Two-Year-Old Billiards Prodigy Keith O’Dell Jr.

Call him Mini-sota Fats. An upstate New York two-year-old is being dubbed a billiards prodigy by dazzling crowds across the country with his pool playing prowess. Keith O’Dell Jr. of Johnstown was invited to perform at the American Pool Association’s championship competition in Las Vegas last month, and he’s booked to show his skills on the Rachael Ray show in July. The wiz kid learned the game on a child size table, but recently switched to regulation size. He reaches the balls by standing on a chair. It all started a few weeks before Christmas when the boy’s parents, Keith Sr. and Courtney O’Dell, were in a discount store and saw a miniature pool table. Keith Sr., an avid player, thought his son was too young to enjoy it, but bought the table anyway. Keith Jr. opened it Christmas morning and surprised his parents when he started shooting on his own. The O’Dells have no explanation for their son’s success, but say he learned by watching his dad shoot 200 racks every night. His parents say the boy’s learning hasn’t been limited to billiard games – pool is also teaching their son colors and how to count. Outside the cue sports industry, pocket billiards is almost exclusively referred to as “pool”, due to a perhaps unfortunate association with the “poolrooms” where gamblers “pooled” their money to bet remotely (“off-track”) on horse races. Because these venues often provided billiard tables, the term “pool” became synonymous with billiards. Though the original “pool” game

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  1. littlesniper07 says:

    Thats out baby boy!!!!

  2. voc370 says:

    Yes, Your Boy…

    Is Totally Amazing, My Father Is a Career Pool Shooter From Albany…

    Managed Several Pool Halls In The Area !

    Clifton Park, Troy NY

    Wow, Very Special, Special Indeed…

  3. littlesniper07 says:

    Thank you! You have to check out his website poolprodigycom

  4. littlesniper07 says:

    Who is your father?

  5. blueiseverything says:

    talented left-handed player, like most lefties

  6. lipsofaprincess says:

    i was just having a rachel ray marathon to clear up my pvr and i saw this little guy and hes just an amzing little thing, ive shown everybody i possibly can, its not off of my pvr yet! i will check out the website too.

  7. SlickRick4EVER says:

    @littlesniper07: If you are the father of this kid, I just want to say this: After watching this clip about what your wife was saying on how she researched about there was no other young child to ever touch a cue…. I really would kind of do more thorough research on one particular person… his name is Shane Van Boening. 🙂 He touched a cue when he was aprox. 1 1/2 yrs old. I could be wrong, but I would definately take the risk to ask him. Nevertheless, you got yourself a little shark there.

  8. archerman11 says:

    now playing teams i want him on my team hahahaha we win

  9. bignuts4555 says:

    I bet he’s gonna beat some ass when he’s older. That’s just awesome.

  10. MrCheeseTube says:

    dam i cant even do that DX

  11. SweetShyx3 says:

    Yo! I know that kid, no joke. I hung out with him today and his mom while dancing 🙂 They’re both sweet. I’m not lying.

  12. littlesniper07 says:

    @SweetShyx3 Hey who is this… You def do know our family..

  13. littlesniper07 says:

    Hey who is this you def do know my family…

  14. littlesniper07 says:

    @SweetShyx3 Hey who is this? You def do know jr and our fam.

  15. SweetShyx3 says:

    @littlesniper07 Shilo 🙂 I just had to brag I knew him! I dance.

  16. legokid2324 says:

    jerry!!jerry!!jerry!!!!!

  17. twoface005 says:

    There is nothing special about this kid. Actually, the kid looks a little slow if you know what I mean. The shots were so easy, any 2 year old could make them. Dad is just a loser who wants attention. Rachel must have had a cancellation to have this little twirp and his loser dad to be on the show.

  18. twoface005 says:

    There is nothing special about this kid. Actually, the kid looks a little slow if you know what I mean. The shots were so easy, any 2 year old could make them. Dad is just a loser who wants attention. Rachel must have had a cancellation to have this little twirp and his loser dad to be on the show.

  19. souljasai says:

    snack of the day xD

  20. kevycanavan says:

    “you wanna chalk daddy’s stick?”

  21. greenday1347 says:

    Like father like son..aint that somthin?!

  22. ATsax501 says:

    Bahaha snack of the day. Eat some more I dare ya.

  23. JayBrew391 says:

    @twoface005 lol awesome trollin man. wanna make out?

  24. JayBrew391 says:

    @littlesniper07 your kid rocks. go APA/CPA!

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