Chol Marial, a 7’3” middle school basketball player, towers over his competition in a rather hilarious and ridiculous manner.

By Robby Sabo

Most kids in middle school have certain things on the mind.

Those who play basketball, pray to the heavens that god will force a magical growth spurt upon their bodies in a way that’ll allow dreams of one day playing in the NBA a realistic scenario.

Others, however, might actually pray to slow down a growth spurt.

One of these youngsters is Chol Marial.

14-year old Marial comes from South Sudan, and love basketball. It’s a good thing he enjoys it because he stands a ridiculous 7’3” with a 7’11” wing-span, via

Eighth-grade? I was freaking stretching 4’10” in those days.

Currently in eighth-grade, Marial plays on the West Oaks High School’s varsity squad.

Not only does he tower over everybody, he can actually handle the ball with ease, playing like a wing out there.

Somebody (or more appropriately every Division 1 scout in the nation), at this very moment, has their scouting antennas raised high.

H/T Bleacher Report

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