Al Leslie
Personal information
Born (1960-03-14) March 14, 1960 (age 62)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcDonogh School
(Owings Mills, Maryland)
CollegeBucknell (1977–1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career1981–1983
PositionShooting guard
Coaching career1984–1986
Career history
As player:
1981–1983Rochester Zeniths
As coach:
1984–1986Bucknell (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Albert V. Leslie (born March 14, 1960) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played collegiately for the Bucknell Bison, where he is considered the program's "finest basketball player" and held the program's scoring record for 32 years.[1][a] Leslie still holds team records in field goals made and attempted, while his 45-point performance in a 1980 game against the American Eagles is the highest scoring game by a Bucknell player in the modern era.[2]

Leslie was selected by the Indiana Pacers as the 37th overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft. He was one of the team's final preseason cuts and ultimately never played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[3] Leslie played for the Rochester Zeniths in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) from 1981 to 1983.[4]

Leslie served as an assistant coach for the Bucknell Bison from 1984 to 1986 while also coaching at his former high school, McDonogh School.[1] He was inducted into the Bucknell Hall of Fame in 1986.[1]

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


1977–78 Bucknell 27 .474 .708 4.5 .6 13.6
1978–79 Bucknell 27 .447 .761 4.6 2.0 18.7
1979–80 Bucknell 27 .460 .753 5.4 1.8 20.9
1980–81 Bucknell 28 34.3 .446 .826 5.0 3.0 2.1 .2 19.2
Career 109 34.3 .455 .768 4.9 1.9 2.1 .2 18.1


  1. ^ Leslie ranks second as he was surpassed by Mike Muscala during the 2012–13 season.


  1. ^ a b c "Albert V. Leslie". Bucknell University. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  2. ^ "2019-20 Bucknell Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Bucknell University. 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ Glenesk, Matthew (26 June 2014). "NBA draft: A history of Pacers' second round hits, misses". Indy Star. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Al Leslie". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 25 February 2020.