Leslie Picks In-State Program

Travis Leslie was a spring commodity that was coveted by programs in at least two big time leagues. Recently he made a commitment to a program which completed a strong post-season run.

The last time the Georgia Bulldogs signed a player during the late period from the Georgia Stars program the young man's name was Billy Humphrey. Dennis Felton is sure that one worked out and now he's got another late signee from the program in the mix.

Travis Leslie, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Decatur (Ga.) Columbia picked the Bulldogs.

"Jeremy Price, one of his high school teammates is down there," Stars coach Norm Parker said. "Them winning the SEC championship opened his eyes. It was between them, Clemson and Georgia Tech. That kind of pushed them over the top."

Leslie wasn't always a starter for the Stars on the traveling circuit but his energy and his momentum changing athleticism seemed to usually factor in ball games at some point.

"He was our sparkplug. He's so unselfish, he just wanted to play. He didn't care if he started he just contributed. He was actually MVP for us in two tournaments."

The Bulldogs have always been fond of athletes so the program's bloodlines run deep. Leslie has his eyes on the top dog in terms of dunks.

"He said he wanted to be the next human highlight film since Dominique. He's pretty athletic but I don't know if he can catch Dominique Wilkins! I'll tell you what, he's fast and he can put some fannies in the seats."


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