May 21, 1923|
|Died||June 4, 2005
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Washington (Washington, Indiana)|
|College||Notre Dame (1942–1946)|
|Position||Forward / Shooting guard|
|1948–1950||Fort Wayne Pistons|
|Career highlights and awards|
Klier, a 6'2 guard/forward, played collegiately at Notre Dame after a standout high school career at Washington High School in Washington, Indiana. He played for the Fighting Irish from 1942-1946. Klier was named a consensus first-team All-American in 1944 as he notched Notre Dame's single-season scoring record (since broken). However, Klier missed the 1944-45 season as he served in the United States Navy during World War II. Klier returned and was again named a consensus first-team All-American in 1946.
Following his collegiate career, Klier played Indianapolis Kautskys of the National Basketball League from 1946–48. During the 1948-49 and 1949-50 seasons, Klier played in 113 games for the Fort Wayne Pistons, averaging 7.4 points per game. He then finished his career with the Anderson Packers for the 1950–51 season.
Leo Klier died on June 4, 2005 in Naperville, Illinois.
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