Leigh Aziz | 22
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Career Highlights
  • Scored a career-best four points in the first WNBA game vs. New York, 6/7
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    2003: Aziz saw action in seven games during her first pro season…she averaged 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game…she received nine minutes of playing time at Seattle, 6/10, and against San Antonio, 7/23…she scored a career-best four points in the first game of her career, vs. New York, 6/7…during perhaps her most critical minutes of her first season, she had two points and three rebounds in eight minutes at Minnesota, 6/21.

    2000-01: Aziz completed her senior season at Syracuse with averages of 6.6 points and 6.7 rebounds...she played in 24 games, starting 20...she scored a season-high 15 points, twice, against Villanova and Boston College...she set a career-high with 20 rebounds vs. Long Island...she had three double-doubles...she shot 67-134 FG (.500)...she had a career high 22 blocked shots as a senior...she finished her career as the ninth-best shot blocker in SU history with 46 blocks in 94 games...she was the recipient of the team’s Mary Ann Renehan Memorial Award for showing the most courage and desire throughout the season...1999-00: As a junior, she played in 27 games, starting 24...Her 7.5 rebounds per game ranked third in the Big East...she led team in rebounding in 11 games...she recorded a season-high 19 rebounds against Providence which tied her for the most rebounds in a game by a Big East player in 1999-00...she recorded a career-high 24 points against Chicago State at the Hawkeye Challenge, and was on the all-tournament team...she member of the Central team which won the bronze medal at the 2000 Empire State Games, averaging 8.8 points per game...1998-99: She played in all 27 games...she started 13 games...she recorded a season-high 19 points against West Virginia...she led SU with 16 points against No. 9-ranked Notre Dame...she averaged 5.6 ppg and 4.4 rpg...1997-98: She earned the Abbie Bigelow Award for Courage and was a co-winner of Syracuse’s Most Improved Post Player award...she averaged 1.4 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 5.9 mpg.

    2003-04: Aziz traveled with the USA Basketball Academy through a series of games in China, Oct. 1-15, before settling into a role with Bnei Yehuda in Israel's Women's League…she played beside DeTrina White, a 2002 Fever draft pick, while helping Bnei Yehuda to a spot in the league playoffs…she averaged 13 ppg and was among league rebounding leaders with 7.5 rpg. ... Played in the Women’s Eastern Basketball Alliance in 2001-02, playing with the New York Lady Primetime and earning first team all-league accolades.


  • Aziz is the daughter of Simon Major and the late Patti L. Aziz
  • She was raised by her grandmother, Patricia Angus and, her late grandfather, Bruce Angus
  • Her career goal is to work with elementary students.
  • She majored in sociology at Syracuse
  • She graduated from Auburn High School where she was a two-time All-Onondaga High School League North selection
  • She was the 1996 and 1997 Auburn MVP
  • She led 1997 Auburn team to the sectional quarterfinals
  • She was the 1997 Zebra Classic All-Star Game Most Outstanding Player, and a participant in the 1996 Zebra Classic All-Star game
  • A member of the 1996 Empire State Games Central team which won the silver medal
  • Selected for 1996 New York State Fair Women’s Classic
  • In her senior year, she averaged 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.2 steals.

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