Kawhi Anthony Leonard ( conceived June 29, 1991) is an American expert b-ball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association .
Chosen with the fifteenth in general pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Leonard was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in his first season with the San Antonio Spurs. Leonard won a NBA title with the Spurs in 2014, when he was likewise 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 part (2016 and 2017).
Leonard played two periods of school b-ball for the
San Diego State Aztecs, and was an agreement second-group All-American as a sophomore.
Secondary school profession
Leonard went to Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, before exchanging to Martin Luther King High School his lesser year. In Leonard’s senior year, he and Tony Snell drove the King High Wolves to a 30– 3 record. Leonard found the middle value of 22.6, 13.1 bounce back, 3.9 helps and 3.0 squares for every diversion that year and won California Mr. B-ball.
Considered a four-star enlist by Rivals.com, Leonard was recorded as the No. 8 little forward and the No. 48 player in the country in 2009.
As a rookie at San Diego State University in 2009– 10, Leonard found the middle value of 12.7 points and 9.9 bounce back per amusement for the Aztecs. He helped lead the Aztecs to a 25– 9 record and the Mountain West Conference (MWC) competition title. SDSU got a programmed offer to the NCAA Tournament however lost to Tennessee 62– 59 in the first round, with Leonard recording 12 and 10 rebounds.He drove the MWC in bouncing back and was named MWC green bean of the year, first group All-MWC, and the 2010 MWC Tournament MVP.
In Leonard’s sophomore season, he found the middle value of 15.7 and 10.4 bounce back as the Aztecs completed with a 34– 3 record and won consecutive gathering competition titles. Leonard and San Diego State would indeed make the NCAA competition. This time, SDSU would progress to the Sweet 16 where they lost to inevitable national victor UConn.[ Leonard was named to the Second Team All-America and would swear off his last two seasons at San Diego State to enter the 2011 NBA draft.
Grants and respects
NBA 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 takes pioneer (2015)
Agreement second group All-American (2011)
NABC All-American Third Team (2011)
2× First-group All-Mountain West (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)
California Mr. B-ball (2009)
Leonard is the child of Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. He is the most youthful offspring of the family and has four sisters. His dad, Mark, was shot and murdered on January 18, 2008, at the Compton auto wash he claimed. Starting at 2014, the killer had still not been found, and the family had quit approaching experts for updates. Leonard is the cousin of Stevie Johnson, American football wide recipient.
Leonard’s better half, Kishele Shipley, brought forth their first kid in July 2016.