Learning to Lead
Greg finished lacing up his shoes, then rubbed the palms of his hands up his socks. He picked up the basketball lying next to him, stood up, and tested each shoe on the gym floor.
Satisfied with the fit, he spun the basketball on his finger as he walked toward the basket. Fifteen feet away, he dribbled twice, faked out an imaginary opponent, and then let loose a jumper which swished through the net cords.
Greg smiled with satisfaction. He loved basketball, and he was good at it. Last year, he was the only junior starter on the championship team and he’d been second highest scorer. Now as a senior, he had hopes of being named Most Valuable and perhaps League Player of the Year.