Take a 12-year-old that’s 6-foot-10, put him in a basketball tournament for 12-year-olds, lower the rims to eight feet, and the fun is non-stop.

For the 6-foot-10 12-year-old, that is.

Olivier Rioux is Quebec-born, and his height advantage would be unfair, except he’s 12 like all the other kids. Witness his absurd domination playing for the Frenchy Phenoms in this Spanish tournament.

Yet Rioux’s team somehow lost in the tournament’s final, bowing 90-89 to Real Madrid. I’m assuming Cristiano Ronaldo had a big game.

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