Eric C. Leckner

Basketball, 1985-88

Eric Leckner was one of the greatest and most beloved basketball players ever at the university of Wyoming. A four-year starter at center for the cowboys, Eric played on some of the most memorable Wyoming basketball teams in recent history. Leckner played a huge role on the Cowboys’ NIT runner-up team in 1986, as well as the 1987 and 1988 NCAA Tournament teams. A two-time, first-team all-WAC selection his junior and senior years, Eric led his teams to WAC Tournament titles in 1987 and 1988, the WAC regular season title in 1986, as well as the WAC Tournament runner-up position that year. He still holds the distinction of being the only three-time UW scoring list behind Fennis Dembo and Flynn Robinson, second in blocked shots behind Theo Ratliff and eighth on the all-time rebounding list. Following his career at Wyoming, Eric was drafted in the NBA through 1997, spending time with Sacramento, Charlotte, New York and Detroit.

Inducted September 25, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Two-time, First-team All-WAC selection
  • Three-time WAC Tournament Most Valuable Player