After months of speculation, former Illinois Fighting Illini center Meyers Leonard will finally learn where he'll begin his pro career during Thursday's 2012 NBA Draft. The majority of mock drafts have had Leonard between the ninth pick and the 20th pick, and the latest effort from Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports has the 7-footer going at the high-end of those projections. Goodman believes Leonard will be selected just outside the top 10, with the center getting snatched up by the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 11.
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He'd fit perfectly up front with LaMarcus Aldridge. He's a legit 7-footer with freak athleticism and an incredible upside.
As a sophomore at Illinois, Leonard averaged 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
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