Eric Leckner

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Eric Leckner
Personal information
Born (1966-05-27) May 27, 1966 (age 52)
Inglewood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Mira Costa
(Manhattan Beach, California)
College Wyoming (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 1988–1999
Position Center / Power forward
Number 45, 55
Career history
19881990 Utah Jazz
1990–1991 Sacramento Kings
19911992 Charlotte Hornets
1992–1993 Panna Firenze
1993–1994 Philadelphia 76ers
19941996 Detroit Pistons
1996–1997 Peristeri
1997 Charlotte Hornets
1997 Vancouver Grizzlies
1998–1999 Libertad de Sunchales
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (1987, 1988)
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,835 (4.1 ppg)
Rebounds 1,418 (3.2 rpg)
Stats at

Eric Charles Leckner (born May 27, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round (17th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. He attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California, and played collegiately at the University of Wyoming.

A center, Leckner played in 8 NBA seasons for the Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Vancouver Grizzlies. His best year as a pro was during the 1993-94 season when he appeared in 71 games and averaged 5.1 ppg for the 76ers.

College career[edit]

At Wyoming, Leckner had a successful career, finishing as the career leader in blocked shots and third leading scorer in Cowboys history. He accumulated 1,938 points, 774 rebounds and 164 blocked shots.[1] He also holds the current University of Wyoming records for games played at 131 and field goal percentage at 61.2%.[1] As a sophomore, he was a member of the Wyoming team that qualified for the finals at the 1986 National Invitation Tournament. The following year, the Cowboys qualified for the Sweet Sixteen of the 1987 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Leckner was inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame on September 25, 1998.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Leckner won numerous awards during his career. The following are some of his achievements:[2]

  • First Team All-Western Athletic Conference (1987, 1988)
  • Western Athletic Conference Tournament MVP (1986, 1987, 1988)
  • Inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998

Personal life[edit]

Eric Leckner married Jessica Kelly Lucason (born Boston, MA) in 2004. They have four children and reside in Charlotte, NC, moving there in 2015 after eleven years in Manhattan Beach, CA.


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