Krop High Basketball Scandal: Where in the World Do Angel Rodriguez and Trevin Joseph Live?

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Angel Rodriguez (left) and Trevin Joseph
We never did believe that the number-one-ranked Krop High basketball squad's eligibility shenanigans stopped with Brian Delancy's phantom residences.

So over the weekend, we headed to addresses listed in the Miami-Dade School District database for 19-year-old Angel Rodriguez -- Krop's star guard and Puerto Rico transplant, already committed to Frank Martin's Kansas State next year -- and 15-year-old Trevin Joseph, the sophomore guard who last year won a state championship in Georgia.

Those addresses also don't check out. This is starting to feel like Miami High in 1998 all over again.

Last March, Angel Rodriguez told the Miami Herald that his family moved with him from Puerto Rico "to give him a better opportunity to earn a college scholarship", and that he lives with two brothers and his mother, Jacqueline, in a "small apartment" here.

According to school district records, Rodriguez's address is an apartment-- unit 346-- in a building on Miami Gardens Drive, about ten minutes away from Krop's campus. When he received a traffic citation on January 11 for going 57 in a 30 MPH zone without a driver's license, the officer recorded the same address but a different unit number: 364.

Apartment 346 in that building doesn't exist. And apartment 364 is inhabited by Carmen Montano, who told us that she doesn't know an Angel Rodriguez. Miami-Dade property records show that Montano has owned that unit since 2005.

Trevin Joseph, meanwhile, has registered an address -- 1091 on a terrace -- with the school district that is only half a mile from Krop. But that address doesn't exist: The street's addresses go straight from 1081 to 1101. We asked the resident of 1101, named Antoine, to confirm what was apparent: There's no such address on that street. He didn't know of any Trevin Joseph living in the neighborhood. County property records also show that it's a bogus address.

Angel Rodriguez has powered Krop High through its first two games in the playoffs. In the victory against Carol City, he scored 32 points. And in Saturday's district championship game against Hialeah-Miami Lakes, he drained the game-winning shot.

We've attempted to contact both students on Facebook. We called Coach Shakey Rodriguez at eight this morning and left a message on his cell phone explaining our findings. We haven't heard back.

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Arrillaga2324
Arrillaga2324

he was born december 5 of 1992 he is a 18 year old kid , he is not 19 I know since he was a little child

shooshoo
shooshoo

get over it....how do you feel sorry for these kids ...do their parents pay taxes here...NO..they all know they don't belong in this school. Get a life...Feel sorry for the kids who live here and sit the bench or don't even make the team ..you sorry ass of coach...

SteveKing123
SteveKing123

It would be much easier to prove that Gus is a liar if he would make it so that all of the comments do not have to be "approved" before they post.

GA
GA

@Bigbossdaddy22

Good journalism is based on being transparent. The journalist is posting how he is uncovering the story. He's posting it all. Everything he's posting is easily identifiable.

You're calling him a liar but have no proof to refute. He's making statements and backing them up. You're just on here, littering the blog with poor grammar and no proof and calling people names. LOL Funny.

SR
SR

As a parent of a MINOR child in the Miami-Dade school district, I am shocked and TERRIFIED that my child's address can be disclosed so easily by the district and then shared so publicly by a media outlet.

That should be the real story here. Why is the Miami-Dade school system allowed to release personal information, LIKE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES, for minors?

If that's their practice, I'm giving a fake address too now that I know they can send anyone searching for my doorstep.

GA
GA

I'm shocked too. You know what, I'm going to start giving fake addresses too. I'm going to send my kid to Key West High. The commute is going to suck, but I don't want any reporters showing up to my door step either.

B.A.C.
B.A.C.

Why do people get so upset when reporters investigate and report? I suppose you would prefer a TV panel with people who don't have any facts just mouthing of hyperboles.

GusGarciaRoberts
GusGarciaRoberts

For the record, I don't get any perverse pleasure from stalking high school students. I think the only people to blame here are Krop's administrators, who are clearly complicit. Actually going to these addresses and trying to track down the kids is the only way to expose cheating.

Also: Cheryl Golden is not my source for the addresses. I've never spoken to her.

Bigdaddyboss22
Bigdaddyboss22

Gus wants again your such a Jack A! making up stories,real cute how you leave off the other part of those kids address to make your little fake stories look good,Oh and by the way the kid from Ga never played on a state championship team,do your homework right,you probably dont even know who won the Ga state title...oh it was Krop too huh...they need to call there attorney on you and the rest of these silly ppl who are believing what your writing

AG
AG

How is he making up stories if the addresses are not real? I don't get your point. And your point of distress is the fact that the only thing Roberts has wrong is the fact that the kid didn't win a state championship in Ga.? LOL That's funny.

By the way, the proper grammar is "their attorney" not "there attorney". LOL That's funny too.

Bigdaddyboss22
Bigdaddyboss22

Another Jack A..do you know if the address is real? ofcourse you dont because your so smart to believe Gus who is a proven liar,therefore the more he writes the easier he gonna get proved wrong... all addresses has a n.w. or s.w. and in Krop area its N.E. whatever street or terr, Gus knows that,and purposely left it off to make his stories look crediable, so since you are a English teacher who corrects spelling help him correct his lies...

GusIsNotAJournalist
GusIsNotAJournalist

Gus is not interested in facts. He is interested in posting something scandalous. That is what he does for a living. He changed a number of things in his first Krop basketball story. He had a number of things he posted as fact that he later changed. Things like saying that Angel Rodriguez is Shakey Rodriguez's son. Who could have imagined that two people in Miami would both have the last name Rodriguez and not be related? What is next Gus? Is Angel Rodriguez being investigated for steroid use because he shares the last name of Alex Rodriguez? Is he sleeping with Cameron Diaz too?

Gus also called Krop's basketball team an "international dream team." As far as I know, there is one player on the team who is not a US citizen, and that is Bryan Delancy. One player who comes off the bench and averages single digits across the board makes for one hell of an international dream team Gus.

But reporting fiction as fact is nothing new for Gus Garcia-Roberts. Take a look at this:http://rattlernation.blogspot....

Gus is not a journalist. He is not a reporter. He creates the news rather than reporting it. He is a disgrace to our community and to the word journalism.

Gus- Stick to posting mugshots every Friday. At least that can't be confused for something a journalist would do.

KennDoe
KennDoe

Of course you haven't "spoken" to her. But you could get her emails/texts/letters or get the info from those who ARE speaking to her directly. How about exposing that level of the story? 1st level - poor kid, immigrant paperwork snafu blocks him from playing bball2nd level - fake paperwork/addresses, coach and administration coverup?3rd level - GMAC executive secretary with personal vendetta against school throwing as much dirt til something sticks and they get taken down.How deep does it go Gus?

SteveKing123
SteveKing123

Cheryl Golden should be fired and prosecuted for giving you kids addresses and you should be ashamed of yourself for stalking children.

MSol
MSol

The addresses don't even exist! LOL

JCB
JCB

I don't have a problem with them investigating the story, because what they are doing at Krop is not only against the rules, it's unfair to the other schools in the area. How would you like to be a player on a team at another school, and Krop wins titles by recruiting kids and then using fake addresses to say they live in their district? They are cheating, period.

Disappointed in MNT
Disappointed in MNT

You people are out of hand stalking high school students, sport recruiting has been going on in high schools for a long time. Find something better and more interesting to write about not some unfortunate kids trying to make it through their talents. Miami new times you are officially at an all time low.

Crowiknow
Crowiknow

dude yes it sucks that they went off and started hunting down where these kids live but what the coaches and recruiters are doing is big time wrong they promise these kids alot and when they are done using them to win then districts and reganols and state they forget about these kids if they dont get to ythe next level ive seen plenty of that, and the newtimes is not the only ppl that have exposed all this they talk about it on the redio with Joe Rose all the time and he only mentions football

Crowiknow
Crowiknow

Basketball recruiting has been going on forever, since i was in high school in 90's, and all the way till i stoped coaching cause of all the cheating that is going on. from 6A to 1a a mijority of the schools do it cause the coaches and boaster clubs want recognition and their kids to move on, or just show they can handle bringing in kids like frank martin and A Pujol which were succesfull and even liberman at pace , then theirs coaches that arnt so lucky cause they cant control the kids they bring in like shaky and liber

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