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

16 May 2018

He graduated North Mesquite High School in 2011. Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court.

Sidney, who went under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season, but today, he's in jail on a charge of tampering with government records, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Hinojosa said his district has "liberal policies" when it comes to enrolling homeless students and Gilstrap-Portley used that leniency when he enrolled at Hillcrest.

The safety of our students at Hillcrest High School is our top priority. In October 2017, he enrolled at Hillcrest, where he was able to make the team.

There's nothing like reliving the glory days of high school basketball ... until the cops show up.

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

Coaches he gave the #1 team in the Nation a 40 in 3 quarters a few weeks ago! However, this isn't the first time we've seen people in their 20s successfully pose as high schoolers to play sports.

As a student, Gilstrap-Portley dated a 14-year old girl.

The woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she didn't approve of her daughter's relationship with the man they both knew as the 17-year-old Rashun. "I don't know what, how [the school] let this slip through the cracks".

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley pretended he was a victim of Hurricane Harvey and enrolled himself at Skyline High School in Dallas before transferring to Hillcrest High School, FOX4 reported. The girl told her parents that he kissed and touched her, but she said she didn't have a sexual relationship with him.

He was eventually caught after one of Gilstrap-Portley's former coaches remembered he saw him graduate from North Mesquite High School, so he alerted officials.

"He was an average player and a good kid, I'm surprised", Randall said.

The 25-year-old was arrested last week and charged of tampering with government records and is now out on bond. He is now out on bond.

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