Toddler is a wizard at the pool table

May 26, 2009 4:07:15 AM 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 ( 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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