Found March 20, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The 2011-12 Illinois Fighting Illini alpha dog (Brandon Paul) and second banana (Meyers Leonard)  have submitted their names to the NBA’s undergraduate advisory committee to receive feedback on their draft stock. Therefore, they will have the chance to receive feedback from NBA scouts on their game, but still retain the ability to return to school next season. I think I know what they’ll hear. For the sophomore Meyers Leonard, they’ll probably talk about how he’s got great size and strength, and how he has a decent amount of post moves. On the other end, he’s a natural shot blocker/alterer But the first thing they’ll want to know is why he appears to be so soft, and mentally weak. Even his own coach has called out his mental toughness, and the lasting images of him crying on the Illini bench towards the end of that horrific debacle at Nebraska don’t help. Also, Leonard had a tendency to really only show up for one half of most games. Look at his statistical splits, it’s striking. M...

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