Widely considered one of the top players in the Big Ten and the nation in 2011 after leading the Badgers in scoring and rebounding in both his junior and senior season. Fully healed from a wrist injury that cost him 9 games in 2010, Leuer had a tremendous senior season that saw him rank in the conference's top five in both scoring and rebounds. With a skilled inside-outside game perfectly suited for the swing offense, Leuer owns an accurate jumper that extends to 3-point range and surprisingly adept ball-handling abilities. Leuer was one of 10 collegiate players invited to play on the USA Select Team in the summer of 2010 in Las Vegas and New York City, helping prepare Team USA for the 2010 FIBA World Championships. Entered high school as a guard, but after a 10-inch growth spurt before senior year, moved to the post. The Orono, Minn. native posted 68 double-digit scoring games, including a streak of 39 consecutive games. Leuer had 22 career games with at least 20 points and registered eight double-doubles. He played in 123 career games with 68 starts.
Honors 2011 honorable mention AP All-American ... 2011 Lowe's Senior Class Final 10 ... Wooden Award Final 20 ... Naismith Trophy Final 30 ... 2011 first-team All-Big Ten (coaches), second-team All-Big Ten (media) ... 2011 NABC All-District 11 and USBWA All-District 5 ... honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2010 ... 2009 and 2010 Academic All-Big Ten ... Three-time Big Ten Player of the Week (3/7/10, 12/6/10 and 2/7/11)
Record Book Finished 12th in school history with 1,376 career points ... one of just 8 players in UW history with 1,300 points and 500 rebounds ... scored 621 points in his senior season, the third-highest single-season total in school annals ... shot 84.3 percent from the free throw line as a senior, which ranks 10th in the Badger record books ... was part of a class that totaled 100 career wins ... his 85 career blocks places him 10th on UW's all-time ledger ... made 26 consecutive free throws during the 2010-11 season, the seventh-longest streak in UW history
2010-11 Season Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 7 for second time in 2010-11 and third time in career by averaging 22.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of wins over No. 11 Purdue and Michigan State ... Big Ten Player of the Week (12/6), averaging 25.5 ppg 10.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg in wins over NC State and South Dakota ... finished with 621 points, the third-highest single-season total in Wisconsin history ... led UW and ranked 3rd in Big Ten with 18.3 points per game; Ranked 5th in Big Ten in rebounding at 7.2 per game ... ranked 2nd in Big Ten in free throw shooting at 84.3% overall and was second in conference games at 88.6% ... averaged 20.5 ppg and 7.0 rpg in second- and third-round NCAA games, shooting 54.2% from the field ... scored game-high 22 points (7-of-12 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs) with 7 rebounds in NCAA win over Belmont (3/17) ... scored 19 points (6-of-12 FGs) and pulled in 7 rebounds in NCAA win over Kansas State (3/19) ... scored 26 points and grabbed 6 rebounds vs. Northwestern in final home game (2/27) ... posted back-to-back double-doubles with 22 pts, 10 reb vs. Penn State (2/20) and 12 pts, 12 reb at Michigan (2/23) ... scored 26 points and grabbed 6 rebounds vs. Northwestern in final home game (2/27) ... finished with career-high 15 rebounds and 19 points in overtime win over Iowa (2/9), playing 42 minutes ... posted game-high 24 points with 13 rebounds vs. Purdue (2/1) ... scored game-high 26 points vs. Illinois (1/15) with 9 rebounds ... scored a career-high 29 points against South Dakota (12/4), connecting on a career-best 6 3-pointers ... named to Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds over three games
Leuer is one of eight players in UW history with 1,300 points and 500 rebounds.
2009-10 Season Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten despite missing 9 conference games due to injury ... led UW with 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game ... started 22 of 24 games played ... missed 9 games with a fractured left wrist ... Badgers were 17-5 (.772) with Leuer in the starting lineup ... his .522 field-goal percentage was the highest by a UW player since Alando Tucker's .533 mark in 2003 ... scored double figures in 20 of 24 games, and pulled down 6 or more boards in 12 of 24 games ... at time of injury, ranked 9th in Big Ten in scoring with 15.4 points per game and 9th with 5.9 boards ... would have ranked 3rd in Big Ten with 1.55 blocks per conference game if he had enough games to qualify ... raised averages from: 8.8 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 2008-09 to 14.8 ppg and 5.8 rpg in 2009-10 ... posted 23 points, 4 rebounds and a block in 38 minutes of play in NCAA tournament game vs. Cornell ... played all 40 minutes in UW's NCAA tournament win over Wofford, recording 20 points and 8 rebounds ... named Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in wins over Iowa and at Illinois ... had 10 rebounds vs. Purdue despite injuring his wrist in the opening minutes ... led UW with 21 points (3-of-5 on 3-pointers), 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals at Michigan State ... tallied 25 points (11-of-14), 6 rebounds vs. Milwaukee ... posted back-to-back double-doubles, the first two of his career vs. Green Bay and Marquette ... notched 24 points and a career-high 12 rebounds with 3 blocks vs. Marquette ... posted career highs and first double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds at Green Bay
2008-09 Season Led the Badgers in terms of scoring efficiency, averaging a point every 2.4 minutes of action ... played in all 33 games and started final 12 games of the season with the team posting an 8-4 record in those games ... had 13 double-digit scoring games on the year, including 5 of his last 10 regular season games ... connected at a .466 clip from the field which was good for 14th in the Big Ten ... his 3.8 rebounds per game ranked 3rd on the team ... had a season-high 19 points vs. SIU-Edwardsville ... posted a then-career-high 8 rebounds vs. Northwestern and equaled that total vs. Minnesota and vs. Iowa ... registered a then-career-high 3 blocks vs. Northwestern ... set new career-high with 3 steals against Minnesota
2007-08 Season Played in 32 games as a true freshman ... played the most minutes of any of the UW freshmen with 276 (8.1 per game) ... scored a career-high 25 points (5-of-5 on 3-pointers) at Michigan, which tied as the team's highest single-game output of the season ... connected on 12-of-26 (.462) from 3-point range ... had 12 points and 6 rebounds at Duke ... played double-digit minutes in 14 games ... 19 of his 40 rebounds came on the offensive glass
High School Averaged 23.2 points and 12 rebounds per game per game as a senior ... career-high was 37 points ... selected to Minnesota State All-Star game ... second-team all-state and first-team all-conference as a senior ... averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds as a junior ... honorable mention all-state and first-team all-conference honors that season
Personal Parents are Mike and Holly ... has two sisters, Maren (26) and Katie (23) ... played in high school with current Utah State player, Brad Brown ... majoring in history ... Leuer pronounced "LOO-er"