as deadly in offence too with decent shooting and good movement inside the paint.

I mean, imagine trying to box him out for a rebound? No chance.

Unsurprisingly, the clip on Instagram went viral and has now racked up millions of views and was shared by a number of huge basketball pages including House of Highlights.

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While the likes were coming in thick and fast, fans also flocked to the comments section to heap praise on the youngster.

NBA shooting coach Lethal Shooter said: "Moving good for someone 7ft5. NBA bound!"

While basketball influencer Stephania Ergemlidze added: "He drank a lot of milk."

As D'Vontay Friga pointed out: "The ball look tiny lmaooo."

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Other social media users added that NBA teams should be keeping a close eye on the talented 15-year-old.

No surprises here, but Rioux didn't just have a random growth spurt during high school - he has always been tall.

It's understood that he was 5-foot-3-inches tall in the fifth grade with doctors thinking he'd reach a peak of 6-foot-5-inches.

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Well, they were wrong.

Just a few short years later and Rioux is now a whopping 7-foot-5-inches tall and looks set to take the NBA by storm at some point in the neat future.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@olivier.rioux/courtsidefilms

Topics: Basketball, NBA, watch, Australia

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