"Leek Leek, SF – Tthere’s still work to do, but the Greensboro (N.C.) Veritas Sports Academy product is fun to watch because of the level of intensity he brings to the table. A 6-foot-6 wing, Leek is an above average athlete that patrols the paint looking for rebounds. Offensively he struggled to score inside, but he’s got a decent looking stroke, especially from mid-range. "
"EVALUATION: A terrific athlete, Leek Leek is a player in the process of making himself a more well-rounded player. He has worked very hard on his perimeter game, trying to improve his touch from 12-15 feet. Leek is also in the progress of improving his ballhandling skills.
If these two areas are improved over the next couple of years, then this young athlete will have a chance to play high division one basketball because of his athletic skills. He plays much bigger than his size, is learning the craft of shotblocking too, keeping the ball in play and getting it to teammates.
Leek is just 16 years old. So look out for this young athlete. We will keep you posted on his progress.
SCHOOLS MENTIONED BY OSNA COACHING STAFF AS BEING INTERESTED EARLY IN LEEK'S GAME: Georgetown, Pittsburgh, DePaul, and St. John's."
Post by Black PantherU on Nov 24, 2009 14:54:30 GMT -6
I met the Bogas when they were up here for the Concordia-St. Paul game. Very, very nice people who love this school because it is such a great fit for Lonnie. I realize they were talking to me and that might have changed their answer a bit, but they sounded sincere when they told me they'd love for Shaq to come to UWM.
June, 2008: Leek is a phenomenal athlete who can play above the rim like few others. That combined, with good size and length, makes him the prototypical wing player. The lefty also has a quickly emerging skill set as he can handle the ball fairly well, make open threes, or...
June, 2008: Leek is a phenomenal athlete who can play above the rim like few others. That combined, with good size and length, makes him the prototypical wing player. The lefty also has a quickly emerging skill set as he can handle the ball fairly well, make open threes, or pull-up off the dribble with good elevation. Leek is also a terrific finisher on the break, as well as a good scorer with his back to the basket when being guarded by a smaller player. Despite the fact that he is beginning to demonstrate a versatile skill set, he is still at his best when getting to the rim. One of his biggest problems at the moment is that he settles for contested jumpers instead of utilizing his explosiveness to attack the defense. Defensively, he does his best work when jumping into passing lanes from the weak side of the floor. However, he also has the potential to be an excellent on-the-ball defender given his size, length, and lateral quickness. Overall, Leek is a very impressive talent who is just beginning to come into his own. He has the ability to be very dynamic and special player down the road.
December, 2007: Leek Leek can leap, leap. Leek uses his outstanding jumping ability to be a menace to his opponents in the post on defense. He also uses his length to disrupt passing lanes. Scoring mostly on opportunity baskets around the hoop, this lefty has an okay turnaround jumper from close in. A year younger than most of his peers, Leek has ample time to develop the wing skills his frame dictates.
Nice hops. It looks like he's long and explosive -- I wonder whether he could be the point man at the top of a press. I always loved seeing Jason McCoy do that.
"She would constantly try to throw [Coach Jeter] off and create distractions," said another source who worked in the athletic department and no longer is at UWM. "All the time. It was bad. I felt bad for him all the time. I told him, 'You're a bigger man than I am.' It was brutal. Sabotage was in the cards." -- From the JS story, March 17, 2016
Post by ghostofdylan on Nov 25, 2009 10:16:29 GMT -6
Imagine for a moment one of our games actually being broadcast by Bill Raftery (perhaps this alone will be a cause for, say, Raf and Ian Eagle or Raf and Verne Lundquist to do a game):
I can quite clearly hear Raf saying, as Leek races across the court: "Beep, beep, Leek Leek." I know Bill has his share of detractors, but I really enjoy him. He's brings a passion -- "and Milwaukee, Verne Lundquist, opens the game man-to-man!" -- and a knowledge of the game that's hard to match.