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MSU’s Appling Big Ten Player Of The Week

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans drives the ball against Tyler Thornton #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during the 2011 State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans drives the ball against Tyler Thornton #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during the 2011 State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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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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