Jon Leuer Gets Three Majors Offers

Jon Leuer, a 6-foot-10 forward from Orono, has received a scholarship offer from Iowa, Indiana and Oklahoma State, according to his father Mike. Leuer shined this past week at the Reebok ABCD camp in Teaneck, New Jersey. Homestate Minnesota and Kansas are hoping that he will wait until the spring, since they are both currently without any additional scholarships.

Jon Leuer had previously received scholarship offers from Air Force, St. Louis, Iowa State, Rice, UWGB, Washington State and DePaul.

Leuer had played well at the Kingwood Classic in Houston and the Jayhawk Invitational as a member of the Minnesota Magic Elite this spring. His strong showing in Lawrence attracted the attention of the Kansas coaching staff.

Magic Elite will play in the Big Time tournament in Las Vegas and the AAU nationals in Orlando.

Leuer visited Rice University while in Houston, along with Magic teammates Blake Hoffarber, Tim Weaver and Eric Carlson. The Owls extended a scholarship offer after he returned home.

Leuer was measured at 6-10 1/2 with shoes at Iowa State, while attending at camp at Ames.

Leuer averaged 20 points per game as a junior, leading Orono to a 14-12 mark. Leuer has become more of a complete player as he has grown three inches in the past year. He was primarily a perimeter player, but has developed more of an inside game.

Leuer's father said that Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota and West Virginia have expressed interest. Leuer recently attended the Minnesota team camp for the second straight season.

Mike Leuer previously told GoldenSport.Net that Minnesota, which is limited in its number of scholarships is still appealing to his son.

"I think so, because they are local. There are some advantages to staying in Minnesota," Mike said.

Minnesota head coach Dan Monson and assistant Jim Molinari were in attendance at the Magic games in Kingwood and Leuer went to Minnesota recently for an unofficial visit.

Minnesota has had excellent success with walk-ons such as Zach Puchtel, Jeff Hagen and Jamal Abu Shamala. However, Mike Leuer said that his son is hoping to earn a scholarship.

The Minnesota Gophers have just one scholarship available for this year and next season. This has hampered their recruitment somewhat with the Minnesota players in the Class of 2007. However, they are hoping to offer local players a scholarship after redshirting his first season and offering a four-year scholarship over five seasons.

"Minnesota would be nice. It's close by and is a good school," Mike said.


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