She set the Pac-10 Conference records for scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots accumulating 2,414 points, 1,214 rebounds, and 321 blocked shots.
Walter left the family when her mother was four months pregnant with her.
Leslie has two sisters: Dionne, who is five years older, and Tiffany, who is eight years younger.
Leslie is the daughter of Christine Lauren Leslie, who stood 6 ft 3 in, and Walter Leslie, a semi-professional basketball player.
Christine started her own truck driving business to support her three children.
The WNBA was incorporated in 1996 and began playing in 1997.
Leslie was drafted on January 22 by the Los Angeles Sparks as part of the Initial Allocation phase of the draft.She also found time to join the volleyball team and compete in track and field.She ended up being a state qualifier in the 400-meter run and the high jump.She also played on an all-girls team with the record 33-1.On her first day of basketball tryouts, team members were told to split into two groups for layup drills: lefties and righties.Two seasons later, she became the first player to reach the 4,000-career point milestone.