Kwintin Williams and his prep school teammates were brought to a gym, Explosive Athletes Institute in Tempe, Ariz, for a training session Sid Sharma will not forget.
"I can vividly remember him yelling, pushing himself as hard as possible," said Sharma, a biomechanical engineer, "just sweat pouring off him. He just had a very intense drive, and he pushed himself hard as possible every rep we did."
Not lost in the passion and the shouting was Williams' leaping ability. "I'd put him right at the top of the athletes I've worked with," Sharma said. "He was so gifted when it comes to just raw jumping ability."
It was about this time...