Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

Teaser: Walk-on Rioux grew a half-inch …

Discussion in 'Nuttin but Net' started by chris_harry, Jun 13, 2024.

  1. chris_harry

    chris_harry VIP Member

    140
    303
    1,723
    Oct 24, 2023
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 7
    • Like Like x 5
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 1
  2. iam4uf

    iam4uf GC Hall of Fame

    13,463
    9,304
    2,463
    Apr 12, 2007
    Gainesville
    Eh, probably speech to text. Enjoy the article.
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  3. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

    9,108
    3,845
    3,043
    Apr 8, 2007
    David Robinson grew a lot after enrolling at the Naval Academy. He was 5' 9" as a high school junior.
     
    • Informative Informative x 4
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  4. 67walkon

    67walkon VIP Member

    4,177
    901
    2,083
    Apr 3, 2007
    Hopefully GC can get in the gym and see how these guys look.
     
  5. chris_harry

    chris_harry VIP Member

    140
    303
    1,723
    Oct 24, 2023
    No media for a while, I’m afraid. Just me.
     
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    16,721
    5,248
    3,313
    Apr 3, 2007
    Philadelphia
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. KSAGator

    KSAGator Premium Member

    701
    174
    1,828
    Jan 26, 2014
    Mexico
    Good to read that Olivier has grown an inch, as his lack of height was my major concern about him.
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    • Like Like x 1
  8. KSAGator

    KSAGator Premium Member

    701
    174
    1,828
    Jan 26, 2014
    Mexico
    His is one of the all time great stories—were it fictional, it would be called outlandish. Grows from 5’9 as a junior; starts playing basketball for the first time as a senior; at 6’7, granted height waiver by Naval Academy because “he won’t grow any more”; grows to 7’1” and becomes a basketball hall of famer.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 2
  9. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 GC Hall of Fame

    3,669
    949
    2,008
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    to actually measure at 7'7.5 is insane. Most list at whatever lofty height they set then measure 1-2 inches less....but to actually measure at that height at his age....WOW
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

    9,108
    3,845
    3,043
    Apr 8, 2007
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
  11. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

    21,963
    5,152
    3,488
    Apr 3, 2007
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 3
  12. bullish

    bullish GC Hall of Fame

    2,879
    1,008
    1,833
    Nov 14, 2010
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 1
  13. bullish

    bullish GC Hall of Fame

    2,879
    1,008
    1,833
    Nov 14, 2010
    Now there are some bigs, LOL!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  14. gator34202

    gator34202 Freshman

    29
    12
    118
    Jan 14, 2024
    Thanks, Chris, for posting. Can't get enough of Gators basketball. Summer is slow, so it's always nice to get updates.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 GC Hall of Fame

    3,669
    949
    2,008
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  16. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 GC Hall of Fame

    3,669
    949
    2,008
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    that is one big teenager
     
  17. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

    9,108
    3,845
    3,043
    Apr 8, 2007
    I had forgotten that Danny DeVito played Martini. He was awesome in the role.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. gatormonk

    gatormonk GC Hall of Fame

    6,455
    5,642
    2,603
    Apr 3, 2007
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  19. ThePlayer

    ThePlayer VIP Member

    35,946
    4,343
    2,193
    Apr 3, 2007
    Rioux, who recently arrived in Gainesville as a preferred walk-on for Todd Golden’s program, has measured in at an eye-catching 7-foot-9 and 290 pounds at Florida. That, according to reports, increased his own Guinness World Record as the world’s tallest teenager. Per his official Gators bio, “Rioux stood 6-foot-1 at age 8, 6-foot-11 by sixth grade and crossed the 7-foot mark the summer before entering seventh grade.”

    There's tall...and then there's "Oh no, it's headed this way tall."
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  20. ThePlayer

    ThePlayer VIP Member

    35,946
    4,343
    2,193
    Apr 3, 2007
    Rue's got some long hands too. :eek:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1