Lisa Leslie

Class of 2015

  • In college, Leslie led the University of Southern California to a record of 89-31 and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances
  • She set Pac-10 conference records for scoring (2,414) rebounding (1,214) and blocked shots (321)
  • She was named 1991 National Freshman of the Year and 1994 National Player of the Year while at USC
  • In twelve seasons in the WNBA, Leslie led the Los Angeles Sparks to two in 2001 and 2002 being named the Finals MVP
  • Leslie was a eight-time first team All-WNBA, seven-time WNBA All-Star, four-time second team All-WNBA, three-time WNBA MVP, three-time All-Star Game MVP, and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • She still remains the Sparks’ career scoring and rebounding leader and she was the first WNBA player to reach 6,000 points
  • Leslie became the first player to win the regular season MVP, All-Star Game MVP and WNBA Finals MVP in the same season
  • She was voted by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history
  • Leslie guided the USA National Team to four Olympic Gold Medals in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008
  • She set an American Olympic women’s scoring record in 1996 by scoring 35 points versus Japan
  • Leslie was named the 2001 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation