|No. 10 – Mapooro Cantù|
September 3, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Redmond (Redmond, Oregon)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Maarten "Maarty" Arthur Leunen (born September 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Mapooro Cantù of the Italian League. 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.
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.
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.
In the summer of 2008, Leunen signed with the Turkish League team Darüşşafaka, which is associated with the big Turkish club Efes Pilsen. Leunen was invited to play for the Houston Rockets summer squad in the 2009 Las Vegas Summer League. In July 2009, he joined the Italian League club Cantù.
Awards and accomplishments
- All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention 2007
He is married to Caitlin O'Neill, and they have two sons.
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- Oregon Ducks Homepage College Profile
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