MSU’s Appling Big Ten Player Of The Week

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois center Meyers Leonard has been named one of the Big Ten’s Players of the Week.

The sophomore from Robinson averaged 16.5 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in two Illinois wins last week. Leonard logged a game-high 21 points in the Illini’s 82-75 victory over Gonzaga, which was ranked No. 19. The victory improved Illinois’ record to 8-0.

Leonard shared Player of the Week honors with Michigan State’s Keith Appling.

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