LATE BLOOMER—Jeremiah Gray, 22, enters his second season as a professional men’s basketball player. The Westlake High grad will play for Philippines Mighty Sports at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. The international tournament runs July 12-21. Gray helped Westlake win its last Marmonte League title in 2014. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Jeremiah Gray’s eyelids were getting heavy. It was 9:30 p.m. on a weeknight, and he started drifting to sleep.
Suddenly, his cellphone rang.