Men's Basketball
Leonard Named Big Ten Player of the Week Again

 
Leonard picks up his second weekly conference honor this season.
Leonard picks up his second weekly conference honor this season.
 

Dec. 26, 2011

Illinois center Meyers Leonard was named Big Ten Player of the Week after a pair of big games against Cornell and #9/8 Missouri last week. Leonard averaged 16.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals while shooting 62.5 percent from the floor in the two games to pick-up his second weekly conference honor this season (Dec. 5).

Leonard had 19 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and three blocks while hitting 9-of-11 from the field in Illinois' 64-60 win over Cornell on Dec. 19. He followed that up with another double-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, a career-high five assists, two blocks and two steals in Illinois' narrow 78-74 defeat to #9/8 Missouri in St. Louis on Dec. 22.

Leonard and the Illini return to Assembly Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 27, when Minnesota comes to town to open Big Ten play at 6:30 pm CT (Big Ten Network).

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