Re: Meyers Leonard:
Meyers could go lotto, but he'd be a project big man. I think if he has a solid season, he'd go in the late lottery. Right now he needs to be more aggressive, both offensively and defensively. Also he needs to stop it with the Mike Tisdale rebounding mentality. No reason he shouldn't be grabbing 9 a game. I know we play a slower pace, but he's been giving up boards to smaller guys.
He's going to be a fantastic player one day. Probably the big man we've had since I've become an Illini. I know that's not saying much (he's competing against Mike Davis, Shaun Pruitt, Roger Powell Jr., and Auggie) but I like what I've seen.
I hope he stays one more year. With his rate of improvement, he'd be a top 5 pick next year.