Kawhi Leonard Statistics, NBA Career, Awards, Personal Life and Net Worth

Published Date   22nd Jun. 2017, 01:36 am
Kawhi Leonard Statistics, NBA Career, Awards, Personal Life and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Kawhi Leonard
Date of Birth: 29/06/2017
Age: 6 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $25 million

An American professional basketball player Kawhi Leonard statistics was good enough for him winning “NBA Finals Most Valuable Player” in 2014.


The 26 years old basketball player plays for the San Antonio Spurs of National Basketball Association (NBA). He started playing basketball from his college days for San Diego State University. Picked in 2011 NBA draft, Kawhi Leonard statistics rose higher making him remarkable player in basketball. He has won “NBA Championship in 2014” and “NBA Defensive Player of the year” in two consecutive years 2015 and 2016. Moreover, he has won “All-NBA First Team” member twice.

Birth, Childhood and Education

Kawhi Leonard was born on June 29, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He is an American and comes from Afro-American nationality. Leonard attended Canyon Spring High School, but later transferred to Martin Luther King High School. Kawhi Leonard statistics during his high school was average of 22.6 points which also won him “California Mr. Basketball”.

College Career

Leonard attended San Diego State University in 2009 where he averaged 12.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Kawhi Leonard statistics demonstrated his contribution in leading the college to the “Mountain West Conference (MWC)” tournament title.

During the sophomore season, Kawhi Leonard statistics reads 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds in average contributing to win conference tournament championships in succession.

Professional Career

The well-recognized and award winning player from the San Diego State University, Kawhi Leonard made to NBA in 2011. Indiana Pacers selected Leonard in 2011 NBA draft in 15th overall pick. However, the same night, Pacers traded him to the San Diego Spurs for George Hill.

In 2012, Leonard trained with Olympic team after being selected among several NBA up-and-comers to play for 2012 USA men’s basketball Select Team. Leonard was selected to play for BBVA Rising Stars Challenge where he recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds contributing to the team’s victory.

During 2014, Kawhi Leonard statistics recorded his season high 26 points due to which Spurs won over the Memphis Grizzles. Furthermore, the two teams re-met on June 2014. Again, Kawhi Leonard scored his career high 29 points to defeat Grizzles with 111-92 point.

Leonard missed 6 preseason games due to eye infection; however, he made a good come-back in his debut game against Phoenix Suns in 2014. Despite blurry vision, Leonard made the season high 26 points contributing to Spurs win over Los Angeles Clippers. After missing 15 games due to health condition, Leonard led Spurs to 107-92 victory against Golden State Warriors recording 26 points on April, 2015. Leonard got into limelight as he score his playoff career-high 32 points in the game against Clippers.

Leonard made another 32 points in 112-88 win against Miami Heat helping Spurs to finish second in the Western Conference. On October 2016, Leonard recorded another career-high 35 points winning over the Golden State Warriors with 129-100 score. Similarly, he recorded 30 points helping Spurs win over Sacramento Kinds and 31 points against Minnesota Timberwolves. Leonard kept surpassing his previous career-high scores. He made 38 points, another career-high in the game against Phoenix Suns. However, Spurs lost the game.

Leonard underwent an ankle injury in the finals of the Western Conference where they competed against the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs lost the tournament but Leonard was selected the “All-NBA First Team” for the second time. Kawhi Leonard statistics towards the end of the season reads 25.5 average points with 5.8 rebounds per game in the regular season.

Awards and Achievements

Leonard got into number 8 small forward and no. 48 player nationwide in the year 2009 during his high school. It was during the freshman year Leonard showed great performance and even won the title “MWC freshman of the year”, “First Team All-MWC” and “2010 MWC Tournament MVP”. Leonard was named “Second Team All-America” and “2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team”.

Scoring the season high point, Leonard won the title “NBA All-Defensive Second Team” for the first time in his professional career. Leonard became the third youngest player to win “NBA Finals MVP” for his career high score against Grizzles in 2014. For his extraordinary performance in 2015 season, Leonard won “NBA Defensive Player of the Year” and “NBA Finals MVP”.

Kawhi Leonard statistics in his career paved way for another “Defensive Player of the Year” honor in 2016 too. He became the runner-up in MVP voting the same year.

In 2017, Leonard received title “Western Conference Player of the Week” for his astounding performances. He had won this title the second year in 2017 after a month.

Personal Life and Relationships

Kawhi Leonard, the NBA player and Steve Johnson, football wide receiver are cousins. Leonard’s father, Mark, was shot dead at his car wash in Compton, California in January 18, 2008. After reporting to the concerned body and investigating for 8 years, they could not find the murderer. Therefore, the family lost hope of justice and stopped further inquiry. Leonard has a girlfriend and a son. His girlfriend is Kishele Shipley who gave birth to their child in 2016.

Kawhi Leonard Net Worth and Salary

He determined and passionate NBA player, Kawhi Leonard’s achievements and awards give a hint of his net worth and value. The valuable player has a net worth of around $25 million while he receives fortune amount of income which is $16.41 million.

Always striving for best, Kawhi Leonard statistics recorded his career high scores for many times. Leonard has a mindset of perseverance and therefore, he has contributed a lot for his team from the very beginning. Consequently, Leonard has become one of the most valued and popular players.

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