Lisa LeslieLisa Leslie was born on July 7, 1972. She is a forward on the Los Angeles Sparks. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1994. She is 6 feet and 5 inches. Lisa Leslie was embarrassed by her height, but she found her height useful when a friend talked her into playing basketball. While she was at Morningside High School which is located in Los Angeles, she emerged as one of the top players in the nation. She led the team to a pair of state championships. In Atlanta at the Olympics, Lisa led all of the U.S. players in scoring (19.5 ppg.) and she also had a team high 29 points and 6 rebounds in the USA's gold medal game win over the defending World Champion Brazil. Lisa is not shy anymore about being tall.
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2000, by Jorge, fourth grade