Former Braves star now in the coaching business


Indian Creek graduate J.R. Angle, left, is shown during a game against Indiana when he played for Iowa. FILE PHOTO

Life on the fringes of 30 recently dealt J.R. Angle a harsh lesson in reality.

In March, players on the boys high school team in Iowa that Angle helps coach let it be known that the 2004 Indiana All-Star no longer possessed the hops necessary to dunk a basketball.

Attired in shirt, khaki shorts and running shoes, Angle without loosening up grabbed a ball and gave it a go.

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