Leslie McDonald

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Leslie McDonald
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1991-02-04) February 4, 1991 (age 28)
Memphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolBriarcrest Christian (Eads, Tennessee)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2009–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014Hapoel Kfar Saba
2015Erie BayHawks
Career highlights and awards

Leslie Vernard McDonald, Jr. (born February 4, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. He played collegiately for the North Carolina Tar Heels.[1]

High school career[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee to Leslie Sr. and Wanda, McDonald attended Briarcrest Christian School in Eads, Tennessee where he played for coach John Harrington, and is a two-time Tennessee Division 2 AA Mr. Basketball and the all-time leading scorer in Memphis private school history with 2,353 points. As a junior in 2007–08, he averaged 21.5 points per game and led Briarcrest to the state title. As a senior in 2008–09, he averaged 20.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.[2]

McDonald committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on June 9, 2008 after also receiving scholarship offers from Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Memphis, Ohio State, Tennessee, Wake Forest.[3][4][5]

College career[edit]

In his four-year career at North Carolina( he redshirted his junior year due to a knee injury), McDonald played 125 games (19 starts) while averaging 6.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game.[6]

Professional career[edit]

McDonald went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. On August 20, 2014, he signed with Hapoel Kfar Saba of Israel for the 2014–15 season.[7] However, he left Hapoel in November 2014 after appearing in just five games. On January 9, 2015, he was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.[8] On March 3, 2015, he was waived by the BayHawks after appearing in 12 games.[9] On April 4, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue,[10] but didn't play for them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feinberg, Doug (December 28, 2010). "McDonald leads North Carolina to rout of Rutgers". UTSanDiego.com. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Leslie McDonald Biography
  3. ^ Leslie McDonald – Yahoo! Sports
  4. ^ Leslie McDonald Player Profile News
  5. ^ Leslie McDonald – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles
  6. ^ Leslie McDonald Stats
  7. ^ "Hapoel Kfar Saba signs rookie Leslie McDonald". Sportando.com. August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  8. ^ BayHawks Acquire Leslie McDonald, Release Mike Schachtner
  9. ^ BayHawks Release McDonald, Activate Batts
  10. ^ NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions Archived June 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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