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, http://www.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.