Dallas high school star basketball player was a 25-year-old impostor

Dallas high school star basketball player was a 25-year-old impostor

Dallas high school star basketball player was a 25-year-old impostor

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley allegedly posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey refugee so he could play boys' basketball at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. A few months after attending Skyline, he made a decision to try his luck at Hillcrest High School.

Gilstrap-Portley has since bonded out, according to The Dallas Morning News, but not before scheming his way back onto the varsity court and sending shock waves through a pair of Dallas high schools that evidently missed the fact he was a full-grown man.

In reality, Gilstrap-Portley graduated from suburban North Mesquite High School in 2011, an unidentified source told WFAA.

An attorney wasn't listed for Gilstrap-Portley in online records as of Wednesday.

On top of the awards that he received, he started getting some attention from some local accounts that follow high school basketball.

Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season. "He was fairly savvy to be able to utilize that type of position, knowing that we were accepting Harvey students". And the mother of a 14-year-old classmate of Gilstrap-Portley says the 25-year-old also dated her daughter while pretending to be a Hillcrest student.

"It's unbelievable to me that he could get away with this", she said.

Dallas ISD was tipped off after a former coach recognized him.

"He was a good kid", North Mesquite's coach, Phillip Randall, told the newspaper.

He was booked into the Dallas County Jail Friday on charges of tampering with government records and has since been released.

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