Meyers Leonard gets draft invite

Meyers Leonard gets draft invite

Former Illini Meyers Leonard on Monday worked out for the Detroit Pistons, who have the ninth pick in Thursday’s first round.

The group included Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, Kentucky’s Terrence Jones, Baylor’s Perry Jones III and North Carolina’s John Henson and Tyler Zeller.

Also Monday, Leonard was also one of 13 prospects invited to attend Thursday’s draft in New York City, according to Draft Express. He is expected to be joined by former Illinois coach Bruce Weber in the Green Room.