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Lisa Leslie

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Lisa Leslie

Position: Forward Olympic #: 9
Born: 7/7/72 (Hawthorne, California) College: Univ. of So. Cal. ‘94
Height: 6’5” Weight: 170 lbs

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Member of the gold-medal-winning 1994 USA Goodwill Games Team, averaged a team high 18.0 ppg. and 7.3 rpg., and shot .718 percent (28-39) from the field.
  • Member of the bronze medal winning 1994 USA Women’s World Championship Team, averaged 10.5 ppg. and 4.8 rpg.
  • Named 1993 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Member of the 1993 USA Women’s World Championship Qualifying Team, averaged 18.4 ppg. and 6.6 rpg. — both team bests.
  • Member of the gold medal-winning 1992 USA R. William Jones Cup Team, averaged USA-bests 12.0 ppg. and 4.8 rpg.
  • Youngest participant at the 1992 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Trials.
  • Member of 1991 USA World University Games Team that captured the gold medal, averaged 13.0 ppg. and 4.4 rpg.
  • Member of 1990 USA Junior Team that toured Canada.
  • Member of the 1989 USA Junior World Championship Team, averaged USA-bests 13.3 ppg. and 7.0 rpg.

Professional Notes:

  • Played professionally 1994-95 in Alcamo, Italy for Sicilgesso and averaged 22.6 ppg. and 11.7 rpg.

Collegiate Notes:

  • During her four seasons (1991-94), USC compiled a 89-31 record, made four NCAA Tournament appearances advancing to the Elite Eight twice (1994, 1992) and won one Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) championship.
  • Unanimous 1994 National Player of the Year.
  • Named 1994, 1993 and 1992 All-America.
  • Named All-Pac-10 first team four times.
  • Became the first player in Pac-10 history to receive all-conference honors four times.
  • Helped lead USC to the NCAA Tournament Final Eight in both 1994 and 1992.
  • Led USC in scoring and rebounding and led the Pac-10 in blocked shots fortwo consecutive seasons (1994, 1993).
  • Named the 1991 Pac-10 Freshman ofthe Year and 1991 Pac-10 All-Freshman team.
  • Selected 1991 National Freshman of the Year.
  • Set USC record forfreshman rebound average (10.0 rpg.) and tied Pac-10 Conference record for rebounds in a game (23 versus San Diego State).
  • Holds USC record for blocks in a season (95) and lists second for season blocks (94), second for season rebounding average (12.3), third for rebounds (369) and eighth in season points (657).
  • Ranks as the Pac-10’s all-time leading career scorer (2,414), rebounder (1,214) and shot blocker (321).
  • Ranks as Southern California’s all-time career leader for blocked shots (321), third for points scored (2,414,), third for rebounds (1,214), third for scoring average (20.2), third for career rebounding average (10.1), third for career field goals made (973), fourth for field goal percentage (.534%) and fifth in career steals (228).

Personal Notes:

  • Was the consensus 1990 National High School Player of the Year.
  • Best known for scoring 101 points in one half in a game against South Torrance High in February, 1990.
  • Named 1990 and 1989 Parade All-America first team.
Collegiate Statistics
YEAR G FGM-FGA % FTM-FTA % REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
1994 30 259-464 .558 138-201 .687 369/12.3 657/21.9 83 94 69
1993 29 211-378 .558 119-162 .735 285/9.8 543/18.7 59 95 60
1992 31 262-476 .550 106-152 .697 261/8.4 632/20.4 46 54 56
1991 30 241-504 .478 98-145 .676 299/10.0 582/19.4 20 78 43
Totals: 120 973-1822 .534 461-660 .698 1214/10.1 2414/20.1 208 321 228

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