Lisa Leslie Height
Lisa Leslie height is 1.96 meters which have played a big role to be a successful basketball player.
Lisa Leslie is a famous American professional basketball player who has achieved a lot in Women's National Basketball Association.
Lisa Leslie was born in Gardena, California, the United States as Lisa Deshaun Leslie. Leslie was born on July 7, 1972, as a daughter of Father Walter Leslie and mother Christine Lauren Leslie.
Early life and Education
Lisa Leslie was raised by her mother as her father left her mother when she was four months pregnant with her. Her mother had a truck driving business to support her family. Leslie had two sisters Dionne and Tiffany. She also has a brother named Elgin.
Lisa Leslie height was 6 feet and 1 inches when she was in middle school level in California. Though Lisa Leslie height was 6 feet and inches she never tried basketball and never participated in athletic activities. Besides her aim was to be a weather reporter.
In 1990, Lisa joined women's basketball powerhouse the University of Southern California and she graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in communications ?in 1994. Lisa later joined the University of Phoenix and completed her master's degree in business administration.
Career and Net Worth
Lisa Leslie height was the main reason, she got an offer from her high school teammate to help on the basketball team. While she was in grade eight she was transferred to a school without a girls' basketball team so she decided to join a basketball team which helped a lot to increase her playing abilities and confidence.
Lisa got several recruiting letters from the University of Tennessee and Stanford University for high school when she 14. Later she joined Morningside High School in Inglewood continuing in 1986. Lisa Leslie height and her stamina were a key role that led her high school team to the 1989 California state championship. With Lisa Leslie dunk and skills, she got an invitation from United States’ Junior World Championship team. Within a short span of time, she transferred herself as one of the top players in the country.
Talking about Lisa Leslie college basketball career, she played total 120 games with an average score of 20.1 points and hitting 50.4 percent of her shots. Lisa Leslie college career holds several records including an impressive 89–31 record in USC compiled.
Lisa Leslie career in international level has achieved a lot as she was won big titles and awards being a key player for the national team. Lisa Leslie won a gold medal in 1996 Atlanta Olympics game. In 2000 Olympics games, her team bagged the gold medal in Women’s Basketball held in Sydney, Australia. Winning gold in 2004 Athens Olympics game her team made hat trick winning gold in three straight Olympics games. Leslie has also won gold in Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Talking about her other international achievements, Leslie has won gold medal 1998 Germany World Championship and 2002 China World Championship. Leslie has also been an important member of the team when her team won a gold medal in 1991 World University Games and 1992 Taipei Jones Cup. Lisa Leslie has a net worth of around five million dollars with a fantastic annual salary of $91 thousand. Lisa Leslie dunk and her other skills have made her so successful in her basketball career.
Lisa Leslie height has also been a factor to achieve success in her career. She has also been featured in several sports magazines including in Vogue and Newsweek. Leslie has also worked as an aspiring model and fashion model.
Personal Life and Spouse
Lisa Leslie’s current relational status is married. Leslie is married to Michael Lockwood, who is a pilot for UPS and a commercial real estate developer. The couple married on November 5, 2005. Lisa Leslie has two daughters named Lauren Jolie Lockwood, born on June 15, 2007, and Michael Joseph Lockwood II, born on April 6, 2010.
Lisa Leslie currently lives in California, the United States along with her husband and children. Her birth sign is Cancer and her ethnicity is Afro-American.
Awards, Achievement, and Recognition
Leslie has also been honored All-Pac-10 recognition all four years. In 1991, she was awarded the Pac-10 Rookie of the Year. The same year, she was also awarded the national platform by earning the national freshman of the year award. Leslie has bagged many national awards including the USBWA Women's National Player of the Year award, the Honda Sports Award for basketball, the Naismith College Player of the Year Award and the WBCA Player of the Year award.
Leslie has been active in the social network with thousands of follower in her authorized Twitter and Instagram account. Lisa Leslie career, personal life, and other information have been updated in Wikipedia and other biography sites.