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Biography

Background

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Born May 14, 1989 in Long Lake, Minn… Name is pronounced LOO-er… Son of Mike and Holly Leuer… Has two sisters, Maren and Katie… Majored in history at Wisconsin… Averaged 23.2 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior at Orono High School (Minn.)… Primarily played as a guard throughout high school before having a 10-inch growth spurt before his senior year.

2012-13 Season

Completed his second NBA season with averages of 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds on .481 shooting in 6.7 minutes in 28 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies…

Averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds on .357 shooting in 10.1 minutes in nine games for Cleveland before being traded to Memphis for Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a 2013 first round draft pick on Jan. 22…

Notched 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds on .625 shooting in 5.1 minutes in 19 games with Memphis…

Recorded season highs in scoring (11) and rebounding (5), all coming in the fourth quarter, on April 9 vs. Charlotte in his only double-digit scoring performance of the season…

DNP (Coach’s Decision) in 43 games… Inactive 13 games…

NBA D-League: Posted 19.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .512 shooting (.467 3FG shooting) in 36.5 minutes in eight games (seven starts) over two assignments with the NBA Development League’s Canton Charge…

Scored in double figures in all eight games and reached 20-plus points seven times, including a D-League career-high 28 points on Dec. 14 vs. Springfield…

Collected 10-plus rebounds seven times, including a D-League career-high 16 boards on Dec. 14 vs. Springfield and Dec. 15 vs. Iowa…

Assigned to Canton from Dec. 8-20 and Jan. 3-7…

2013 Playoffs: Averaged 0.4 points and 0.6 rebounds on .500 shooting in 2.4 minutes in five appearances during the postseason… Made his NBA Playoffs debut on April 20 at LA Clippers in Game 1 of the opening round.

NBA Career

The two-year pro holds career averages of 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds on .504 shooting in 10.1 minutes in 73 games (12 starts) with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies…

Owns NBA Development League career averages of 19.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .512 shooting (.467 3FG shooting) in 36.5 minutes in eight games (seven starts) with the Canton Charge…

2011-12 (Milwaukee): Averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds on .508 shooting in 12.1 minutes in 46 games (12 starts) as a rookie for the Bucks… Scored a career-high 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting in 20 minutes on Jan. 27, 2012 at Chicago.

Career Transactions

Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (10th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft on June 23, 2011… Signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 15, 2011…

Traded by the Milwaukee Bucks with Jon Brockman, Shaun Livingston and a 2012 first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Samuel Dalembert, cash considerations, a 2012 first round draft pick and a future second round draft pick on June 27, 2012… Waived by the Houston Rockets on July 18, 2012…

Claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 20, 2012… Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a 2013 first round draft pick on Jan. 22, 2013.

International Career

2011-12 (Germany): Played for Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt during the 2011 offseason, averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists on .495 shooting in 10 games in the German League … Posted 12.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in three EuroCup games.

College Career

Played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin and averaged 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists on .482 shooting in 123 games for the Badgers…

Finished 12th in school history in scoring (1,376 points)…

One of eight players in program history with at least 1,300 points and 500 rebounds…

Places 10th on the UW all-time ledger in blocks (85)…

2010-11 (Senior): Led Wisconsin with 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds to go with 1.6 assists on .470 shooting in 34 games…

2011 Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention… 2011 NABC All-District 11 and USBWA All-District 5 selection…

His 621 total points were the third-highest single-season total in UW history… Ranked third in the Big Ten in scoring and fifth in rebounding…

Guided Wisconsin to the Sweet 16, averaging 20.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament…

Scored a career-high 29 points on Dec. 4, 2010 vs. South Dakota…

2009-10 (Junior): Earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention after averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 blocks on .522 shooting in 24 games…

Ranked ninth in the conference in scoring and rebounding…

2008-09 (Sophomore): Posted 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds on .466 shooting while playing in all 33 games…

2007-08 (Freshman): Recorded 2.9 points and 1.3 rebounds on .473 shooting in 32 games as a freshman… Connected on 12 of his 26 attempts from three-point range (.462).

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 228 lbs./ 103.4 kg
Born: May 14, 1989
From: University of Wisconsin
Draft: 2nd Round (40th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2012 - 2013
  Houston Rockets 2012 - 2012
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 - 2012
  Milwaukee Bucks 2011 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: Wisconsin/USA

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