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Kawhi Leonard

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Started for the victorious USA White Team in 2015 Showcase and recorded 14 points (7-12 FGs), 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals in 24 minutes of action.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Selected a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.


NBA HONORS:

  • Selected the recipient of the 2015-16 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Became the first non-center to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons since Dennis Rodman in 1989-90 and 1990-91.
  • Selected the recipient of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
  • Named MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals after helping San Antonio to the NBA championship and averaging in the Finals 17.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg., 2.0 apg., 1.6 spg., while shooting 61.2 percent from the field, 57.9 percent from 3-point (11-19) and 78.2 percent from the foul line. Became the youngest Finals MVP since Duncan won it for the Spurs in 1999.
  • Named 2016 All-NBA first team.
  • Two-time NBA All-Defensive first team (2015, 2016).
  • Named NBA All-Defensive second team in 2014.
  • Named All-NBA honorable mention in 2015.
  • Selected a starter in his first NBA All-Star game appearance in 2016. Recorded 17 points (8-15 FGs), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 25:39 of action.
  • Participated in the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge played during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend and recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 23 minutes of action.
  • Finished fourth in voting for 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Named to 2012 NBA All-Rookie first team.


NBA MILESTONES:

  • Led the NBA in steals (2.31) in 2014-15, became only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals per game since the league started tracking the statistic in the 1973-74 season.


NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2015-16 his 5th NBA season, all with the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Has played in 324 NBA regular season games, started 297 games, has averaged 14.3 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 2.0 apg., 1.8 spg., while shooting 49.9 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from 3-point and 82.8 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 75 career postseason games, has averaged 14.7 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 1.5 apg., 1.7 spg., while shooting 51.2 percent from the field, 42.0 percent from 3-point and 74.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started 72 games in 2015-16, averaged a career-high 33.1 minutes a game (38th in NBA), career-high 21.2 ppg. (15th in NBA), 6.8 rpg. (49th in NBA), career-high 2.6 apg., 1.8 spg. (12th in NBA), shot 50.6 percent from the field (23rd in NBA), a career-best 44.3 percent from 3-point (4th in NBA) and a career-high 87.4 percent from the foul line (11th in NBA). Ranked 11th in the NBA in efficiency (23.8).
  • Helped lead San Antonio to the 2014 NBA Championship, played and started in all 23 playoff games, averaged 14.3 ppg., 6.7 rpg., 1.7 apg., 1.7 spg., and shot 51.0 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from 3-point and 73.6 percent from the foul line.
  • Helped lead San Antonio to the 2013 NBA Finals. In the 2013 NBA Finals versus the Miami Heat, averaged 14.6 ppg and 11.1 rpg, with four double-doubles. In game 6, he recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Drafted in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2011 NBA Draft by Indiana. Traded on draft night to San Antonio in exchange for guard George Hill. Became an early entry candidate after two collegiate seasons at San Diego State University.

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Played two collegiate seasons at San Diego State University.
  • Had 40 career double-doubles, the second most in school history. Tied Andrew Bogut for the most career double-doubles in MWC history.
  • As a sophomore in 2010-11 led the Aztecs to a school-record 34 wins and an appearance in the Sweet 16.
  • Named 2011 All-American second team by the Associated Press.
  • Finalist for the 2011 Wooden Award and the Naismith Award.
  • Named 2011 All-Mountain West first team, All-Mountain West Defensive Team and the All-MWC Tournament Team.
  • As a sophomore in 2010-11, averaged 15.5 points, 10.6 rebounds (ninth in the NCAA), 2.9 assists and 1.42 steals in 32.6 minutes in 36 games.
  • Named 2010 Mountain West Freshman on the Year, All-MWC first team honors, becoming the first freshman in MWC history to earn first team all-conference honors.
  • Named the 2010 MWC tournament MVP.
  • One of only four freshmen in the country to lead his team in scoring and rebounding, averaging a team-best 12.7 points.
  • Only freshman in the 11-year history of the MWC to earn conference player of the week accolades three times.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born June 29, 1991.
  • Son of the late Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson.
  • Named the Attended Martin Luther King High School (Riverside, Calif.) Los Angeles Times Player of the Year his senior season (2008-09), averaged 22.6 ppg., 13.1 rpg., 3.9 apg. and 3.0 bpg.
  • Named 2009 CalHiSports.com Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year.


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2015 MNTX 1/1 24/24.0 7-  12 .583 0-  3 .000 0-  0 .--- 1/ 1.0 14/ 14.0 1 0 0

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