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Spotlight on Leonard Houston

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
Release: October 25, 2007
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Houston gets by two Cornell players during the Nov. 14 defeat
Courtesy: Drake Athletics

Spotlight on Leonard Houston

A senior on the men's basketball team, Leonard Houston is ready to get this season started. With an impressive season last year playing in 30 games and leading the team in steals in seven games, Houston is going to make even more of an impact this year. After doing an internship in LA this summer, Leonard got some experience under his belt. With big plans after graduation, Leonard is about more than just basketball. Don't miss him this season and the first exhibition game next Wednesday, October 31.

Name: Leonard Houston Jr.

Year: Senior

Major: Marketing and Management

Hometown: Holland, Michigan

Nickname: LJ

Family: Frank, 25 Zack, 23 Robyn, 20 Von Washington III, 13 Adonne Washington, 12

Favorite professional team: Detroit Pistons

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite quote: “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”

Favorite food: Sushi-spicy tuna

Favorite movie: Training Day

Favorite musician: Jay-Z

Favorite movie star: Denzel Washington

Favorite restaurant: Koi

Greatest accomplishment: Realizing my potential

Most embarrassing moment: I started paying on a bad car, yeah a lemon, and ended up having to take it back because I wasn't satisfied with it and I didn't get any money back. This was atrocious..

Biggest rival: UNI

Hobbies: Traveling

What actor would play you in a movie: People say I remind them of the Fresh Prince so, Will Smith.

Why Drake: They were loyal and persistent

Perfect date: We would go for a matinée then for a walk on the beach while getting to know each other. After that we would have dinner then a bonfire on the beach with s'mores and just hang out.

Dream job: Ultimately I would want to be a top executive in a private equity firm

Pre-game rituals: Take a nap, take a shower, listen to music to get focused

Favorite road trip: Las Vegas

Best part of being on the team: It's something I love and I get to be around a good group of guys

Most influential person: Guardian- Von Washington Jr.

Number one goal for this season: Win conference

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