Leonard Shines At Hoop Jamboree

The Nike Hoop Jamboree gave us a strong look at underclassmen and among the better bigs at the camp was 2010 standout Meyers Leonard.

Meyers Leonard managed to stay under the radar throughout the spring, but after a quality performance at the Nike Hoop Jamboree the secret is out.

The Robinson (Ill.) High product battled a handful of other talented post prospects and more than held his own. He's equipped with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, has a handful of developed moves on the block and is active on the defensive end.

"I thought it was awesome," Leonard said when asked about the Hoop Jamboree. "It was an amazing experience for me. I went to it and I was just overwhelmed. I just liked it a lot."

"I think I did well," he said about his play. "I didn't play as well as I can, but I thought I did alright considering the level of the guys that I was playing against. They were all really good. I just tried my hardest."

Playing with Ramey Basketball Club, Leonard had a solid spring and he picked up scholarship offers from Iowa, Southern Illinois, Indiana State and Missouri State.

Since coaches could begin calling 2010 prospects on Sunday, the 6-foot-10, 195-pound big man has also heard from Illinois, Kentucky, Butler, Louisville, Cincinnati and Miami.

On Tuesday, Leonard is planning to unofficially visit SIU. Then on Wednesday he'll take a trip to Illinois to check out their campus and facilities. He'll then visit Purdue following a tournament next weekend.

"I was getting a lot [of attention] during school, but then it slowed down during the dead period," Leonard said. "Now a lot of people are starting to [get involved]."

In July, Leonard will be with Ramey Basketball traveling the summer circuit. They are scheduled to play in the Hoosier Shootout, Battle at the Bluff, adidas Super 64 and the KC Power and Price Chopper.

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