UALR M Basketball BIO
55 Gus Leeper
2013-14 (As a Redshirt Junior): Played in all 32 games with four starts as a redshirt junior in 2013-14 … Averaged 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 39.3 percent from the floor and 78.8 percent from the foul line … Blocked 22 shots on the season … Grabbed 45 offensive rebounds to rank third on the team … Scored in double digits three times … Grabbed five or more rebounds seven times … Opened the season with 10 points, five rebounds and a block against North Florida (Nov. 11) … Grabbed five rebounds in 15 minutes at Oklahoma (Nov. 29) … Blocked four shots and totaled five rebounds in 18 minutes at UT Arlington (Jan. 4) … Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts with a season-high 11 points vs. Texas State (Jan. 23) and 10 points and six boards at Arkansas State (March 25) … Totaled a career-high three steals at South Alabama (Feb. 1) … Matched his career high with seven rebounds, including six offensive boards, vs. UT Arlington (Feb. 22) … Grabbed five rebounds in a win over Troy to open the Sun Belt Tournament (March 13) … Totaled eight rebounds, including six on the offensive end, in UALR’s four-overtime loss to Arkansas State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Tournament (March 14) ... Named to Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
2012-13 (As a Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 22 games in the 2012-13 season after missing all of 2011-12 with a knee injury … Averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 52.5 percent from the floor and 81.5 percent from the foul line on the season … Appeared in 18 of 20 league games, scoring 3.0 points per game, grabbing 2.4 rebounds and shooting 52.8 percent from the floor and 76.2 percent from the foul line … Played 10 minutes in the season opener against UT Martin, but suffered a leg injury that forced him to miss the next 10 games … In his first game back from injury, scored two points and blocked a shot in seven minutes against Tulsa (Dec. 15) … Grabbed four rebounds in a season-high 18 minutes at Louisiana (Dec. 29) … Scored a career-high 12 points and grabbed six rebounds at ULM (Feb. 7) … Scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting before fouling out in UALR’s 78-71 win over Arkansas State to end the regular season (March 2) … Went 4 of 4 from the foul line and scored six points in UALR’s season-ending loss to FIU in the Sun Belt Tournament (March 9) ... Named to Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or better.
2011-12 (As a Sophomore): Sat out the 2011-12 season as a redshirt after injuring his knee during a summer pickup game … Named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
2010-11 (As a Freshman): Played in 29 games with eight starts as a true freshman, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds over 10.0 minutes per game … Took on a larger role at the end of the season, starting eight of the team’s final nine contests … Averaged just 6.2 minutes per game over his first 20 appearances, but saw that number rise to 18.6 minutes per game over the final nine contests … Ranked second on the team with 16 blocks, registering a season-high two blocks on five occasions … Started all four games at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, averaging 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game with a 47.1 field goal percentage and a team-high four blocks (1.25 per game) … Came off the bench to score a season-high 11 points and grab six rebounds in the regular-season finale against North Texas (March 1) … Went 4 for 7 from the field and 2 for 2 from three-point range against the Mean Green … Had scored just 14 points on the year prior to his 11-point effort against NT … Led the Trojans with a season-high seven rebounds in the semifinal victory over Middle Tennessee (March 7) at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament … Reached double figures in points for the second time in the SBC Championship game, scoring 10 points off 4-of-8 shooting over a season-high 27 minutes in UALR’s 64-63 victory over North Texas (March 8) … Totaled four points and five rebounds against UNC Asheville in the NCAA Tournament (March 15) … Played in 15 conference games with three starts, averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in league play … Made his first career start against Middle Tennessee (Feb. 19), finishing with four points, five rebounds and two blocks over 21 minutes … Named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
At Austin Westlake HS: Earned First Team All-District 25-5A and Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior … Averaged eight points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and two assists per game as a senior to lead the Chaparrals to a 27-6 record and a district title … Helped the Chaparrals to a 26-8 record and a Bi-District Championship as a junior, picking up Second Team All-District honors after averaging 4.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game … Shot 49 percent from the field as a junior … A varsity starter since his sophomore year … Helped the Chaparrals advance to the second round of the UIL Class 5A playoffs in 2008-09 … Played under head coach Tres Ellis.
Personal: Full name is Richard Augustus Leeper … Born July 17, 1991 in Austin, Texas … Son of Rick and Tami Leeper … Has one brother, Sam, and one sister, Rachael … Pursuing a double major in finance and international business.