NBA Draft 2011: Milwaukee Bucks Draft Former Badger Jon Leuer 40th Overall

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIJune 23, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 24:  Jon Leuer #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after being called for a foul against the Butler Bulldogs during the Southeast regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena on March 24, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With the 40th overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft, the Milwaukee Bucks selected former Wisconsin Badgers star, Jon Leuer. Leuer recently worked out with the Bucks and told Tom Enlund of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this about playing for Milwaukee:

“It would be cool (being drafted by the Bucks),” said Leuer. “The people in Madison, the Badger fans, have been great to me over the last four years and they’re one of a kind. I love my time in Madison. To stay in Wisconsin and stay with these fans definitely would be a great honor.”

Well, now Leuer and Badgers fans are all happy! This is a great “fan pick” for Milwaukee. Any time you bring in a player from Wisconsin, Marquette or any other state college, they will carry a nice-sized fanbase along with them.

Leuer is a great shooter for a seven-footer. Along with his high basketball IQ, Leuer will really be able to make an impact for the Bucks this season.

The Bucks selected Tobias Harris of Tennessee in the first round with the 19th pick. Let’s hope these two rookies can make quality contributions for the Bucks.

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