December 19, 2006

The athletic JCheadle

The term "athlete" is usually reserved for the wide receiver, running back, defensive back, and sometimes for the really gifted sideline-to-sideline linebacker. Rarely is the "athlete" moniker used by people to define one of the so-called "hogs" in the trenches. Bakersfield (Calif.) big man Justin Cheadle begs to differ. One of Cal's early verbal pledges in the 2007 class, Cheadle has shown fans in the Central Valley throughout his career what he can do on the field.

When the Drillers football season ended in late November, Cheadle quickly shifted his efforts to the hardwood where the Bakersfield basketball team has sprinted to an 8-2 mark to start the year. Cheadle is certainly an athlete, as Bears fans will soon see.

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