NBA Draft

Kawhi Leonard

Scouting Report

Leonard has decided to skip his final two college seasons after leading San Diego State to the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament championships, then helping the Aztecs reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Leonard has good bulk and length, and although he might not have the height to continue his career as a power forward, he is comfortable playing on the wing. As a sophomore in 2010-11, he led the Aztecs with averages of 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds, and had 23 double-doubles in 36 games. To make the full transition to small forward, Leonard, who excels at putting the ball on the floor and beating his defender off the dribble, needs to further develop his perimeter shot. The two-time All-MWC first-team selection made 29.1 percent of his 3-pointers last season after shooting 20.5 percent from beyond the arc as a freshman. He also needs to take better shots, as he often forced up questionable ones at SDSU. Although he is still developing offensively, Leonard is a solid defender and rebounder. He has long arms and does a good job of getting in proper position to make plays on the defensive end. There seems to be a lot of upside to Leonard's game, and he is expected to be the second SDSU player selected in the first round, joining Michael Cage, who was picked 14th by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1984.

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