Meyers Leonard

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Portland Selects Illini’s Meyers Leonard

The 7’1″ center was the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

06/28/2012

Meyers Leonard #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates late in the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. The Illini defeated the Buckeyes 79-74. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Fighting Illini’s Meyers Leonard Declares for NBA

Illinois hasn’t had a first round NBA Draft pick since Deron Williams and Dee Brown in 2005. Williams plays for the New Jersey Nets. Brown was waived by the Dallas Mavericks in 2010.

04/02/2012

Blocked Shot Secures Illini Win

Illinois comes back, defeats Northwestern 57-56 at Evanston

01/04/2012

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Illinois Survives Scare From Cornell

Fighting Illini get 11th win, Missouri’s up next on Thursday in St. Louis.

12/19/2011

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Illinois Stays Unbeaten With Win Over St. Bonaventure

Bonnies led Illini until late in 2nd half.

12/07/2011

D.J. Richardson #1 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks to pass while being defended by JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall on February 13, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Purdue defeated Illinois 81-70. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Richardson Helps Illinois Hold Off Lipscomb 79-64

Illinois survived the first half mostly without their 7-foot-1-inch big man, Meyers Leonard. The sophomore sat after picking up his second foul less than two minutes into the game and didn’t return until the second half.

11/17/2011

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Illinois Rambles Past Loyola 67-49

Bruce Weber’s team begins regular season with win.

11/11/2011

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