C.J. Leslie

by Wheat Hotchkiss
Pacers.com Writer/Editor

C.J. Leslie

Source: North Carolina State University Athletics

June 14, 2013

School: Ohio State
Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 205 lbs
Class: Junior
Points Per Game: 15.1
Rebounds Per Game: 7.4
Assists Per Game: 1.5
Steals Per Game: 1.0
Blocks Per Game: 1.2
Turnovers Per Game: 3.0

Note: Leslie attended a workout with the Pacers on June 13 and met with team officials, but did not work out or speak with the media because of an injured hand.

As a junior (2012-13): 2013 All-ACC Third Team (media and coaches) ... Finished seventh in the ACC in scoring (15.1) and eighth in rebounding (7.4) ... Also seventh in the ACC in field goal percentage (.519) ... One of only three league players to rank in the top 10 in points, rebounds and field goal percentage ...Scored the 1,000th point of his career in the win over Western Michigan. He finished with 1,359 points, which ranks 23rd in NC State history ... Blocked 136 shots in his career, placing him fifth in school history ... Scored in double digits in 31 of the Pack’s 35 games on the season ... Averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in the Pack’s four games in the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Scored 20 in the season-ending loss to Temple in the NCAA Tournament ... Over the final 16 games, averaged 14.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Recorded seven double-doubles in that span, and 10 on the season ... Named the ACC Player of the Week twice this season: first on Dec. 10 after averaging 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in wins over Connecticut and Cleveland State, and again on Dec. 24 after 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over Stanford and St. Bonaventure ... Finished with team-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds, in the home win over Wake Forest ... Finished with 19 points and 10 boards in the home win over Florida State ... Played 38 minutes off the bench against Miami. Had game-highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds ... Came off the bench due to a flu-like virus at Virginia, but led the Pack with
team-highs of 20 points and 14 rebounds ... Finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the home win over UNC ... Tallied an ACC career-best 25 points in the home upset of top-ranked Duke, including a 7-of-8 mark from the free throw line ... Scored a career-high 33 points in the Pack’s win over St. Bonaventure.

As a sophomore (2011-12): Led the Pack in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game ... Shot a .525 from the floor (192-of-366) ... An All-ACC second-team selection ... Garnered ACC All-Tournament first team honors by averaging a double-double (17.3 points, 10.7 rebounds) over the Pack's three games in Atlanta, including notching 22 points versus North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinal ... One of three league players to rank in the top 10 in scoring (ninth - 14.7), field goal percentage (third - .525) and rebounding (eighth - 7.1) ... Averaged 18.0 points and 9.1 rebounds over the last 10 games of the season ... Knocked down .579 of his shots from the field during that span ... Was State's top scorer in a team-best 15 games ... Led the team in blocks with 54, the sixth-highest single season mark in program history ... Ranked seventh among conference players in blocks ... During the postseason, he averaged 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per outing ... Helped seal the Pack's 77-73 win over Miami in the home regular-season finale with two huge rebounds and a key free throw in the final 16 seconds ... Posted career-highs in points (24), field goals made (9) and attempted (17) against UNC at home ... Had his best two scoring outings against the Tar Heels ... Followed his 24-point outing with 21 against Florida State at home ... Hit the game-winning shot against St. Bonaventure, hauling in a cross-court pass and converting a finger roll from beneath the backboard as time expired ... Suspended the first three games for receiving impermissible benefits ... Scored a game-high 20 points versus Vanderbilt in his first contest following the suspension ... Had six blocks in the loss at Duke, tying his career-high ... Posted 17 points to help the Pack rally from 18 points down to defeat Texas ... Recorded career marks for free throws made (9) and attempted (16) versus the Longhorns ... Named to the Legends Classic All-Tournament team ... Notched eight double-doubles, including four straight versus Miami (21 pts, 11 rebs), Virginia Tech (18 pts, 11 rebs), Boston College (11 pts, 11 rebs) and Virginia (19 pts, 14 rebs) ... Registered double figures in all but four contests last season.

As a freshman (2010-11): Named to the ACC All-Freshman team ... Finished second on team in scoring (11.0) and led the Pack in rebounding (7.2) ... Over his last 10 games played, averaged 12.7 points, scoring in double figures in seven games ... In ACC play, ranked third among ACC freshmen in points (12.1) and second in rebounds (6.2) ... Finished eighth in the ACC in rebounding (7.2), the second-best mark among freshmen ... His 216 rebounds are the fifth-most for an NC State freshman, while is 39 blocks are third-most ... Recorded his first career double-double in ACC play with team-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Clemson ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time on January 10, after he averaged 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over Elon and Wake Forest ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time on December 27 after finishing with 15 points and nine boards against Delaware State ... Notched his third double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Alabama A&M ... Recorded his second double-double with 14 points and 19 rebounds against Youngstown State ... The 19 rebounds tie as the second-most in a game by an NC State freshman ... His first career double-double was at Syracuse, when he came off the bench and finished with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds ... Named the ACC Co-Rookie of the Week after the season opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Finished with a game-high 21 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and 7-of-11 from the free throw line in his 31 minutes ... Also finished with six rebounds, six blocks and three steals.

Personal: Teammate of John Wall at Word of God, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft ... Majoring in Africana studies.

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