Leon Powe, Jr. is an American professional basketball player born in Oakland, California on 22nd January 1984. Currently, he is with Cleveland Cavaliers team as a Power forward or Center with Jersey No.0. He stands 6 feet 8 inches and weighs 240 pounds.
When Leon was a senior at Oakland Technical High School, he had an average of 27.4 ppg, 3.1 bpg and 14.2 rpg. Powe was chosen as the Gatorade California Player of the Year and a first-team Parade All-American.
From 2003-06, Leon participated for California Golden Bears in college basketball. He was a member of Cal men’s hoops for three seasons, but a grave knee injury prevented him from playing in the sophomore year. He was the PAC-10 freshman of the year in the freshman season.
It was doubted whether Leon could regain his form after the knee surgery. However, he rehabilitated, enhanced his game and became a key force on the interior. He had 20.5 ppg and 10.1 rpg and simultaneously led Cal to a 20-11 record with a place in the NCAA tournament.
During April 2006, Leon became the most valuable player of California. In 2004 and as a freshman, when Leon was chosen as the most valuable player of California, he averaged 10.1 rpg and 20.5 ppg and became the sixth player to do so. ESPN.com, the U.S. Basketball Writers and the Associated Press named him a second-team All-American. Leon was selected for a second time in the All-Pac-10 team in 2006.