Leaonna Odom





Power Forward/Small Forward/Center (4-3-5)


March 26, 1998

Nationality: American


Duke University

Scouting Report

Leaonna Odom is an elite athlete that excels at multiple positions offensively and defensively. With a high motor, she seamlessly guards positions 1-5. She is a blur in transition and finishes very well over size. Leaonna can create her own shot off the dribble and from the triple threat. Her jump shot is consistent from 20 feet in.

2020: New York Liberty (WNBA):

22 games: (5.5), 2.3rpg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 25%, FT: 87%

College Career:

Started 99-of-125 games as a Blue Devil ... in five career NCAA Tournament games, posted 20 or more points in three of those -- 25 vs. Belmont, 23 vs. Hampton and 22 vs. Connecticut ... totaled 14 double-doubles ... notched 16 old-fashioned three-point plays ... led Duke in scoring 20 times and rebounding 40 times.


-15th overall selection in the 2020 WNBA draft
-All ACC Second Team in 2020
-Finished her career ranking 16th in points (1,387), 10th in field goals made (599) and 10th in minutes (3,716).

As a Senior (2019-20):

All-ACC Second Team selection by the Coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel ... USBWA National Player of the Week for Jan. 28, after averaging 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals, while hitting 76.0 percent of her field goals in two contests ... earned ACC Player of the Week on Jan. 27 ... a Katrina McClain Award watch list selection ... posted 20 or more points against six opponents ... averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.6 assists ... pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds against Penn ... collected four double-doubles ... turned in back-to-back 20-point games on two occasions ... hit 11-of-14 field goals, while collecting 23 points and 10 rebounds at Syracuse ... closed her career with 22 points in the ACC Tournament against Boston College ... in the ACC stats, ranked fourth in field goal percentage (54.7), 14th in scoring (14.3) and fifth in steals (1.9).


As a Junior (2018-19):

Started 29-of-30 contests on the season, while averaging 13.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals ... on the preseason Cheryl Miller Award watch list for the top small forward in NCAA Division I ... a preseason watch list candidate for the John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith Award ... registered five double-doubles ... in the ACC stats, ranked 26th in points (13.1), tied 20th in rebounding (6.4), tied 13th in steals (1.6) and 14th in field goal percentage (50.6) ... collected six games with 20 or more points ... notched a season-high 23 points against Elon on 10-of-14 field goals ... swatted three shots on three different occasions ... swiped five steals against Marist ... dished a career-high eight assists in the ACC Tournament against Pittsburgh ... swatted 27 shots on the year.

As a Sophomore (2017-18):

Started 27-of-33 games ... preseason candidate for the Katrina McClain Award as the top power forward in NCAA Division I ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... at times, was the most dominating player on the floor ... one of the best players to play in the NCAA Tournament averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three games ... notched a career-high 25 points in the NCAA first round against Belmont, while also notching six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes ... hit a career-high 11 field goals on 18 attempts ... posted a game-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists against Connecticut in the NCAA regional semifinal ... added 16 points and seven rebounds versus 18th-ranked Georgia in the NCAA second round ... her 25 points  against Belmont was the tied for 14th most points in the NCAA Tournament by a Blue Devil ... notched three double-doubles against Villanova (13 points, 12 rebounds), Presbyterian (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Florida State (15 points, 12 rebounds) ... ranked sixth in the ACC with a 52.9 field goal percentage and 20th in rebounding (6.3) ... blocked 38 shots ... collected 16 points, eight rebounds and hit 8-of-11 shots against 17th-ranked Oregon State ... pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds versus eighth-ranked Ohio State ... dished a career-high six assists versus Maine.


As a Freshman (2016-17):

Made an immediate impact as a rookie with the Blue Devils starting, 17-of-34 contests ... averaged 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocked shots ... named to All-ACC Freshman Team voted on by the league coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel ...  earned All-ACC Academic Team honors ... in the preseason, was selected to the ACC Newcomer Watch List ... totaled a career-high 23 points and six rebounds in the NCAA Tournament first round against Hampton ... became the eighth Blue Devil freshman to collect 20 or more points in an NCAA Tournament contest ... she was also the fourth rookie to score 20 or more points in her first NCAA Tournament game, while the 23 points was the most by a Duke freshman in their first NCAA contest ... in the Hampton game, hit 8-of-9 field goals ... tallied double-digit scoring in four of her final seven games of the season ... hit 54.2 percent of her field goals ... among ACC freshmen, ranked sixth in scoring (8.1), tied sixth in rebounding (4.6), third in field goal percentage (54.2), tied fifth in steals (1.2) and third in blocked shots (32) ... her 32 blocked shots ranked eighth on Duke’s freshman single season record charts ... collected two double-doubles on the year against Pepperdine (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Wake Forest (10 points, 11 rebounds) ... blocked four shots versus 17th-ranked Virginia Tech ... had a streak of six straight games with at least one block ... registered five steals against Longwood and third-ranked South Carolina.


No. 9 (HoopGurlz/Girls Basketball Report), No. 14 (Blue Star Report), No. 18  (All Star Girls Report)

High School/AAU:
McDonald’s All-America ... 2016 Daily News All-Area Girls Basketball Co-Player of the Year ... as a senior, averaged 21.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.1 blocks ... in the McDonald’s All-America game, started for the West Team and played 18 minutes, scoring 10 points and totaling three boards ... competed in the Jordan Brand Classic and collected 13 points, three rebounds, two blocks and hit 6-of-6 field goals in 20 minutes ... guided Chaminade to the 2015-16 Girls State Championship ... totaled 33 points in the state title game, which was an Open Division record and tied Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis for No. 8 all-time for most points scored in any division of a girls state championship ... led the Eagles to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Open Division title and a spot in Regional Open Division final ... MaxPreps All-State second team and All-Area first team accolades from both the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles Times ... as a junior, averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds ... 2015 Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year finalist ... All-State First Team honoree ... Los Angeles Times All-Star Team and First Team Los Angeles Daily News selection ... spent her freshman year at Los Alamitos and sophomore season at Mater Dei before transferring to Chaminade for her third and fourth years ... injured for most of sophomore season ... an All-State selection as a freshman.


Full name is Leaonna Laneah Odom ... born March 26, 1998 in Lompoc, Calif. ... daughter of Antrell and Denitta Odom ... named to ACC Honor Roll as a freshman ... majoring in evolutionary anthropology.