2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Meyers Leonard





Missing Include for PHPIncludeFailed_dropdown2012nbaprospects.php

Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Meyers Leonard


Position: Center

Size: 7-1, 245

School: Illinois, Sophomore


Strengths:
  • Size
  • Athleticism
  • Length
  • Shot blocking
  • Right-handed hook shot
  • Can be a force when being aggressive in post-up situations
  • Decent mid-range jumper
  • Loaded with potential





    Weaknesses:
  • Physicality
  • Strength
  • Inconsistent with effort
  • Post moves over his right shoulder
  • Drifts out on the perimeter too often
  • Mental toughness
  • Defending on the perimeter/pick-and-roll situations

    Summary: Due to Leonard's skill level for a true seven-footer and the fact that he still has plenty of room to develop as a big man, the Illinois big man has lottery potential. I am not as high on Leonard as other draft experts are and think he would greatly benefit from another year in school, but there just aren't many true centers with his ability, which makes him attractive as a pro prospect.

    Player Comparison: Darko Milicic/Byron Mullens. When I think of Leonard in relation to Darko, and Mullens, I recall true seven-footers who entered the league possessing the size and quality athleticism, but weren't very skilled. Leonard has that dangerous word attached to his name: "potential." I am doubtful that he will ever reach his ceiling and will more than likely settle into a role as a career backup.



    Missing Include for PHPIncludeFailed_dropdown2012nbaprospects.php



    RELATED LINKS:


    2012 NBA Mock Draft


    2013 NBA Mock Draft


    2012 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2012 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




    2015 NBA Mock Draft

    2016 NBA Mock Draft

    2014 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: C | PF | COMBO-F | SF | COMBO-G | SG | PG





    NFL Picks - Sept. 23


    2019 NFL Mock Draft - Sept. 20


    Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 5


    2019 NBA Mock Draft - Aug. 13


    2020 NFL Mock Draft - Aug. 1


    NFL Power Rankings - June 3




  •  





     

    © 1999-2018 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
    Privacy Policy
    2 5 9 df
    Google

    WalterFootball.com is part of the NESN digital network.



     



     


    Our Newsletter is written by Chet Gresham and is delivered via MailChimp.

    If you are already registered with the site you are already subscribed. This form is for those that don't want to register for the site.

     

     
     
     




     
    WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

    WalterFootball.com Twitter

    Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

    Walterfootball.com RSS Feed
     
     
     




     
     
    Support Walt's Other Site:

    Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.
     

































     

































     
     
     
     
     
     


    ; ;
    !-- BEGIN TH FUSION CODE --> This is a 300x250 left-center Adhesion unit firing on Desktop and tablet only