Lesa Leslie

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LISA LESLIE. Lesa Leslie was born in July,07,1991 in Gardena, Callifornia. She is a former American professional basketball player in the WNB .she is three time WNBA MVP and a four time OLYMPIC gold medal winner. The number seven Pick in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft, Lesa is the daughter of Christine Lauren Leslie, Who started her truck driving business to support her three children, and Walter Leslie, a semi professional basketball player. By the time when she was in middle school in California ,She had grown to over 6’1 but
Never participate in athletic activities besides tether ball and double dutch. Her dream then was to be a television weather reporter. When she was done with middle school , she decided to joined junior high without a girl’ basketball team, and joined a boys’ basketball team .Her success there contributed to her confidence in her playing abilities .A Classmate begged her to help out the basketball team. Leslie received more than a hundred college recruiting letters ,including some from top Division I programs at the University of Tennessee and Stanford University. She continued her education in 1986 by enrolling at Morningside high school in Inglewood, California. By the time she was in Morningside high school ,she was able to dunk the ball in the open court .she became the team’s leading scorer and rebounder and led them to the 1989 California state championship. She was so talented that she was invited to participate in the USA’s Junior World Championship team. Entering her senior year, she develop in to the top player in the country and led her team to a state championship averaging 27points and 15 rebounds per games .After her four years of high school ,Leslie decided to stay close to home and attend the University of Southern California from 1990 to 1994.she graduated from USC with a bachelor’s degree in communications and later completed her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Her college basketball career was spectacular. she played in a total of 120 college games, averaging 20.1 points, hitting 53.4% of her shots ,and knocking down 69.8% of her free throws .She set the PAC-10 conference records for scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots accumulating 2,414 points,1214 boards ,and 321 blocked shots. She also hold the USA single season record for blocked shots in a single season. Lisa Leslie was honored on the national platform by earning the National Freshmen of the year award in 1991, and