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Meyers Leonard Returns With Serious Attitude

Meyers Leonard (Jack Lyman)

The Fighting Illini basketball team must rely on younger players this season after four seniors graduated. Possibly the most important returnee is center Meyers Leonard. Fortunately, he has improved while playing USA basketball in Latvia. He is now back on campus and eager to be a leader for the rookies on campus.

After a frustrating freshman season, Meyers Leonard planned a heavy summer work load to improve his game and become more serious about basketball. Being named to the 19U USA team guaranteed he would have quality coaching and competition this summer. He benefitted from his experiences. "It was a good time. It was a different experience; I had never been over there. The food wasn't always very...

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