Josh Leiber does what every two-sport athlete should do. He plays a team sport and an individual sport. However, he does play doubles in his individual sport, tennis. His team sport is basketball.
During the summer, Josh concentrates most of his energy on basketball. He plays or practices basketball five days a week during his “vacation.” He also works out at a fitness center. He wouldn’t comment when asked if the workouts centered on basketball- and tennis-specific exercises or beach muscles. If you look good, you play well.
Josh also has a job. He works at the law offices of Gary Kreep. He does not attend summer school.
Working out and working and playing round ball takes up most of his time. Since he is a 3.5 student, he does not have to make up any classes.
Josh likes to play golf when he has some spare time. He hits the links with Erik Ernst and other buddies and teammates. None of his friends will play tennis with him for obvious reasons.
Even when athletes are playing a casual game of golf or tennis, there is always competition involved. It would be difficult for most of his friends to compete with Josh on the tennis court. They will play games of basketball when Josh is not with the Bulldog summer cagers.
Josh will get one week away from work, working out and summer round ball. He is going on vacation to Lake Meade, where he plans on hitting the lake on a wakeboard. Even on vacation, Josh finds a way to get in exercise in an athletic endeavor.
Josh plans to attend Sacramento State University, where he will basketball with the college team and tennis for recreation. His favorite sport is basketball even though he has already earned three varsity letters in tennis.
Josh is a point guard in basketball and can shoot 3-pointers. He is also good at getting the ball to the open man. He hustles at both ends of the court and plays tough defense. On the tennis court, Josh can play singles and doubles. He has played number one singles and has played on the number one doubles team. To say that Josh has a lot of energy would be a gross understatement.
He says that his parents, Larry and Stacy, are supportive in all of his endeavors. His dad San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ bodyguard.
It doesn’t matter which court Josh is competing on, tennis or golf. He will be flying around giving it his best. He will find the open man on the basketball court and the open space on the tennis court.
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