Thursday, May 6, 2010
Basketball Coaches From Fort Lauderdale Said 16-Year-Old Jerry Joseph is Really 22-Year-Old Guerdwich Montimere
Vives, a coach with the South Florida Elite, was in Little Rock last month for a tournament. He said two of his players from Dillard first spotted the 6-5 guard they knew as Montimere playing for the New Mexico Force. Vives said the player denied he was Montimere when Vives spoke with him.
“It was shocking, and the question at hand was just why,” Vives said Wednesday. “When I approached him, I just wanted to know what was going on. The surprised look on his face gave it away that it was him. ... Once he saw a Florida team and players and coaches who knew him, the look on his face was like, ‘Wow, what am I into now?