Johannah Leedham

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Johannah Leedham
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No. 30 – CJM Bourges Basket
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 29)
Chester, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Listed height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Career information
High school Cheshire Academy
(Cheshire, Connecticut)
College Franklin Pierce (2006–2010)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010 Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland)
2011–2012 Bulleen Boomers (WNBL)
2013–present CJM Bourges Basket (France)

Johannah "Jo" Leedham (born 12 May 1987) is a basketball player for Great Britain women's national basketball team.

Early Life and College Career[edit]

She was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and started playing basketball at the age of 13.[1] Her father encouraged this new interest, putting a net up on the outside of their house.[2] Jo played with the Ellesmere Port Panthers before gaining a place at Cheshire Academy High School, Connecticut (while playing for them she was New England Prep School Player of the Year in 2005), and, subsequently, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, where she became the leading all-time scorer in NCAA Division II with 3050 points.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

In April 2010, Jo was drafted by the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and made her professional debut with Polish club Gorzow.[4] She has spent the 2011-12 campaign in Australia, playing in the WNBL for the national champions Bulleen Boomers under GB head coach Tom Maher. She is part of the squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] In February 2013 she signed a rookie contract to play for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA [3] but was ultimately waived on 23 May 2013.[6] In 2013, she signed a two-year deal with Bourges in France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "wnbl.com". wnbl.com. 
  2. ^ ncaaoncampus. "youtube.com". youtube.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Sun sign Johannah Leedham". ESPN. February 25, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Jo Leedham. "gbbasketball.com". gbbasketball.com. 
  5. ^ London 2012
  6. ^ [1]

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