The Fighting Illini basketball team produced it's first lottery pick for the NBA draft since Deron Williams when the Portland Trailblazers selected Meyers Leonard with the 11th pick in the 2012 draft. Leonard was on hand to hear the good news.
June 28, 2012
Fab Melo was in Dallas last night, checking into the Hilton, sampling the scene at the Uptown Bar & Grill (today's his 22nd birthday) and readying to work out for the Mavs today, DallasBasketball.com has learned. The Syracuse center was wearing a t-shirt given him by the Pacers, who are so impressed they say he performed ‘off the charts.' More inside scoop on the Mavs and Melo:
June 20, 2012
Last we checked, the Mavs didn't believe this draft featured a rotation-ready center. But today, Illinois center Meyers Leonard - a sure-fire first-round pick - is Dallas-bound. What's changed? Well, the 7-footer has been impressive in workouts. Oh, and his agent happens to be Jeff Schultz, who also reps Deron Williams ...
June 19, 2012
The Fighting Illini basketball team lost more than a bunch of games and its coaching staff this season. It is also losing its potentially dominating center Meyers Leonard to the NBA draft. The big man met reporters Tuesday to discuss his situation and remind he will be a loyal Illini for life.
April 11, 2012