SDSU to retire Kawhi Leonard’s number

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The San Diego State Aztecs will retire Kawhi Leonard’s number 15.

His jersey number will be retired on February 1 when the Aztecs host the Utah State Aggies.

In Leonard’s two years as a San Diego State Aztec, he averaged 14.1 PPG, 10.2 RPG, and 2.2 APG. Leonard was named a 2010-11 2nd team All-American and a Wooden Award finalist. He also led the Aztecs to their first-ever Sweet 16, and a program record 34 wins.

Leonard is now one of the best players in the NBA and is currently a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.

He began his career as a San Antonio Spur, where he won a championship, Finals MVP, and two Defensive Player of the Year awards. Leonard was also named to the All-Rookie team, All-Defensive 2nd team, All-Defensive 1st team three times, and All-NBA 1st team twice. Last Year, Leonard won a championship and Finals MVP for the Toronto Raptors while being named to the All-Defensive and All-NBA 2nd teams.

Given Leonard’s NBA resume and accomplishments at SDSU, he is possibly the greatest Aztecs basketball player ever.

His legacy will be cemented at Viejas Arena, and no future Aztecs will don his number 15. This matchup is already highly anticipated, as the Utah State Aggies are one of the better teams in the Mountain West. Tickets will be at a high demand when his number is retired, come February 1st.

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Dominic Stearn
Dominic is currently a Freshman at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was formerly a Staff Writer for Pulse Magazine, writing about the Padres, the MLB, and the NFL.

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