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A.J. Leahey: Pitt-Johnstown basketball

College signing

November 15, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Name: A.J. Leahey

High school: Penn Cambria

Hometown: Lilly

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard/forward

College choice: University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Other colleges considered: Notre Dame College, St. Francis, Philadelphia University, Juniata

Why I picked UPJ: "I have a good relationship with the coaching staff, it's close to home, and family can come watch. I'll get playing time right away.''

Greatest high school achievement: "Being named third-team all-state my junior year and scoring my 1,000th point.''

Coach Jim Ronan's quote: "A.J. has been the hardest working player I have ever coached. He is a great leader and knows how to win. Overall, he's a great kid.''

How I got my start playing basketball: "My mom and brothers wanted me to play in fourth grade.''

Favorite college growing up: Tennessee

Other interests: AAU basketball, watching sports

What getting to play in college means to me: "It's nice to see that all the hard work is paying off, and I get to play against better competition.''

Probable college major: Undecided

Parents: Rich and Linda Leahey

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