Friday, November 30, 2012
Jon Leuer talks with Patch about life in the NBA, being traded and what it takes to keep mentally and physically ready to play.
Former Orono High School basketball standout Jon Leuer has experienced plenty in his brief two years in the NBA. Leuer was selected 40th overall in the NBA Draft by the Bucks after a standout college career at Wisconsin. However, his debut in the NBA was delayed while owners and players hammered out a labor deal prior that delayed the 2011-12 season. Leuer played with Germany’s Frankfurt Skyliners before using an option in his contract that would allow him to join the Bucks when the NBA lockout ended. He had a solid rookie campaign, but was traded to Houston. The Rockets were loaded with other young players, so they waived him before he even played a game with his new team. Cleveland signed Leuer in the offseason and he is averaging 3.2 …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Jon Leuer will join fellow Minnesotan Royce White next season.
Former Orono High School basketball star Jon Leuer was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Houston Rockets Wednesday in a deal involving several players and draft picks. “I loved my time in Milwaukee and am grateful the Bucks gave me my first opportunity in the NBA,” Leuer wrote on Twitter this week. “I’m looking forward to being a Rocket!” Milwaukee sent its first round pick (No. 16 overall) to Houston in the deal, which the Rockets used to select another Minnesotan in last night’s draft—Royce White, a product of Hopkins High School. "We had no intention of moving Jon," Bucks General Manager John Hammond told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal in a story appearing in yesterday’s paper. "The only reason we did it was because it was the only…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Former Orono H.S. standout had a season-high 14 points against the Timberwolves.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Milwaukee Bucks rookie and former Orono High School star Jon Leuer is averaging nearly 15 minutes of floor time through the first six games of the 2011-12 NBA season. Leuer is also gobbling up more than five rebounds a night and scored seven points in Milwaukee's game against the Sacremento Kings last night. This photo of him dunking surfaced on Twitter early Friday morning. Production from the 40th overall pick out of Wisconsin has helped keep Milwaukee afloat in the Central Conference—3.5 games behind the first-place Chicago Bulls. Leuer recently sat down for a chat about how the start of his rookie year was delayed due to the NBA lockout. Milwaukee is in Los Angeles on Saturday to take on Chris Paul, Blake Griffen and the Clippers. …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Jon Leuer scored 18 points in his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks against Minnesota in a 117-96 loss Saturday night at the Target Center.
Former Orono basketball standout Jon Leuer scored 18 points in his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks against Minnesota in a 117-96 loss Saturday night at the Target Center. Leuer was selected 40th overall in the NBA Draft by the Bucks after a standout college career at Wisconsin. His dreams of playing at the highest level were put on hold by the NBA lockout, so he signed a ten-month deal with Germany’s Frankfurt Skyliners. He joined the team in mid-August and averaged 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Leuer scored a season-best 27 points in his final game with the team before using an option in his contract that would allow him to join the Bucks when the NBA lockout ended. Patch.com caught up with Leuer after his NBA debut to find out…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Jon Leuer was the 40th overall pick in the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Editor's note: This story originally ran on Aug. 5. It is being re-posted at the request of several readers. Former Orono basketball standout Jon Leuer saw his dream come true when he was selected 40th overall in the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks back in June. That dream has been put on hold by the NBA lockout, as owners and players have been unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. Leuer signed a ten-month deal with Germany’s Frankfort Skyliners Wednesday. He will join the team in mid-August and has an option in his contract that will allow him to join the Bucks when the NBA lockout ends. Leuer had an outstanding career at Wisconsin. He averaged just 2.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game as a freshman. but improved his …