Toddler is a cue-ball wizard at pool table

May 25, 2009 2:12:51 PM PDT
A New York toddler still in diapers has a growing reputation as a pool shark with a mean bank shot - even though he has to stand on a chair to reach the table. Two-year-old Keith O'Dell Jr. from upstate New York has pool shooting videos posted on YouTube, has his own Web site (PoolProdigy.com) and is the youngest member of the American Pool Association.

The son of pool-playing parents, the toddler recently traveled to Las Vegas to put on a demonstration for the APA, the governing body of amateur pool.

O'Dell started playing pool on a child-size table, but has since moved up to a regulation table.

His parents say his learning hasn't been limited to billiard games. Pool is also teaching him colors and how to count.


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