Jon Leuer Will Visit Minnesota Wednesday

Jon Leuer, a 6-foot-10 forward from Orono, will visit with Minnesota head coach Dan Monson this afternoon, according to his father Mike. Leuer is expected to be accompanied by his mother and father. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Leuer's father, Mike, to learn the latest.

Minnesota is expected to extend a scholarship offer to Jon Leuer. The Gophers have 12 players on scholarship this season and have a commitment from Leuer's AAU teammate Al Nolen.

Mike Leuer said that the Gophers have been in contact with his son.

"I know Jon has talked to (Dan) Monson several times."

Leuer said that he was not sure how much his son's recruitment would change if the Gophers were to extend an offer.

"I'm don't know. It's Jon's decision. I'm sure it would increase his interest in the "U."

Leuer meet with the Gopher coaches in the spring and had talked about having him walk-on for a year and then receiving a scholarship. That possibility held some interest before Leuer shined at the Kingwood Classic in Houston and the Jayhawk Invitational as a member of the Minnesota Magic Elite and received scholarship offers from schools such as Iowa State, Iowa, Indiana, West Virginia and Arizona State.

"He has a lot more options now than he did then. They (the coaches) are going to have to sell him. I'll talk to him and see where it ends up."

Mike said that his son is looking for a school that has tradition and a coaching staff that he feels comfortable with. Minnesota has its appeals, according to Mike.

"It has some tradition, is close to home and is in the Big Ten. It makes a lot of sense."

Mike feels his son will take some official visits before making his college choice.

"I think that after he makes three or four visits, he'll be close to making a decision."

Leuer is expected to make an unofficial visit to Notre Dame this month. He visited Iowa, Indiana and Louisville earlier this month.

"My wife thinks Notre Dame would be a great school to go to."

Leuer was measured at 6-10 1/2 with shoes this summer. 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 nine inches in the past two years. He was primarily a perimeter player, but has developed more of an inside game.

Leuer played in the Reebok ABCD and camp in July and with the Magic Elite in the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas and the AAU nationals in Orlando. The Magic Elite advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Time Tournament.

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