Sports Xtra - Kewaunee's Kleiman draws inspiration from family

Published 04/15 2013 12:00AM

Updated 04/15 2013 12:02AM

Jill Kleiman is a three-sport star at Kewaunee High School. Her biggest accomplishments have come on the basketball court where she recently helped lead the Storm to a second consecutive state title.


With her successes comes local fame, she's a role model a lot of younger girls in the area. Jill's role model comes within her own family. One of five siblings, her oldest brother Joe has muscular dystrophy.


"I always look to him for support....and I know he wishes he could be out there too," Jill explains.


Joe doesn't leave home very often, but he always makes an exception when his youngest sister has a basketball game. He enjoys Jill's natural talent and the heart and hustle she illustrates every play.


With her family in mind, Jill has decided to stick close to home for college, she'll play at SNC next season and  is looking forward to her biggest fan being able to attend her home games.

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