Just got off the phone with 2010 P 6'9" Gus Leeper of Austin Westlake. He returned from his visit at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock with a big smile on his face as he's made his commitment to play for the Sun Belt Conference school.
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Rick Leeper of Austin, Gus already has focused academic goals and has already decided to study construction engineering. Leeper's improvement over the last year has been dramatic. He plays for a high school coach in Tres Ellis who always has the gym open for the kids and a system where they press constantly. This necessitated Leeper to increase his agility and foot speed, or else.
Gus couldn't run open gym with the UA-LR guys because it was the first day of practrice. However, he said he got along great with them, and Head Coach Steve Shields. He's especially excited about working with former Arkansas Razorback and NBA player Joe Kleine who is an Assistant.
In addition to his high school coach, Leeper wanted to give credit to D-1 Ambassadors Coach Lance Carter (a big man who played D-1 at Mercer University) and my partner T.J. Garza of Speed Killz who has really improved Leeper's conditioning, agility and helped to instill an aggressiveness and confidence in his game.
Big Gus is now focused on helping Austin Westlake win a district championship and to advance deep into the playoffs in this his senior year. Congratulations to Gus and his Family.
Coach Max & The D-1 Ambassadors