The big man out of WIsconsin becomes the 27th individual NBA player assigned to the NBA D-League this year.
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 – The Cleveland Cavaliers toady assigned second-year forward Jon Leuer to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the 36th of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons and the first for Leuer, who becomes the 27th individual NBA player assigned this season.
Leuer (6-180, 228, Wisconsin) has appeared in five games for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 3.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 14.4 minutes. Originally selected in the second round (40th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Leuer played in 46 games, 12 as a starter, for Milwaukee last season, when he averaged 4.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 12.1 minutes. In 51 career NBA games, Leuer has averaged 4.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 12.3 minutes.
A four-year contributor for the Badgers, Leuer averaged 11.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 123 career NCAA games (68 starts). As a senior, Leuer led Wisconsin with 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and was a First Team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches.
Leuer is expected to join the Charge today and be available when the team travels to play the Springfield Armor on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Massachusetts.
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