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Bethy Behuniak is a fifth-grader at The Academy of the Holy Names

Leslie learns to shoot layups, goes on to stardom

Bethy Behuniak
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
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On July 7, 1972, a four-time Olympian was born. Her name was Lisa Leslie. At 12 years old, teachers and students who did not know her would walk up to Lisa and ask, “Why don’t you play basketball?” Lisa would answer, “Because I hate it.” She was asked this question often because she was six feet, two inches tall in the seventh grade. Eventually Lisa decided to try playing basketball. Lisa started playing pick-up games ...


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