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Kawhi Leonard
Leonard with the Spurs in 2017
No. 2 – Toronto Raptors
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Personal information
Born June 29, 1991 (1991-06-29) (age 29)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
High school Canyon Springs
(Moreno Valley, California)
Martin Luther King
(Riverside, California)
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College San Diego State (2009–2011)
NBA Draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2011–present
League NBA
Career history
2011–2018 San Antonio Spurs
2018–present Toronto Raptors
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Kawhi Anthony Leonard (born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Leonard played two seasons of college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs, and was a consensus second-team All-American as a sophomore. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, and was traded to the Raptors in 2018.

Leonard was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2012, and won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2014. He was also awarded finals MVP the same year. He is a three-time All-Star, has two All-NBA first team selections, and three All-Defensive first team selections. He won consecutive NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2015 and 2016.

School career

Martin Luther King High School 2009
Martin Luther King High School 2009

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 and won California Mr. Basketball.

Leonard attended San Diego State University.

Personal life

Leonard is the son of Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. He is the youngest child of the family and has four sisters. Leonard is the cousin of Stevie Johnson, American football wide receiver.

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Kawhi Leonard

Leonard's girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, gave birth to their first child in July 2016.

In 2018, Leonard reportedly signed a multi-year endorsement deal with New Balance. Leonard had been previously signed with Air Jordan brand, a subsidiary of Nike.

Leonard is an intensely private individual who has previously stated his dislike for the media. As such, he rarely participates in interviews (besides games) and avoids questions pertaining to his private life. He is also not on social media.

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