Video: Top 10 Southern California natives starring in the NBASee where NBA finalist Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson rank on the list.
He made the most of it while starring at San Diego State, earning him the 15th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.
With the influx of talent that has run through the Southern California the last decade-plus, it hard to believe that Leonard is the name most mentioned on social media these days.
Part of that is because the 6-foot-7 perennial All-Star and defensive stalwart just carried the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA finals. The Raptors host the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors starting Thursday in the best-of-seven NBA finals.
The 27-year-old is a three-time All-Star, was the 2014 NBA Finals MVP and a two-time Defensive Player of the Year selection.
The list of Southern California standouts — all who graduated from SoCal high schools — is not only long, but the top end of the list features perennial All-Stars and MVP candidates.
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