HoopsHype Jon Leuer rumors


December 4, 2011 Updates

Bartelstein also represents Jon Leuer, the former Wisconsin star whom the Bucks selected in the second round of the 2011 draft. Leuer, a power forward, has been playing for the Skyliners Frankfurt in Germany. There has been some doubt about whether he would report to Bucks training camp, which opens Friday. But Bartelstein said his client has an opt-out clause in his contract with Skyliners Frankfurt and intended on exercising it. "I think he'll be back here early next week,'' Bartelstein said. "It's always been his dream to be playing here in the NBA.'' Racine Journal-Times

November 2, 2011 Updates

Leuer said two of his professors agreed to give him grades of incomplete in two spring classes so he could travel for NBA pre-draft workouts. He then retook those classes in the summer and earned a history degree. “It’s mostly up to the player and how much he values getting a degree,” said Leuer, drafted by Milwaukee Bucks with the 40th overall pick. “A lot of guys say, ‘I’m done with school and I’m just going to focus on basketball.’  ” That’s even more tempting for a one-and-done player, who isn’t as close to graduating. “Once you start working out (for NBA teams), you start thinking, ‘Why am I going to study hall? Why am I going to class?’ ” said Greg Smith, a forward who left Fresno State after two seasons but went undrafted in June. Buckeye Xtra Sports

August 5, 2011 Updates

Skyliners Frankfurt made official the arrival of the rookie Jon Leuer. The power forward was selected by Milwaukee Bucks in the 2011 NBA Draft with the 40th overall. Leuer signed an annual deal with NBA out when lockout ends. In his senior year at college with Wisconsin Badgers, Leuer averaged 18.3ppg and 7.2rpg. Sportando

July 16, 2011 Updates

Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack, Marvin Williams, Jodie Meeks, Ekpe Udoh, Chris Singleton, Jon Leuer and many others are trading their playbooks for textbooks. Other players, such as Derrick Williams and Brandon Knight, haven't started the process but are considering re-enrolling at their respective schools. "I have to get that degree," said Udoh, who is currently chipping away at the final 14 hours of his undergraduate degree at Baylor University. HoopsWorld

June 3, 2011 Updates

If one word has filtered through the approach to this year's draft for the Nets, it's "athlete." When you have a point guard like Deron Williams running the show, you want to surround him with as many athletes as possible. So the Nets, who pick 27th and 36th, brought in six athletic types yesterday -- two guards and four power forwards -- for the first group of draft workouts. And among the pack were two players, UCLA combo guard Malcolm Lee and Wisconsin shooting power forward Jon Leuer, who have shown up either directly on in close proximity to the Nets in several of the mock drafts. Plus, it doesn't hurt that those two have experience -- Leuer is a four-year guy while Lee played for three. "Lee is quick. Very, very quick and in their system, the way Ben [Howland] coaches, usually they're a very controlled halfcourt offense so you see some explosive quickness," said Nets general manager Billy King, not the only one with that assessment of the 6-foot-5 guard who shot .441 for his Bruins career. New York Post

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The Celtics plan to hold their first draft workout June 1 at their practice facility in Waltham. Celtics president Danny Ainge said Wisconsin’s Jon Leuer, Richmond’s Justin Harper, Virginia Commonwealth’s Jamie Skeen, and Butler’s Matt Howard — all power forwards — will be among the players invited. “The list will probably grow as we get closer to that workout,’’ Ainge said. Boston Globe

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April 29, 2011 Updates

We may have Kansas' Marcus Morris, Tennessee's Tobias Harris and Wisconsin's Jon Leuer too low. A number of GMs I spoke with had Morris in the lottery. "Morris may not blow you away in any one area, but the more we've been breaking him down on Synergy, the more we feel like he's got a real shot to be very good in our league," one GM said. "I don't know how he slips out of the lottery." We had him at No. 18 on our Board. We've moved him up to 13 in our latest rankings. ESPN.com

Leuer was ranked in the middle of the second round, but I came across a number of scouts who had him firmly in the first. "He's not that far away from Andrea Bargnani and he went No. 1 overall," one scout said. Leuer is up to 32 on our board. ESPN.com

March 4, 2011 Updates

According to Mahlon Parker, who helps run the PIT in Portsmouth, Va., both Butler and Leuer have accepted invitations to the tournament. "They have both filled out their paper work and returned it,'' Parker said. "I expect both of them to be here.'' Butler, a 6-foot-7 guard-forward for Marquette, and Leuer, a 6-10 forward for Wisconsin, are enjoying banner senior seasons. Butler is averaging a team-high 16 points and 6.2 rebounds. He is shooting .498 from the field, including .498 from 3-point range. Racine Journal-Times

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