Hall of Fame Inductee
Leroy first came to Brisbane in 1979, as part of the 1979 Australian-American League, when as a student at Fairmont College he was selected as part of the NAIA team, which played in a competition with Queensland teams. He played with the Gold Coast team, which won the completion, and was coached by David Claxton, who as Bullets 1980-1981 coach recruited Leroy, from Fairmont State University in 1980 for the 1981 NBL season.
Leroy joined the Brisbane Bullets in 1981, switched to West Adelaide in 1982 – 1983 and re-joined the Bullets in 1984. Leroy was Brisbane Bullets Captain from 1990 until 1999 and he played a record six consecutive grand finals from 1982 to 1987 for three titles. He was adjudged MVP for the 1987 Grand Final.
After the period 1984 – 1989, Leroy was appointed captain in 1990, when the Bullets lost to Perth Wildcats (2-1), where Coach Brian Kerle said: [Leroy] is the best captain I’ve ever had anything to do with and his leadership of a young and new team was superb. On and off the court he was a total inspiration. In 1991 Leroy was granted a “life time“ contract, which was followed by selection in the Australian Boomers team to tour Europe. This was followed by selection for the 1992 Olympics.
Leroy continued to play for the Bullets until 2000, and during his career with the Bullets he won the Most Valuable Player Award eleven times: 1984 -1989, and 1991 -1995. He was selected as a member of the NBL’s 20th Anniversary team in 1998 and the NBL’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2003.
In 2006 Leroy was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame. He was chosen in the All-Star team 10 times and at one time he lead all time NBL (now third) scoring (13106 points), steals (1221), rebounds (3897) and blocked shots (537). Leroy played 567 NBL games over 21 seasons with an average score points per game 23.1.
He was a member of the All NBL First team 10 times: 1982, 1983-1988-1990, 1993-1994; he is the only person to have won the NBL’s Most Valuable Player Award three times (1984, 1986 and 1987) and he was the NBL’s defensive player of the year in 1987 and 1990.\
In 2018, Leroy was selected as first choice in the NBL’s 40th Anniversary Team. Leroy Loggins is the greatest player ever to play for the Brisbane Bullets; he is greatest player ever to play in the National Basketball League. In retirement Leroy started the Leroy Loggins Foundation in 2002 to provide opportunities for sporting development and social interaction for youth at risk. As part of his Foundation, Leroy has coached many young children in both his basketball skills and his attitude to life.