Leslie McDonald

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Leslie McDonald
Oklahoma City Blue
Position Shooting guard
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1991-02-04) February 4, 1991 (age 24)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tennessee)
College North Carolina (2009–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Pro career 2014–present
Career history
2014 Hapoel Kfar Saba (Israel 2nd)
2015 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2015–present Oklahoma City Blue (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Leslie Vernard McDonald, Jr. (born February 4, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Blue 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 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 the 2011–12 season with 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]


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