Portland Selects Illini's Meyers Leonard The 7'1" center was the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
Fighting Illini's Meyers Leonard Declares for NBAIllinois 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.
Blocked Shot Secures Illini WinIllinois comes back, defeats Northwestern 57-56 at Evanston
Illinois Survives Scare From CornellFighting Illini get 11th win, Missouri's up next on Thursday in St. Louis.
Illinois Stays Unbeaten With Win Over St. BonaventureBonnies led Illini until late in 2nd half.
Richardson Helps Illinois Hold Off Lipscomb 79-64Illinois 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.
Illinois Rambles Past Loyola 67-49Bruce Weber's team begins regular season with win.

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