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Kawhi Leonard – Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Career, Lifestyle & More – Kawhi Leonard is an pro American professional basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kawhi is currently a player for the San Antonio Spurs. Before joining the San Antonio Spurs Leonard played two seasons of college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs. He was also a consensus second-team All-American as a sophomore. Kawhi was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Career and Lifestyle Info:
He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in his first season with San Antonio. In 2014 Leonard won an NBA championship with the Spurs, where he was also named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, having won in 2015 and 2016, and is a two-time All-NBA First Team member (2016 and 2017).
Leonard attended Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, before transferring to Martin Luther King High School his junior year. In Leonard’s senior year, he and Tony Snell led the King High Wolves to a 30–3 record. Leonard averaged 22.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.0 blocks per game that year and won California Mr. Basketball.
As a freshman at San Diego State University, Leonard averaged 12.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. He helped lead the Aztecs to a 25–9 record and the Mountain West Conference (MWC) tournament title. SDSU received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament but lost to Tennessee 62–59 in the first round, with Leonard recording 12 points and 10 rebounds. He led the MWC in rebounding and was named MWC freshman of the year, first team All-MWC, and the 2010 MWC Tournament MVP.
In Leonard’s sophomore season, he averaged 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds as the Aztecs finished with a 34–3 record and won back-to-back conference tournament championships. Leonard and San Diego State would once again make the NCAA tournament. This time, SDSU would advance to the Sweet 16 where they lost to eventual national champion UConn. Leonard was named to the Second Team All-America and would forgo his final two seasons at San Diego State to enter the 2011 NBA draft.
Family and Personal Info:
Leonard is the son of Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. He is the youngest child of the family and has four sisters. His father, Mark, was shot and killed on January 18, 2008, at the Compton car wash he owned. As of 2014, the murderer had still not been found,   and the family had stopped asking authorities for updates. Leonard is the cousin of Stevie Johnson, American football wide receiver. Leonard’s girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, gave birth to theirfirst child in July 2016.
Real NameKawhi LeonardNicknameUnkownDate of BirthJune 29, 1991Age (as of 2021)26 yearsBirthplaceLos Angeles, California
PositionSmall forwardLeagueNBACurrentlyNo. 2 – San Antonio SpursNationalityAmericanListed height6 foot 7 inch, 201 cm or 2.01 mListed weight230 lb or 104 kgHigh schoolCanyon Springs
(Moreno Valley, California)
Martin Luther King
(Riverside, California)CollegeSan Diego State
Social Mediatwitter.com/kawhileonardNBA draft2011 / Round: 1
Pick: 15th overall
Career highlights and awardsNBA champion (2014),
NBA Finals MVP (2014),
2× NBA All-Star (2016, 2017),
2× All-NBA First Team (2016, 2017),
2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2015, 2016),
3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2015–2017),
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014),
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012),
NBA steals leader (2015),
Consensus second-team All-American (2011),
2× First-team All-MWC (2010, 2011),
California Mr. Basketball (2009),College awards and honoursConsensus second team All-American (2011),
NABC All-American Third Team (2011),
2× All-Mountain West First Team (2010–2011),
2× All-Mountain West All-Tournament Team (2010–2011),
All-Mountain West Defensive Team (2011),
Mountain West Tournament MVP (2010),
Mountain West Freshman of the Year (2010),TagsPrevious ArticleChris Hemsworth – Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Career, Lifestyle & MoreNext ArticleTop 5 Bollywood Celebrities And their Most Expensive Cars