The Internet Can’t Believe This Basketball Player’s Age

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: Twitter / Phenom Hoop Report)

Whether or not Cheick Traore, a 6’8″ high school sophomore basketball player for Concord First Assembly in Charlotte, North Carolina, has a mature game on the hardwood, he at least looks the part.

In his second year of high school, Traore’s already garnering attention from Stephen Curry’s alma mater, Davidson College.

But he’s drawing the internet’s eye for a whole other reason: At least in this picture, he appears to have Greg Oden‘s disease, also known as Perry Ellisitis.

He looks much older than he actually is. It’s a trait one would expect a lot of in a sport that favors those who mature more and faster than others.

But don’t think that stopped Twitter from enjoying the moment.

But the kid from the Ivory Coast appears mostly to be the victim of a single photo that aged so much you’d expect a butterscotch if you bumped into him on the street.

Here he is looking like just another teenager.