Meyers Leonard

United States

Meyers Leonard Bio

Who is Meyers Leonard

Center Meyers Leonard is one of the most prolific players in the NBA. He played college basketball for the University of Illinois before Trail Blazers selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft

Early Life (Childhood)

He attended Robinson High School where he played as a guard. During high school, he was inducted as a member of 2010 Illinois All-State Team as selected by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, News-Gazette, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He then attended the University of Illinois, where he played from 2010 to 2012.

Interesting Facts

Leonard made his NBA debut, logging in 23 minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers. As of 2017/18, his projected salary is $9,904,495 which will be increased up to $10,595,506 in 2018/19. Similarly, in 2019/20, the Blazers will pay him a total of $11,286,515. Through his performance, he has made 7.49 percent more than in 2016/17. In the same fashion, he is the 30th best-paid center this year and projected to be the 26th best-paid center next year.

Personal Life

Leonard and Elle Bielfeldt reportedly started dating in 2011. The couple happily dated for more than three years and the two got engaged over Memorial Day weekend in 2014. Later in 2015, the duo celebrated their wedding in the presence of some important guests and relatives. He owns a dog which is of the Siberian Husky breed. His older brother, Bailey, is an officer of U.S Marine.


His first career starts on November 21, 2012, against the Phoenix Suns, where he finished with 12 points and five rebounds. On December 23, 2016, he scored a season-high 16 points off the bench in a 110–90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.


To date, he has not faced any rumor or controversy