2012 NBA Mock Draft: DraftExpress Sees Meyers Leonard Going To Milwaukee

Illinois center Meyers Leonard heads to the Milwaukee Bucks with the 12th overall pick in the latest mock draft from Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com. This is just the latest mock draft that's tied Leonard to Milwaukee of late, making it seem more and more likely that the two sides are simply meant to be.

After trading Andrew Bogut to Golden State and with Ersan Ilyasova an unrestricted free agent, Milwaukee is woefully thin in the frontcourt. Seven-footer Meyers Leonard has a terrific combination of size and athleticism and huge upside. He and Tyler Zeller are the early favorites here.

Even after an up-and-down career at Illinois, nobody should be surprised by the attention that Leonard has received from NBA teams. Players with his size and athleticism are truly rare, particularly when they've already flashed some semblance of the ability to play at a high level.

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