Greeley, Colo. – The Northern Colorado men’s basketball team padded its roster with the addition of Kenny Lesley.
Head coach B.J. Hill announced on Wednesday that Lesley will be joining the Bears for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
Lesley hails from Elsberry, Missouri where he was a stand-out during his high school career.
At 6”8, Lesley brings not only height, but versatility with him and adds much needed depth at the post position for UNC.
“Kenny is a player that Coach Murphy found last summer and did a great job of recruiting throughout the season,” Hill said. “Kenny has the versatility and size that reminds me a lot of former Bear Mike Proctor. He comes from a great high school program at CBC where he faced competition that prepared him for this level. I believe he has a big upside and the tools to become a very good player in our program. We are excited to have Kenny as a part of our family at Northern Colorado.”
Lesley began his high school career at Elsberry where he played his first three seasons with the Indians.
While at Elsberry he earned second team All-State honors during both his sophomore and junior years.
In three seasons at Elsberry Lesley averaged 15.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game.
After his junior year of high school, Lesley elected to transfer to Christian Brothers College High School where he finished out his senior season with the CBC Cadets.
Lesley guided the program to a 19-8 record, finishing second in the Metro Catholic Conference.
He completed his career at CBC averaging 13.7 points and 7.4 boards each game.
Some key highlights from Lesley’s career include the following:
-Two-Time Second Team All-State Honors at Elsberry High School
-Second Team All-Conference at CBC
-Averaged 15.5 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game during his first three years of high school
-Averaged 13.7 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game during his senior year at CBC
-Played AAU Ball for St. Louis Gateway
-Guided CBC to a 19-8 overall record in 2014-15
Lesley is the son of Kenneth Lesley III and Jamie Lesley.
He plans to major in psychology while at UNC.
“I want to thank everybody who has helped me get to this point and stayed with me on this long journey,” said Lesley. “It means a lot and I know it was difficult but I wouldn’t be who I am today without those people pointing me in the right direction.”