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Johannah "Jo" Leedham-Warner (born 12 May 1987) is a basketball player for Great Britain women's national basketball team and for French club ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq.

Johannah Leedham
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No. 13 – ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 32)
Chester, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Listed height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Career information
High schoolCheshire Academy
(Cheshire, Connecticut)
CollegeFranklin Pierce (2006–2010)
WNBA draft2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland)
2011–2012Bulleen Boomers (WNBL)
2013–2017CJM Bourges Basket (France)
2017-PresentESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France)

Early life and college careerEdit

She was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and started playing basketball at the age of 13.[1] Her father encouraged this new interest, putting a net up on the outside of their house.[2] Jo played with the Ellesmere Port Panthers before gaining a place at Cheshire Academy High School, Connecticut (while playing for them she was New England Prep School Player of the Year in 2005), and, subsequently, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, where she became the leading all-time scorer in NCAA Division II with 3050 points.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

In April 2010, Jo was drafted by the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and made her professional debut with Polish club Gorzow.[4] She has spent the 2011-12 campaign in Australia, playing in the WNBL for the national champions Bulleen Boomers under GB head coach Tom Maher. She is part of the squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] In February 2013 she signed a rookie contract to play for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA [3] but was ultimately waived on 23 May 2013.[6] In 2013, she signed a two-year deal with Bourges in France and in 2017 joined ESBVA.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "wnbl.com". wnbl.com.
  2. ^ ncaaoncampus. "youtube.com". youtube.com.
  3. ^ a b "Sun sign Johannah Leedham". ESPN. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Jo Leedham. "gbbasketball.com". gbbasketball.com.
  5. ^ London 2012 Archived 1 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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