The Making of Leon Powe 

Turning an Oakland unknown into an NBA prospect took more than practice. It took mentors, and a kid with a superstar character.

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With his mother's death now behind him, a Cal scholarship in his pocket, and the dream team of Ward, Hill, and Zuckerman still watching his back, Powe can finally look forward to a future that doesn't involve hunger, instability, or foster homes -- one in which he will leave behind an Oakland Tech he helped transform into a national basketball power, and with any luck, a state champion.

And even if the Dogs don't end up clinching the trophy, the odds are still good in Vegas that the saga of Leon Powe will have a happy ending.

Express intern Helene Blatter contributed to this report.

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