|No. 2 – Free agent|
February 4, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tennessee)|
|College||North Carolina (2009–2014)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2014||Hapoel Kfar Saba (Israel 2nd)|
|2015||Erie BayHawks (D-League)|
|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.
High school career
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. On March 3, 2015, he was waived by the BayHawks after appearing in 12 games. On April 4, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue, but didn't play for them.
- Feinberg, Doug (December 28, 2010). "McDonald leads North Carolina to rout of Rutgers". UTSanDiego.com. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- Leslie McDonald Biography
- Leslie McDonald – Yahoo! Sports
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- Leslie McDonald – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles
- Leslie McDonald Stats
- "Hapoel Kfar Saba signs rookie Leslie McDonald". Sportando.com. August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- BayHawks Acquire Leslie McDonald, Release Mike Schachtner
- BayHawks Release McDonald, Activate Batts
- NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions Archived June 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.