Illini's Leonard named Big Ten POW

December, 26, 2011
12/26/11
1:42
PM CT

Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Leonard averaged 16.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in Illinois’ 64-60 win over Cornell and 78-74 loss to Missouri last week. He had a career-high 16 rebounds against Cornell.

It was Leonard’s second Big Ten Player of the Week honor. He also received it on Dec. 5.


Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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