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UW's Leuer Makes Preseason All-Big Ten 1st Team

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CHICAGO (WAOW) - Last season Jon Leuer missed exactly half of the Big Ten season with a broken wrist. Even in a limited sample size, the conference's media corps recognized his skill with honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades.

This season, the Big Ten media recognized the senior forward as one of the conference's elite.

At Thursday's annual media day in Chicago, the Big Ten announced Leuer as a member of its Preseason All-Conference team. Leuer is joined on the All-Big Ten squad by Michigan State senior Kalin Lucas, who was named the Preseason Player of the Year for the second straight season, Illinois' Demetri McCamey, Purdue's JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore.

"It's a great honor to be included alongside the list of guys that are on the preseason list," Leuer said. "They are great players that have proven themselves, but it also means that we all have to prove it on the court."

A member of the Wooden Award preseason watch list, Leuer led the Badgers with 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game a year ago, shooting .522 from the field. The Orono, Minn., native scored in double figures in 20 of his 24 games, averaging 19.3 points per game over the final four games of the season.

Michigan State was selected to finish first in the Big Ten, as voted upon by a panel of conference media. Ohio State and Purdue were picked to finish second and third, respectively. The media only ranks the top three schools.

2010-11 BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS

1. Michigan State

2. Ohio State

3. Purdue

2010-11 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

Demetri McCamey, Illinois

Kalin Lucas, Michigan State

JaJuan Johnson, Purdue

E'Twaun Moore, Purdue

Jon Leuer, Wisconsin

2010-11 PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kalin Lucas, Michigan State

 

Courtesy: UW Press Release 

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