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OT- NBA Draft- Meyers Leonard


I haven't posted on here for a while, still check the site pretty much every day though. I wanted to post this story about an amazing kid from the town where I was born, raised, and now teach and coach. His name is Meyers Leonard. Here is a link to a story: http://www.illinihq.com/sports/illini-sports/mens-basketball/2012-06-23/leonard-looks-back-taking-nba.html

My favorite personal story about Meyers is this. I am the varsity volleyball coach at Robinson High School. Before his senior year he would come to volleyball practices in the summer. We were getting ready for the upcoming season and had two practices a day. Meyers politely came up to me on the first day of our practice and asked if he could sit and watch practice, and whenever we had a water break if I minded that he shot baskets for that time. I told him that was fine and he did that for four days straight. We would practice and he would sit quietly and listen to his ipod or read, then when we would take a five minute break, he would work on his shot. Once we were ready to practice he would return to his music. To this day I'm amazed at how a kid his age would sit and wait patiently just for a few minutes of shooting hoops. To me that's dedication. At the end of every practice he would come up and thank me for letting him use the gym during our practices. It's a very special week for him and our little town.

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