Illini Frosh Meyers Leonard Already YouTube Sensation

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When most freshmen begin their college basketball careers, they’re usually an unknown commodity. (Other than the the blue-chip commodities) But in today’s age of YouTube, Twitter, Flipshare, IPhone camcorders etc., one can become a star quite easily given the right set of circumstances.

Take Illini freshman recruit Meyers Leonard. The seven footer from Robinson, IL is a consensus top 50 recruit and should be one of the most noticeable players in the Big Ten this winter. He teams with Crandall Head and Jereme Richmond to give the Illini a phenomenal recruiting class. But in addition to the recruiting hype, Leonard is noteworthy for a special dunk that’s been viewed on YouTube about 50,000 times.

At Illini Media Day, I asked Meyers to recap it for me step-by-step.

By Paul M. Banks

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