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Monday, December 26, 2011
Illini's Leonard named Big Ten POW

By Scott Powers

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.