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Photo gallery: USF basketball's many tattoos



Jonestattoo Lots of USF athletics in Wednesday's newspaper, with more on the Jim Leavitt-Joel Miller story, a column from Times columnist Gary Shelton, the weekly USF notebook and a story on USF's men's basketball team and the stories their many tattoos tell.


Even the best seats in the Sun Dome won't get you close enough to read the words on sophomore Justin Leemow's hands, to know who the intimidating figure is holding a basketball on senior Mike Mercer's right shoulder. Other teammates' bodies are covered with messages and reminders of what is important to them — family, basketball, faith, perseverance and, occasionally, cartoon characters. Now for a closer look

(Special thanks to Atoyia Deans for the great photos, and for Desiree Perry and Frank Pastor's fine work in the online presentation.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:44pm]


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