Leonard King biography

Leonard King

Basketball Player

1966 –


Who is Leonard King?

Leonard King was an American professional basketball player who played in New Zealand as an import for various teams from 1991-1997.

For most of that time he was the star player for the Otago Nuggets in the NBL. He is the 4th All time leading scorer in the history of the NBL averaging 25.6 points a game. He teamed up with former New Zealand Tall Black skipper Glen Denham to provide a formidable one-two punch for the Otago Nuggets.

Originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, he graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1984. He was selected as the Player of the Year for the Lake Erie League. He graduated of Florida A&M University and averaged 22 points in his senior year. An honorable mention All American he tried out with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association before heading to New Zealand.

He has played in France, Luxembourg as well as New Zealand. Known for his fierce competitive nature and his athletic ability, King was always ranked among the top imports every year he played.

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Jul 3, 1966
United States of America
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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