A New York state 2-year-old is impressing crowds and gathering TV invitations for his skills at shooting billiards on an adult-sized pool table.

Keith and Courtney O'Dell of Johnstown said their young son, Keith Jr., received a child sized pool table for Christmas but quickly graduated to his dad's regulation-size table, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.


The O'Dells said Keith Jr., who performed in April at the American Pool Association's championship competition in Las Vegas and is scheduled to appear on the syndicated "Rachael Ray Show" in July, learned the game by watching his father shoot about 200 racks every night.

The couple said playing pool has been good for more than their son's self-esteem. It's also helping him learn numbers and colors.