Hometown Hero to the NBA Finals!


Lansing State Journal

Al Horford throws down a monster dunk in his Grand Ledge days.

Grant Dorland, CO-EDITOR

Grand Ledge high school has only had a few former student-athletes become professional players in their sport. Al Horford is the only NBA player to come from Grand Ledge and he is an amazing player. 

This year for the Boston Celtics Al is playing an important role in the rotation and has given the Celtics big-time performances in multiple series in this year’s playoffs. The Celtics made quick work of the Brooklyn Nets sweeping them in four games and advancing to the Eastern Conference Semi-Final against the Milwaukee Bucks. Although the Celtics would advance they were put through a difficult 7-game series and Al came in clutch with a twenty-two and thirty-point performance in games three and four. 

After fighting through Giannas and the Bucks, they faced a tough matchup with the Miami Heat. Again Al filled his role starting off the series with another twenty-point performance in game two. His offensive production went down but he still played great at the defensive end and continued to pick up big rebounds on both ends of the floor. 

Advancing to the NBA finals is one of the most difficult things to do in all of sports but in Al’s debut, he went crazy. He scored 26 points and stole a win from Golden State in the bay. We all want to see Al bring it home for Grand Ledge, Go Celtics!