Adam Leonard
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Adam Leonard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit North High

Last College:
Eastern Kentucky Univ.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Guard

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Outlook

 Solidified himself as one of the top long-range shooters in the Missouri Valley last season and returns to the Missouri State starting lineup after getting the call in all 36 games a year ago ... The 2010 Valley Newcomer of the Year finished 35th nationally in three-pointers per game (2.9) and is the MVC active leader in scoring (1,230 points), three-pointers (282), and steals (113) ... Along with teammate Kyle Weems, named by Sports Illustrated's Andy Glockner as one of the 13 non-BCS conference players to watch this season ... Closed out a successful five-game series in Europe in August, playing for Illinois assistant Jay Price's Global Sports Academy squad. The tour included games in Belgium and Germany. Leonard notched 17 and 19 points, respectively, in the club's last two games, both team highs.

2009-10

 Started all 36 games in his first playing season at Missouri State ... 2009-10 Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year and All-Newcomer Team selection ... Became the fifth MVC player to eclipse 100 three-pointers in a season with a Missouri State record 103 treys ... Was the MVC leader in three-pointers per game (2.9), 9th in three-point percentage (.390) and 10th in scoring (13.0) ... Finished 35th among all NCAA Division I players in three-pointers and 44th in three-point percentage ... Also finished Earned CIT All-Tournament Team honors after a 10-point effort in the championship game vs. Pacific (3/30/10) and 56 total points behind 12 three-pointers in the tournament ... Scored team-high 15 points in CIT semis vs. Creighton (3/24/10) ... Broke MSU single-season three-point record with his 95th trey in win over Louisiana Tech (3/22/10) ... Finished 6-for-11 from three and game-high 22 points in CIT quarterfinal win ... Posted 20 points -- his 14th career 20-point game -- and 5 three-pointers in overtime loss at Indiana State (2/27/10), helping him earn MVC Newcomer of the Week honors ... Matched career-best with 7 three-pointers in win over Drake (2/24/10) with 24 on 7-of-11 from beyond the arc ... Dropped 20 points on Illinois State (2/17/10) with 4 three-pointers and 8-for-16 shooting effort ... Scored career-high 29 points on 7-of-11 three-pointers in loss at Southern Illinois (2/3/10) with team-high 3 assists to propel him to MVC Newcomer of the Week honors (2/8/10) ... Had game-high 17 points, including 4 treys, against UNI (1/30/10), his first double-figure scoring game in two weeks ... Scored his 1,000th career point in win over Indiana State (1/19/10), finishing with 8 points and a pair of threes ... Had game-high 17 points at Bradley (1/16/10) with 5 threes ... Dropped 20 points on Illinois State in MVC home opener (1/1/10) with 4 treys and 6-for-6 effort at the line ... Scored 15 in road wins at Arkansas State (12/12) and Saint Louis (12/19/09) ... Knocked down his 200th career three-pointer in win over UT Martin (12/9/09) while sharing team-high scoring honors with 13 and dishing out 4 assists ... Named MVC Newcomer of the Week (11/30/09) after his 24-point effort in win over Tulsa, 83-75 ... Dropped 24 points in win over Tulsa (11/28/09) behind 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and 9-of-10 at the free throw line, also a career high, to earn Coors Player of the Week ... Honorable mention All-Tournament performer during the Hispanic College Fund Challenge (11/20-22/09) with 27 points in three games with 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 threes ... Had team-high 14 points in MSU win over Auburn (11/16/09) on 4-of-7 three-point shooting and 5-of-8 overall.

2008-09

 Sat out the 2008-09 season in residence as a transfer from Eastern Kentucky ... Was a valuable practice contributor in Cuonzo Martin's first season with the Bears.

2007-08 - Eastern Kentucky University

 Started 29 games as a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky, while scoring in double figures 20 times ... Finished third on the team and 20th in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring (11.9) ... Scored a career-high 23 points at UT Martin (1/29/08) in a 38-minute stint that featured a 7-for-12 effort from three-point range ... Scored in double figures nine straight games (12/22/07-2/2/08) ... Dished out career-best eight assists against UT Martin (12/19/07) ... Scored 20 points at Austin Peay (12/22/07) on 6-of-12 from three-point range ... Had his third 20-point scoring effort of the season against Tennessee State (3/1/08) on 8-of-13 from the field, including four treys and five assists ... Posted seven assists in back-to-back games at Tennessee Tech (2/2/08) and vs. Murray State (2/7/08) ... Scored 12 points at No. 10 Duke (12/25/07) at Cameron Indoor Stadium, making 2-of-3 treys ... Shot a team-best .811 clip from the free throw line (43-for-53) ... Was tops on the Colonels squad in assists (91) and 13th in the OVC (3.14) ... Ranked third in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.22:1), which was 37th-best in NCAA Division I ... His team best 72 three-pointers (2.59) ranked fifth in the league and 92nd nationally, while his .385 three-point shooting percentage was fourth in the league and 76th in nation ... His 1048 minutes (36.1) was the third-best average in the OVC ... Missed one game with an illness (1/2/08), breaking a streak of 45 consecutive games started ... Team finished 14-16 overall and 10-10 in the OVC.

2006-07 - Eastern Kentucky University

 Shared OVC Freshman of the Year honors with Romain Martin of Eastern Illinois after leading EKU to a 21-12 record, OVC Tournament title, and trip to the NCAA Tournament ... Named OVC Freshman of the Week three times (1/15/07, 2/5/07, and 2/12/07) ... Had a league-best 104 three-pointers (3.15), which ranked 18th among all NCAA Division I players, and also finished fourth in the OVC and 61st nationally in three-point percenatage (.395) ... Started all 33 games and scored in double figures 24 times, including nine straight games (1/29/07-2/22/07) ... Had five 20-point scoring efforts, including 22 points vs. Eastern Illinois (1/13/07) and at Southeast Missouri (2/10/07) with six three-pointers in each game ... Hit for 20 points at Rupp Arena against Kentucky (12/30/06), going 7-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 beyond the arc ... Also scored 20 points in double-overtime win over Tennessee Tech (2/3/07) on a 5-for-6 effort at the free throw line and 5-of-11 from three and 47 minutes played ... Was 6-for-6 at the line and 4-for-8 from beyond the arc against Jacksonville State (2/15/07) on another 20-point outing ... Grabbed season-high 7 rebounds against Murray State (12/7/06) ... Scored 14 points against No. 1 seed North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. (3/15/07) with three steals, two three-pointers and a 5-for-12 shooting effort to earn CBS Player of the Game honors ... Was 12th in the OVC in scoring (12.5), 13th in assists (2.61), fifth in steals (1.67), and fourth in minutes played (34.6) ... Led team with .826 free throw percentage (38-for-46) ... Team led the nation with just 13.6 personal fouls per game ... Team won the OVC Tournament in Nashville with a 63-62 win over Austin Peay in the finals on ESPN.

High School

 Three-year starter and letterman for Coach Mike Hilbert at Lee's Summit (Mo.) North High School ... Helped lead Broncos to a 67-12 cumulative record in his three seasons ... Broncos made a run to the Class 5 quarterfinals his senior season, going 22-5 before a 59-57 loss to Rockhurst in the Elite Eight ... Averaged 18 points, 6 assists and 2.5 steals in 2005-06 ... Earned MBCA All-State, AP All-State, Metro-Sports All-Metro, Kansas City Star All-Metro, and Suburban Big Eight All-Conference honors his senior season ... Earned all-tournament honors at Webster Groves Classic (12/13/05) ... Was an honorable mention all-conference pick as a junior while helping his team to a 25-2 record and first of two straight district titles ... Ranked by Rivals as the No. 11 senior in the state of Missouri his senior season ... Broncos were 20-5 his sophomore year, winning Suburban Big Eight Conference title ... His AAU team, the Roundballers, was coached by former Oklahoma State guard Victor Williams.

Personal

 Adam Ross Leonard was born 9/14/87 in Kansas City, Mo. ... He is the son of Jeff and Pat Leonard of Lee's Summit, Mo. ... Has a brother, Jeff Williams ... Most memorable moment was playing against North Carolina in the 2007 NCAA Tournament ... Majoring in Criminology and minoring in Sociology ... Enjoys watching The Hills, and Family Guy ... Favorite movies are Dumb & Dumber, The Hangover, and Step Brothers ... Favorite food is steak ... Participated in team community service projects at The Kitchen and Cox South Pediatrics.

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