17-Year-Old Canadian Athlete Shatters Global Height Record for Basketball with Florida Team

The tallest teenager on Earth, Olivier Rioux, has announced his commitment to join the Florida Gators men’s basketball team. At just 17 years old and standing at seven feet six inches, Rioux has already made a name for himself with his impressive height. He has even earned the Guinness World Record for being the tallest teenager.

Rioux hails from Montreal and has embraced his exceptional height as a blessing rather than a curse. He sees it as an advantage that can be used for a variety of things, from basketball to achieving fame and reaching the highest shelf in the kitchen. His basketball journey began at the age of five, playing alongside older children on various teams. His talent and height eventually caught the attention of the basketball world, leading to significant milestones in his career.

At age 12, Rioux participated in an international tournament in Spain, which brought him to the attention of NBA stars like Steph Curry and Joel Embiid. With experience playing for Team Quebec, Team Canada, and as a student athlete at the IMG Academy in Florida, Rioux has already achieved much in the world of basketball. As he continues to grow as a player, it’s quite possible that he will grow even taller, further solidifying his status as the tallest teen on Earth.

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