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Damien Leonard

  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 192
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Greenville, S.C.
  • High school J.L. Mann
  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 192
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Greenville, S.C.
  • High school J.L. Mann

Damien Leonard Bio

2011-12 (freshman)
Saw action in all 31 contests with 20 starts on the year … Averaged 6.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per contest … In league play, averaged 6.3 points, earning 12 starts … Posted eight double-figure scoring games during freshman season, including a season high 19 points vs. No. 1 Kentucky (Feb. 4) … Led or shared the team lead in scoring and steals three times … After struggling from the floor through the first three games, posted 16 points, hitting five 3s, vs. Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 22) … Tallied 15 points, hitting five 3s, vs. No. 1 North Carolina (Nov. 25) … Posted eight points vs. SE Louisiana (Dec. 21) to lead all scorers off the bench for the Gamecocks … Posted 14 points in 16 minutes, hitting 4-of-6 attempts from beyond the arc in won over Wofford (Dec. 28) … Led the team with 15 points at No. 2 Kentucky (Jan. 7), scoring 12 points in the second half … Was 4-of-7 from the floor, posting 11 points at Tennessee (Feb. 8) … Hit just 1-of-5 from 3-point range in win vs. Georgia (Feb. 15), but made basket was crucial late in second half … Collected a season high four rebounds vs. Tennessee (Feb. 25) … Tallied nine points and two rebounds vs. Mississippi State (Feb. 29) … Finished the season with strong performance vs. Alabama (March 8) in SEC Tournament play, posting 13 points and three rebounds.

Pre-South Carolina
Four-star prospect, No. 100 overall and No. 29 shooting guard according to ESPN.com … Four-star position prospect, No. 26 shooting guard according to Scout.com … Four-star prospect, No. 85 overall and No. 22 shooting guard according to Rivals.com … Averaged 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a junior … Averaged 22.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior, where he averaged 42 percent from 3-point range, 47 percent from the floor and 82 percent from the free throw line … One of the premier shooters in the country … Drew attention from Arizona, Texas, Clemson, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech … Chose South Carolina over Clemson and Oklahoma State.

Personal
Son of Monica and Bernard Leonard … Has one sister, Jasmaine, and one brother, Jabrius.

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