Gary Leonard

Gary Leonard
Personal information
Born (1967-02-16) February 16, 1967
Belleville, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Belleville East (Belleville, Illinois)
College Missouri (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 1989–1992
Position Center
Number 52, 34
Career history
1989–1990 Minnesota Timberwolves
1990 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1990–1991 Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets
19911992 Atlanta Hawks
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Gary Francis Leonard (born February 16, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 7'1" and 295 lbs, he played center.

College career

In 1989, Leonard emerged as one of the leading centers available for the 1989 NBA Draft with a strong senior season at the University of Missouri, posting career highs in points (10.4 ppg) and rebounds (5.5 rpg), shooting .593 from the field and totalling 42 blocked shots. He was the only Missouri player to start every game in 1988-89, after being a part-time starter during his first three years. His .628 field goal percentage as a junior was among the nation's leaders in 1987-88. He helped Missouri advance to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA tournament that season, where they lost to Syracuse University.

Professional career

Drafted with the 34th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1989, Leonard spent one season in Minnesota and played from 1990-92 with the Atlanta Hawks. He also played one season in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), splitting the 1990–91 season between the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets. Leonard averaged 3.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19 career CBA games.[1]


  1. 1992–93 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 313
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