Meet the 11-year-old who's SIX FOOT NINE: Primary school pupil is already taller than an average NBA player... and he's still growing
Ren Keyu is a sixth-grader at a primary school in Sichuan, south-west China
The pupil is taller than many NBA players whose average height is 6ft 7in
The school had his desk and chair tailor-made twice to fit his growing body
This 11-year-old Chinese boy really stands out in school as he towers over his peers at an incredible height of six feet and nine inches (2.06 metres).
Ren Keyu, nicknamed Xiaoyu, is a sixth-grader at a primary school in Leshan city, south-west China's Sichuan province.
Xiaoyu's massive stature is not the result of any medical condition and his family is considering applying for a Guinness World Record for him, according to Chinese media reports.
At the tender age, Xiaoyu is already two inches taller than an average NBA player. He's one inch taller than top NBA star LeBron James, 33, who stands at six foot eight (2.03 metres).
The boy is also dubbed 'little Yao Ming' after the former NBA all-star from China who measures 7 feet and 6 inches (2.29 metres).
Due to his massive stature, Xiaoyu's school had to have his desk and chair tailor-made twice to fit his growing body.
Xiaoyu's height is probably genetically inherited, with his mother at six foot two (1.9 metres) while his father stands at almost six feet (1.8 metres).
He is about one-third taller than an average 11-year-old Chinese boy who usually measures about four feet and seven inches (1.4 metres).
Worried about his height, Xiaoyu's parents had taken him to the local hospital several times for various health checkups.
But the test results indicated that his growth hormones levels and pituitary glad were normal and doctors said he was not suffering from any medical conditions.
However, he has flat feet, which could prevent him from playing professional basketball.
At a weight of 126kg (277 pounds), Xiaoyu has already undergone four surgeries on his feet and could not walk for long periods of time.
Xu Hong, Xiaoyu's teacher, thought he had entered the wrong classroom on his first day in primary one.
'He was at least a head taller than other first-graders', she said. 'I told him to go upstairs, thinking he was a student in a higher grade!'
Video footage released by Chengdu Business Daily shows him playing and chatting with his classmates as he towers head and shoulders above them.
He is also seen attending class attentively - in the last row of the classroom.
Xiaoyu's grandpa was filmed measuring him against a door at home. He was 2.4 inches (6 centimetres) taller than the frame.
'Being tall has its advantages - I can help the teachers clean the blackboard easily,' he told reporters.
'I can also help my classmates retrieve objects placed above their reach,' he said.
He is even asked to help clean the windows and security cameras at school - which he happily obliges.
However, Xiaoyu said that he always end up hitting his head on door frames and bus handrails, and often gets awkward stares on the streets.
'I don't feel too comfortable with that,' he said.
Xiaoyu's family is considering applying for a Guinness World Record if the boy agrees.
Kevin Bradford from the United States, born on October 27, 1998, is the former holder of the Guinness World Record for the tallest living male teenager. He was measured 7 feet and 1 inch (2.159 metres) in 2015.
However, 15-year-old Brandon Marshall from Britain is closing in on being the tallest teenager in the world, reportedly standing at seven feet and four inches (2.2 metres) in March.
原创翻译：三泰虎 http://jblasi.com/45416.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
borninthefall, Somewhere, United States, 10 hours ago
When my nephew was 12, he was already 6'3". He's 36 now and is 7'4". I feel bad for him. He has to duck everywhere he goes.
Pete Extra, Shepherds Bush, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
I bet none of his classmates bully him!
So Im a Troll, San Antonio Tx, United States, 11 hours ago
Awww poor kid I feel bad for the big guy!
galfromthesouth, Cape Town, 11 hours ago
bannie, Bakersfield, United States, 13 hours ago
The article said he was normal. Looks like the kid won the genetic lottery.
Sofian, Sofia, Bulgaria, 13 hours ago
He's quite rare given he's so tall but not due to have gland, gigantism, etc. The tallest natural giant in the world I believe is Yao Ming.
My Name Is Bob, New York, United States, 13 hours ago
I'm betting he's got a pituitary gland issue. It's called gigantism and not taken care of promptly, will cause other health issues that could shorten his lifespan.
Pinkindie, Sunshine, United States, 14 hours ago
Wow, another Yao Ming!
Clydesdale, Field by the River, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
Poor lad - I bet all he wants out of life is to be normal like everyone else.
Onthetrains, Troon, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
Usually a shortened lifespan.....
MHP56546, Seattle, United States, 15 hours ago
How? How would flat feet prevent paying ball? I played for years with flat feet. What an odd thing to say!
Now What, somewhere, United States, 15 hours ago
Parents should have gotten him to a Dr !! They have drugs for "gigantism" to inhibit growth. This is not normal. I can't help but wonder if his parents like the attention and that's why they haven't sought out help.
cesare, nw, Italy, 10 hours ago
They did several times. It said so in the article. Doctors kept saying his hormones level from his pituitary gland is normal.
HydroMan, City Of Truth, United States, 16 hours ago
He's probably better than LeBron James now
Sourlander, NJ, United States, 16 hours ago
Good golly. What are they feeding that boy? Miracle gro?
smartuko, Oldsmar, United States, 16 hours ago
MS Delta chick, Land of cotton and soybeans, United States, 16 hours ago
It's very sad that kids like this die young.
thequietstorm, xXx, United States, 16 hours ago
He's an adorable kid. Best of luck to him
Dante Pazzo, montreal, Canada, 16 hours ago
Unfortunately, people like that don¿t live long. Their body grows at a phenomenal rate, but their heart can¿t keep up. At some point, it will become impossible for their heart to pump blood to their massive body and they die of heart failure. I used to know a guy like this. He died at 26.
Smallgreenbouncyone, here, 10 hours ago
Usually, such people are tall as a result of conditions such as gigantism, or Marfan's syndrome, but he doesn't seem to have one of these conditions.
newsredialonFacebook, London, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
Why do you write about serious health condition that is going to reduce the quality and length of his life as if it is an amusing curiosity and an accomplishment?
DeeGuzinda, KC, United States, 17 hours ago
I see massive joint problems ahead.
Conservative NY, Ballston Spa, United States, 17 hours ago
Stand tall young fella. Don't let your height embarrass you. Find the blessing in your gift.
Val, Dallas, United States, 16 hours ago
You are a nice person I can tell. Wish I knew you.
DeziRuine, Riverdale, United States, 17 hours ago
Wow. He's a cutie. Hope he stops growing soon.
socalgalsp, Los Angeles, United States, 17 hours ago
Get him to a doctor, to have his glands checked.
springcleaners, Frankfort, United States, 15 hours ago
i could swe.ar the article said the parents did...
yve, UK, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
Descended from our Giants.