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					LeBron James
                      Childhood
• Raised by a single mother,
  Gloria James
• She was never able to land
  a steady job
• The two moved from
  apartment to apartment,
  often in bad
  neighborhoods
• Showed tremendous
  instincts for basketball at a
  young age
                Freshman Year
• Went to St. Vincent- St.
  Mary High School
• He was starting point
  guard for his team
• Led his team to a 27-0
  season
• He helped his basketball
  team in 2000 to the
  Division 3 State
  Championships as a
  freshman
                 Sophomore Year
• He averaged 27.8 points, 7.5
  rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 4
  steals
• He was named Ohio’s “Mr.
  Basketball”
• He was selected to the USA
  Today All-USA First Team
• He also got First-Team All
  State being a wide receiver
• This was his last year of
  football because he wanted to
  focus more on basketball
                  Junior Year
• Averaged 29.7 points and
  8.4 rebounds
• named Mr. Basketball
  Ohio, earned a spot on
  All-USA First Team, and
  was named the 2001-02
  Gatorade National Boys
  Basketball Player of the
  year
• Appeared on covers of
  Sports Illustrated and
  ESPN the magazine
                   Senior Year
• Led his team to a 3rd state
  title
• Named Mr. Basketball of
  Ohio, and to the All-USA
  First Team, got MVP at
  the 2003 McDonald’s All-
  American Team, also
  named MVP in the
  Roundball Classic and the
  Jordan Capital Classic
Rookie Year
-Picked first overall in
the 2003 draft by the
Cleveland Cavaliers
- He averaged 20.9
points, 5.9 assists, and
5.5 rebounds
-He received rookie of
the year
                  Bike-a-thon
• Recognizes and rewards
  children who have
  achieved academic
  success and improved
  their physical fitness.
• Money from the event is
  donated to the Akron Area
  YMCA and the Akron
  Urban League.
               HALO Awards
• HALO stands for helping
  and leading others.        -He was the first in his family
                             to graduate high school and go
• LeBron James presented
                             to college.
  Darius Snow with a
                             - He also teaches kids in his
  HALO Award.
                             neighborhood step team.
• Darius grew up in one of   - LeBron takes him to a movie
  the most violent           premiere, a community
  neighborhoods in the       basketball event, and a bike-a-
  country, in Atlanta. He    thon.
  was abandoned as a kid.
                   Career
• Averages 27.7
  points per game,
  6.6 assists, and 7.0
  rebounds

				
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