SHREVEPORT - Jonathan Blount's been one of the the best players on the floor his entire career.
A standout at BTW high in Shreveport. Now, the star shooting guard at Centenary.
Injuries were never part of his game until 2011.
Blount cracked his shin. The ailment forced him into a surgical procedure, where rods were planted in his leg.
With surgery came hours of rehab and no basketball.
His coach at Centenary, Adam Walsh can relate. Walsh lost blood to his hip as a child. It was the same injury that ended former Los Angeles Raider running back Bo Jackson's career.
Walsh's experience is Blount's gain. The illness sidlined Walsh's athletic career as a child and rehab became a part of his life early on.
Through Walsh's guidance and inspiration, Blount's not only recovered from his injury, he's now the leading scorer for the Gents, averaging 27 points per game, leading an undefeated team early in the season.