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Kawhi Leonard

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2011-12: Named to the All-Rookie First Team ... appeared in 64 games, including 39 starts, averaging 7.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.33 steals in 24.0 minutes ... shot .493 (199-404) from the floor, .376 (41-109) from three-point territory and .733 (68-88) from the foul line ... his 39 starts were the most by a Spurs rookie in the Pop era since Tony Parker started 72 games during the 2001-02 season ... scored in double figures 24 times, including 20-or-more once and grabbed 10-or-more rebounds five times ... recorded four double-doubles ... one of four rookies to record four-or-more double-doubles ... was selected to play in the 2012 Rookie Challenge Game at All-Star Weekend but sat out of the game due to injury ... led the team in points once, rebounds 12 times, steals 19 times and blocks five times ... ranked 13th in scoring, third in steals, third in field goal percentage, fifth in 3FG percentage and fourth in rebounding among rookies ... recorded season-high 24 points (9-14 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds and 5 steals at Portland on 2/21 ... registered his first double-double, scoring 13 points (6-10 FG) and 10 rebounds in a career-high 34 minutes at Oklahoma City on 1/8/12 ... finished with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 steals in 33 minutes at Milwaukee on 1/10 ... in his first start, posted 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 38 minutes vs. Houston on 1/11 ... finished with 12 points (6-11 FG), 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block at Memphis on 1/30/12 ... placed on the inactive list for one game vs. Chicago on 2/29 ... started in all 14 playoff games, averaging 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.21 steals in 27.1 minutes ... shot .500 (45-90) from the floor, .450 (18-40) from three and .813 (13- 16) from the charity stripe ... ranked eighth in three-point FG% in the postseason ...scored in double figures five times ... recorded his first double-double with a postseason-high 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3FG, 1-1 FT) and 10 rebounds in Game 2 vs. Oklahoma City on 5/29 ... his double-double was the first double-double by a Spurs rookie since Tim Duncan’s 32 points and 12 rebounds at Phoenix on 4/23/98 ... registered 14 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3FG, 1-1 FT), 9 rebounds and 2 assists in Game 3 at L.A. Clippers 5/19 ... posted 16 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 3FG, 3-4 FT), 6 rebounds and 3 steals in Game 1 vs. L.A. Clippers on 5/15 ... finished with 17 points (6-7 FG, 3-4 3FG, 2-2 FT), 3 rebounds, and 2 steals in Game 2 vs. Utah on 5/2.

CAREER NOTES: Is in his second NBA season, both with the Spurs ... was named to the All-Rookie First Team, the first Spurs rookie to earn the honor since Tim Duncan during the 1997-98 season ... chosen to the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team that participated in a training camp with Team USA prior to the 2012 Olympics ... was on the Spurs 2012 Las Vegas Summer League team ... played in two games, averaged 25.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 34.0 minutes.

2010-11: Named Second Team All-American by the Associated Press … was a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award … led the Aztecs to a school-record 34 wins and an appearance in the Sweet 16 … earned First Team All-Mountain West honors and was selected to the All-Mountain West Defensive Team and the All-MWC Tournament Team … 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 … was a two-time MWC Player of the Week … posted 23 double-doubles which ranked fourth in the NCAA … scored in double figures 33 times, including 20- plus in 10 games … pulled down 10-plus rebounds 23 times … led the team in scoring 16 times, in rebounding 25 times and in assists 12 times … scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds vs. San Francisco on 12/21 ... pulled down a season-high 17 boards, scored 14 points and had a team-best four assists vs. UNLV on 1/12 … had a team-high 22 points and game-high 15 rebounds at No. 9 BYU on 1/26 ... had 21 points (3-5 3FG) and 10 rebounds vs. against Northern Colorado in the second round NCAA game on 3/17.

2009-10: Named the Mountain West Freshman on the Year … earned All-MWC First Team honors, becoming the first freshman in MWC history to earn first team all-conference honors. … named the 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 and 9.9 rebounds … finished with 17 double-doubles, which set a freshman school record … posted 19 double-digit rebound games and 24 double- figure scoring efforts ... led the team in rebounding 19 times and in scoring 11 times … Only freshman in the 11-year history of the MWC to earn conference player of the week accolades three times … finished with a career-high 26 points at Wyoming on 1/9 … pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds vs. UNLV in the MWC title game on 3/13 … had 23 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists vs. CS Fullerton on 12/9.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named the L.A. Times Player of the Year his senior season, averaging 22.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.0 blocks ... had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds six times for a team that went 30-3, won the CIF-Southern Section Division I-AA title and finished in second place in the Southern California Regional ... was also named the CalHiSports.com Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year and was one of seven L.A.-area players to receive the John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award (CIF-SS Div. I) ... led King to a 32-3 record as a junior ... helped King advance to the CIF Division I Southern Section fi nals where he scored 23 points against Compton Dominguez... averaged 17.3 points and 6.5 rebounds... was an all-area second-team choice by The Press-Enterprise.
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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 230 lbs./ 104.3 kg
Born: June 29, 1991
From: San Diego State University
Draft: 1st Round (15th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  San Antonio Spurs 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: San Diego State/USA

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