2011 ASM Sports Draft Class Highlight: Travis Leslie
A native of Decatur, Georgia, Travis Leslie averaged 21.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game during his senior year of high school. He lead the team to its second Georgia state 4A title in three years and earned recognition as a Class AAAA Player of the Year from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That season, he also became a Slam Dunk champion, highlighting one of his most impressive skills. After high school, Leslie began playing for the Georgia Bulldogs. During his freshman year, he scored 23 points in the second game of the season, sealing his position as one of the team’s integral players.
The team declared Leslie its best rebounding backcourt player and he ended up starting four holiday came. The following year, he improved dramatically from great beginning, becoming a leading scorer and rebounder throughout the season. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) once named him as player of the week. He made 36 dunks his second season with the Bulldogs, a team high. This past season, his junior year, Leslie was a pre-season All-SEC selection made the All-SEC second team. He distinguished himself with six double-doubles, including one in each SEC Tournament game. The ESPN College Gameday show recently named him the best dunker in college basketball.
This past draft season, the Los Angeles Clippers chose Leslie during the second round. A great deal of anxiety surrounded the draft in Los Angeles, as fans feared the loss of their key player, Chris Kaman. Instead, the city welcomed Leslie and another promising young player, Trey Thompkins. The vice president of basketball operations, Neil Olshey, said that the team had singled out both young men as picks for their unique skills that perfectly complement those of existing team members. Olshey looks forward to a rewarding season that will certainly capitalize on the individual abilities of its two new players.
Travis Leslie is represented by Andy Miller, who has served as a professional basketball agent since 1992, representing more than 30 first-round picks in the past 20 years. Some of his most notable clients include Kevin Garnett and Chauncey Billups. Working closely with his clients, Andy Miller helps them understand the workings of the NBA, negotiate ideal contracts, secure endorsements, and find charitable opportunities through which they may give back to their communities.