Shooting star excels on, off court at Leap Academy

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Just like the name of his school, Donovan Guess sure can leap. (WPVI)

Just like the name of his school, Donovan Guess sure can leap.

Leap Academy University Charter School is a slam dunk to play at the next level.

After all, Guess averages more than 38 points a game, quietly making him the leading scorer in the nation.

"I mean people say I'm good, but it just wasn't big," said Guess. "Now a lot more people heard about me."

"He's been a ghost for years, and he's starting to be noticed, little by little, but he's a gem," said coach Butch Warner. "Any coach or college that gets this guys is gonna love it. He's just amazing."

Just as impressive as his scoring average is his grade point average of 3.8.

"He's a really focused young man, too. He has a clear vision of where he wants to go, and it's not just confined to athletics," said Director of College Access Khary Golden.

"Donovan is a great student. He's very respectful, he's smart - off and on the court," said math teacher Melvin Monte.

This will mark the 13th straight year that Leap Academy has a 100 percent graduation rate, and placed 100 percent of its students in a college program.

And Guess has a lot of schools knocking down his door.

"My top choice for him would be UPenn. He's also considering Rutgers and Rowan and a number of state schools," said Golden.

Guess plans on getting a degree in sports management, and says if he works hard enough he may even see the NBA in his future.

It's safe to say he has a jump start on that already.
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