Maarty Leunen

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Maarty Leunen
No. 10 – ratiopharm Ulm
Position Power forward
League Basketball Bundesliga
EuroChallenge
Personal information
Born (1985-09-03) September 3, 1985 (age 29)
Vancouver, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Redmond (Redmond, Oregon)
College Oregon (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Darüşşafaka
2009–2014 Mapooro Cantù
2014–present ratiopharm Ulm
Career highlights and awards

Maarten Arthur "Maarty" Leunen (born September 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for ratiopharm ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga. A power forward formerly at the University of Oregon, he was drafted with the 54th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Leunen averaged 9.9 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per game in his college career.[1]

High school[edit]

Prior to arriving at the University of Oregon, Leunen starred at Redmond High School in Redmond, Oregon. Leunen led Redmond to the state championship in 2003, where they beat Hillsboro High School 50-47 at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. In 2004 he led Redmond to the state championship game but the team fell short, losing to South Salem High School 54-43 at Eugene's McArthur Court. Leunen was named Gatorade state player of the year in 2004. Rated as the 14th best power forward prospect by Rivals.com, Leunen chose the University of Oregon over offers from UCLA and Gonzaga University as well as many others.

College career[edit]

After solid contributions as a true freshman and sophomore for the Ducks, Leunen became one of the most important pieces to Oregon's 2006–2007 campaign. In the Ducks' four-guard offense, Leunen often found himself matched up against bigger, taller opponents. His post defense, rebounding and offensive versatility (namely his ability to shoot the three and run the floor) created problems for opponents all season long. Leunen's junior season performance garnered him All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention status.

Professional career[edit]

In the summer of 2008, Leunen signed with the Turkish League team Darüşşafaka, which is associated with the big Turkish club Efes Pilsen.[2] Leunen was invited to play for the Houston Rockets summer squad in the 2009 Las Vegas Summer League.[3] In July 2009, he joined the Italian League club Cantù.[4] In July 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the German club ratiopharm Ulm.[5]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

  • All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention 2007

Personal[edit]

He is married to Caitlin O'Neill, and they have two sons.

References[edit]

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