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Permian High School hoopster Jerry Joseph played like a man among boys. Turns out that good ol' sports cliche proved to be true. Police said Tuesday that the Permian star is really Guerdwich Montimere (pictured at right), a 22-year-old naturalized citizen from Haiti who school officials said was recognized at a high school hoops showcase last month. Guerdmire originally enrolled in town in 2009, telling Permian coach Danny Wright that he was homeless. He must have seen "The Blind Side". Wright housed Guerdmire and reaped the benefits of his good Samaritan acts on the court this past year. Guerdmire was actually a star player in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. a few years ago. The news means Permian likely will have to forfeit the 2009 basketball season in which the 6-foot-5 player "Jerry Joseph" earned numerous newcomer of the year awards and led the team to the District 2-5A state playoffs. Montimere was arrested at school Tuesday and booked into Ector County jail on a charge of presenting false identification to a police officer. Joseph is just the latest in a string of athletes and sports-adjacent frauds trying to put one over on fans.

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