Meyers Leonard To Blazers With No. 11 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft

06/28/2012 08:46 pm ET | Updated Aug 28, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers selected 7-foot-1 center Meyers Leonard out of Illinois with the 11th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Leonard averaged 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season before declaring early for the draft. He led the Big Ten with an average of 1.9 blocks per game.

The Blazers also selected point guard Damian Lillard out of Weber State with the sixth overall pick earlier in the night.

It was the first time the Blazers have had two lottery picks in the draft. Portland also has the 40th and 41st picks.

NBA Draft 2012 Round 1 Results