Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie lives in Inglewood, California. Her birthday is on July 7, 1972. She went to the University of Southern California and she was named National Player of the Year. Lisa won a Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympic Games. She went to Morningside High School and won the state championships twice. She was one of the nation's best high school players. She was already six feet tall in seventh grade. Lisa wanted to be different then her classmates. Lisa mother's helped her to be proud herself. Lisa's mother is tall too; she is 6 foot 3 inches. Lisa had played in Italy on season. She played in her hometown as a player on the WNBA'S Los Angeles Sparks. Her team was named first because all WNBA. Lisa not shy anymore.

image courtesy of Steve Maikoski/USA Basketball

2000, by Susan, third grade