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1974-75

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Nate Williams G 6-4 185 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Crane HS
11 Dave Roberts G 6-2 180 Sr. Broadview, Ill./Proviso East HS
15 Tom Carmichael F/C 6-7 215 Sr. Rochelle, Ill./Rochelle HS
20 Dennis Graff G 6-1 170 Jr. Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City HS
22 Howie Johnson G 6-2 165 So. Marshall, Ill./Marshall HS
24 Tom Gerhardt F 6-5 210 So. Chicago, Ill./De La Salle HS
32 Rick Schmidt F 6-6 205 Sr. Royal, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Otho Tucker G 6-6 190 x-Sr. Paris, Ill./Paris HS
34 Rick Leighty G/F 6-3 180 Fr. Lawrenceville, Ill./Lawrenceville HS
40 Rich Adams F 6-8 180 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain HS
41 Dave Smith F/C 6-7½ 205 Jr. Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS
42 Tim Bushell F/G 6-6 195 So. Lincoln, Ill./Lincoln HS
43 Brad Farnham F 6-6½ 205 So. Paris, Ill./Paris HS
44 Audie Matthews F/G 6-4½ 180 Fr. Chicago Hts., Ill./Bloom HS
53 Bill Rucks C 7-0 250 Jr. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
54 Mike Washington F 6-7 210 Jr. Chicago, Ill.//Morgan Park HS
 
Head Coach: Gene Bartow (1st year at Illinois, 19th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Leroy Hunt (1st year), Tony Yates (1st year)

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1975-76

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Nate Williams G 6-4 185 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Crane HS
12 Ken Ferdinand F 6-7 200 Fr. Urbana, Ill./Urbana HS
20 Dennis Graff G 6-1 170 Sr. Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City HS
23 Larry Lubin G 6-0 175 Fr. Evanston, Ill./Evanston HS
24 Tom Gerhardt F 6-5 210 So. Chicago, Ill./De La Salle HS
33 Otho Tucker G 6-6 190 Sr. Paris, Ill./Paris HS
34 Rick Leighty G/F 6-3 180 So. Lawrenceville, Ill./Lawrenceville HS
40 Rich Adams F/C 6-9 200 So. Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain HS
42 Tim Bushell F 6-6 195 Jr. Lincoln, Ill./Lincoln HS
44 Audie Matthews F/G 6-5 180 So. Chicago Hts., Ill./Bloom Twp. HS
53 Bill Rucks C 7-0 250 Sr. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
54 Mike Washington F/C 6-8 210 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (1st year at Illinois, 13th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (2nd year), Les Wothke, Mark Coomes

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1976-77

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Rick Kirby G 6-1 175 Fr. Urbana, Ill./Urbana HS
12 Ken Ferdinand F 6-6 200 So. Urbana, Ill./Urbana HS
20 Jeff Berry G 6-2 175 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park HS
21 Steve Lanter G 6-4 175 Fr. Belleville, Ill./Mascoutah
23 Larry Lubin G 6-0 175 So. Evanston, Ill./Evanston HS
24 Tom Gerhardt F 6-6 210 Jr. Chicago, Ill./De La Salle HS
30 Rob Judson G 6-2 170 Fr. Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton HS
31 Neil Bresnahan F 6-6 195 Fr. Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick HS
32 Levi Cobb F 6-6 205 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park HS
34 Rick Leighty G/F 6-4 180 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ill./Lawrenceville HS
40 Rich Adams F 6-8 200 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain HS
42 Tim Bushell F 6-6 195 Sr. Lincoln, Ill./Lincoln HS
43 Audie Matthews G 6-5 180 Jr. Chicago Hts., Ill./Bloom Twp. HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (2nd year at Illinois, 14th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (3rd year), Les Wothke, Bill Molinari

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1977-78

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Reno Gray G 6-2 170 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Hales Franciscan HS/ Lake Land JC
12 Ken Ferdinand F 6-6 200 Jr. Urbana, Ill./Urbana HS
20 Matt Meyer G 6-0 165 Jr. Manito, Ill./Foreman HS
21 Steve Lanter G 6-4 180 So. Belleville, Ill./Mascoutah
23 Larry Lubin G 6-0 175 Jr. Evanston, Ill./Evanston HS
24 Tom Gerhardt F 6-6 210 Sr. Chicago, Ill./De La Salle HS
30 Rob Judson G 6-2 175 So. Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton HS
31 Neil Bresnahan F 6-6 200 So. Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick HS
32 Levi Cobb F 6-6 205 So. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park HS
33 Eddie Johnson F 6-7 210 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse HS
40 Rich Adams F 6-9 205 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain HS
41 Mike Jones G/F 6-4 185 Fr. Joliet, Ill./Central HS
42 Mark Smith F 6-7 195 Fr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
43 Audie Matthews G 6-5 185 Sr. Chicago Hts., Ill./Bloom Twp. HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (3rd year at Illinois, 15th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (4th year), Les Wothke, Bob Hildebrand, Mark Bial

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1978-79

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
12 Kevin Westervelt G 6-1 165 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
13 James Griffin F 6-10 200 Fr. Grandview, Texas/Dunbar HS
15 Cletis Hubbard G 6-0 180 Fr. Ft. Worth, Texas/Dunbar HS
20 Matt Meyer G 6-0 165 Sr. Manito, Ill./Foreman HS
21 Steve Lanter G 6-4 190 Jr. Belleville, Ill./Mascoutah
22 Perry Range G 6-4 180 Fr. South Beloit, Ill./South Beloit HS
23 Larry Lubin G 6-0 175 Sr. Glencoe, Ill./Evanston HS
30 Rob Judson G 6-2 175 Jr. Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton HS
31 Neil Bresnahan F 6-6 200 Jr. Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick HS
32 Levi Cobb F 6-6 200 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park HS
33 Eddie Johnson F 6-8 210 So. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse HS
42 Mark Smith F 6-7 195 So. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
43 Bryan Leonard F 6-10 210 Fr. Belleville, Ill./East HS
44 Derek Holcomb C 6-11 230 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (4th year at Illinois, 16h year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (5th year), Les Wothke, Tony Yates, Mark Bial (Part-time/ 1st year)

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1979-80

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Reno Gray G 6-2 170 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Hales Franciscan HS
12 Kevin Westervelt G 6-1 165 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
13 James Griffin C 6-10 200 So. Grandview, Texas/Dunbar HS
20 Kevin Bontemps G 6-1 175 Fr. Morton, Ill./Morton HS
21 Quinn Richardson G 6-0 175 Fr. Robbins, Ill./Eisenhower HS
22 Perry Range G 6-4 180 So. South Beloit, Ill./South Beloit HS
30 Rob Judson G 6-2 175 Sr. Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton HS
31 Neil Bresnahan F 6-6 200 Sr. Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick HS
32 Levi Cobb F 6-6 205 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park HS
33 Eddie Johnson F 6-8 210 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse HS
42 Mark Smith F 6-7 195 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
43 Bryan Leonard F 6-10 210 So. Belleville, Ill./East HS
44 Derek Holcomb C 6-11 230 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (5th year at Illinois, 17h year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (6th year), Dick Nagy (1st year), Larry Lubin (Part-time/1st year)

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1980-81

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Craig Tucker G 6-1 175 Jr. Flint, Mich./Northern HS
12 Derek Harper G 6-4 185 Fr. W. Palm Beach, Fla./North Shore HS
13 James Griffin C 6-10 205 Jr. Grandview, Texas/Dunbar HS
14 Sherrod Arnold G 5-11 150 So. Chicago, Ill./Wendell Phillips HS
15 Mitch Arnold G-F 6-5 190 Fr. Effingham, Ill./Effingham HS
20 Kevin Bontemps G 6-2 180 So. Morton, Ill./Morton HS
21 Quinn Richardson G 5-11 175 So. Robbins, Ill./Eisenhower HS
22 Perry Range G 6-4 180 Jr. South Beloit, Ill./South Beloit HS
33 Eddie Johnson F 6-8 215 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse HS
42 Mark Smith F 6-8 215 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
43 Bryan Leonard F 6-10 230 So. Belleville, Ill./East HS
44 Derek Holcomb C 6-11 230 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (6th year at Illinois, 18h year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (7th year), Dick Nagy (2nd year), Bob Hull (2nd year), Levi Cobb (1st year), Dan Smith (1st year)

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1981-82

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Craig Tucker G 6-1 175 Sr. Flint, Mich./Northern HS
11 Dan Klier F 6-7 215 Jr. Naperville, Ill./Central HS
12 Derek Harper G 6-4 185 So. West Palm Beach, Fla./North Shore HS
13 James Griffin C 6-10 205 Sr. Grandview, Texas/Dunbar HS
20 Kevin Bontemps G 6-2 180 Jr. Morton, Ill./Morton HS
21 Quinn Richardson G 5-11 175 Jr. Robbins, Ill./Eisenhower HS
22 Perry Range G 6-4 180 Sr. South Beloit, Ill./South Beloit HS
23 George Montgomery F 6-8 215 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Corliss HS
32 Jay Daniels F 6-7 185 Fr. West Palm Beach, Fla./Leonard HS
34 Dee Maras F 6-7 225 Fr. Antioch, Ill./Antioch HS
43 Bryan Leonard F 6-10 230 Jr. Belleville, Ill./East HS
44 Anthony Welch F 6-9 180 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (7th year at Illinois, 19h year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (8th year), Dick Nagy (3rd year), Bob Hull (3rd year)

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1982-83

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
11 Mike O'Brien G 6-2 165 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
12 Derek Harper G 6-4 185 Fr. W. Palm Beach, Fla./North Shore HS
20 Kevin Bontemps G 6-2 180 Sr. Morton, Ill./Morton HS
21 Quinn Richardson G 5-11 175 Sr. Robbins, Ill./Eisenhower HS
22 Doug Altenberger G 6-4 180 Fr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
23 George Montgomery C 6-8 215 So. Chicago, Ill./Corliss HS
24 Efrem Winters F 6-9 210 Fr. Chicago, Ill./King HS
25 Bruce Douglas G 6-3 175 Fr.. Quincy, Ill./Quincy HS
30 Scott Meents F-C 6-9 230 Fr. Kankakee, Ill./Herscher HS
31 Don Klusendorf F 6-6 210 Jr. Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township HS
32 Jay Daniels F 6-7 185 So. W. Palm Beach, Fla./Leonard
34 Dee Maras F 6-7 225 So. Antioch, Ill./Antioch HS
35 Reggie Woodward G 6-2 165 Fr. Chicago, Ill./King HS
43 Bryan Leonard C 6-10 230 Sr. Belleville, Ill./East HS
44 Anthony Welch F 6-9 180 So. Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (8th year at Illinois, 20th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Yates (9th year), Dick Nagy (4th year), Bob Hull (4th year)

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1983-84

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Tony Wysinger G 5-10 155 Fr. Peoria, Ill./Central High School
11 Tom Schafer F 6-7 205 Fr. Alqonquin, Ill./Jacobs HS
15 B.J. Jenkins F 6-4 175 Fr, Palatine, Ill./Palatine HS
21 Quinn Richardson G 5-11 175 Sr.* Robbins, Ill./Eisenhower HS
22 Doug Altenberger F-G 6-4 180 So. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
23 George Montgomery C 6-8 215 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Corliss HS
24 Efrem Winters F 6-9 210 So. Chicago, Ill./King HS
25 Bruce Douglas G 6-3 175 So. Quincy, Ill./Quincy HS
30 Scott Meents F-C 6-9 230 So. Kankakee, Ill./Herscher HS
31 Don Klusendorf F 6-6 210 Sr. Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township HS
32 Dragomir Marinkovich F 6-4 195 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Lane Tech HS
33 Stephan Freeman G 6-2 180 So. Chicago, Ill./
34 Dee Maras F 6-7 225 Jr. Antioch, Ill./Antioch HS
35 Reggie Woodward G 6-2 190 So. Chicago, Ill./King HS
43 Tom Siegel F 6-5 200 Jr. Belleville, Ill./East HS
44 Anthony Welch F 6-9 200 Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (9th year at Illinois, 21st year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (5th year), Jimmy Collins (1st year), Bob Hull (5th year)

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1984-85

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
4 Scott Haftner G 6-4 165 Fr. Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville HS
10 Tony Wysinger G 5-10 155 So. Peoria, Ill./Central High School
21 Glynn Blackwell G 6-4 175 Fr. Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park HS
22 Doug Altenberger G 6-4 200 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
23 George Montgomery G 6-9 235 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Corliss HS
24 Efrem Winters F 6-9 230 Jr. Chicago, Ill./King HS
25 Bruce Douglas G 6-3 195 Jr. Quincy, Ill./Quincy HS
30 Scott Meents C 6-10 230 Jr. Kankakee, Ill./Herscher HS
33 Ken Norman F 6-8 215 So. Chicago, Ill./Crane HS
34 Dee Maras F 6-7 220 Sr. Antioch, Ill./Antioch HS
35 Reggie Woodward G 6-2 190 Jr. Chicago, Ill./King HS
40 Olaf Blab C 7-0 235 Fr. Munich, West Germany/Charleston, Ill. HS
44 Anthony Welch F 6-9 200 Jr.* Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston HS
54 Jens Kujawa C 6-9 240 Fr. Braunschweig, West Germany/Taylorville HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (10th year at Illinois, 22nd year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (6th year), Jimmy Collins (2nd year), Bob Hull (6th year)

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1985-86

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Tony Wysinger G 5-10 155 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Central HS
12 Chuck Keller G 5-10 145 Sr. Effingham, Ill./Effingham HS
21 Glynn Blackwell G 6-4 175 So. Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park HS
22 Doug Altenberger G 6-4 200 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods HS
23 Curtis Taylor G 6-1 170 Fr. Syracuse, N.Y./Fowler HS
24 Effrem Winters F 6-9 235 Sr. Chicago, Ill./King HS
25 Bruce Douglas G 6-3 195 Sr. Quincy, Ill./Quincy HS
30 Scott Meents F 6-10 230 Sr. Kankakee, Ill./Herscher HS
33 Ken Norman F 6-8 215 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Crane HS
34 Dave Wells G 6-5 200 Jr. Freeport, Ill./Freeport HS
35 Reggie Woodward G 6-2 190 Sr. Chicago, Ill./King HS
40 Olaf Blab C 7-0 235 So. Munich, West Germany/Charleston, Ill. HS
44 Anthony Welch F 6-9 200 Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston HS
45 Lowell Hamilton F 6-7 195 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Providence-St. Mel HS
54 Jens Kujawa C 7-0 240 So. Braunschweig, West Germany/Taylorville HS
42 Jim Green F 6-4 190 Sr. Morton, Ill./Morton HS
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (11th year at Illinois, 23rd year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (7th year), Jimmy Collins (3rd year), Mark Coomes (1st year)

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1986-87

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Tony Wysinger*** G 5-10 155 Sr. Peoria, Ill/Central
13 Kendall Gill G 6-3 180 Fr. Matteson, Ill./Rich Central
21 Glynn Blackwell* G 6-4 175 Jr. Highland Park, MI/Highland Park
22 Doug Altenberger*** G/F 6-4 200 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Richwoods
31 Larry Smith G 6-2 185 Fr. Alton, Ill./Alton
33 Ken Norman** F 6-8 215 Sr. Chicago, Ill/Crane
35 Steve Bardo G/F 6-5 190 Fr. Carbondale, Ill./Carbondale
40 Olaf Blab C 7-1 235 So. Charleston, Ill./Charleston
42 Jim Green F 6-4 190 Sr. Morton, Ill./Morton
43 Jeff Finke F 6-6 200 Fr. Casey, Ill./Casey
44 Phil Kunz F 6-9 220 Fr. Carlyle, Ill./Carlyle
45 Lowell Hamilton* F 6-7 195 So. Chicago, Ill./Providence St. Mel
54 Jens Kujawa* C 7-0 245 So. Taylorville, Ill./Taylorville
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (11th at Illinois, 25th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (8th year), Jimmy Collins (4th year), Mark Coomes (2nd Year)

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1987-88

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
13 Kendall Gill* G 6-4 178 So. Matteson, Ill./Rich Central
21 Glynn Blackwell** G 6-4 181 Sr. Highland Park, Mich./Highland Park
23 Larry Smith* G 6-4 190 So. Alton, Ill./Alton
24 Ervin Small F 6-7 199 So. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
25 Nick Anderson G/F 6-6 215 So. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
32 Bob Starnes G 6-4 180 Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
33 Ken Battle F 6-5 211 Jr. Aurora, Ill./West
35 Steve Bardo* G/F 6-6 199 So. Carbondale, Ill./Carbondale
44 Phil Kunz* F 6-9 229 So. Carlyle, Ill./Carlyle
45 Lowell Hamilton** F 6-6 209 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Providence St. Mel
54 Jens Kujawa** C 7-0 251 Jr. Taylorville, Ill./Taylorville
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (12th at Illinois, 26th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (9th year), Jimmy Collins (5th year), Mark Coomes (3rd Year)

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1988-89

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 P.J. Bowman G 5-10 172 Jr. Champaign, Ill./Parkland College
13 Kendall Gill** G 6-4 188 Jr. Matteson, Ill./Rich Central
20 Eddie Manzke G 6-2 172 Sr. Orland Park, Ill./Marist
22 Lou Aguilera G 6-6 178 Fr. Madison, CN./Daniel Hand
23 Larry Smith** G 6-4 190 Jr. Alton, Ill./Alton
24 Ervin Small* F 6-7 216 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
25 Nick Anderson G/F 6-6 213 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
30 Marcus Liberty F 6-8 204 So. Chicago, Ill./King
32 Brian O'Connell F 6-4 194 Jr. Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg
33 Kenny Battle F 6-6 211 Sr. Aurora, Ill./West
34 Andy Kaufmann F 6-6 212 Fr. Jacksonville, Ill./Jacksonville
35 Stephen Bardo** G/F 6-6 201 Jr. Carbondale, Ill./Carbondale
40 Mike MacDonald F 6-6 211 Sr. Streamwood, Ill./Streamwood
42 Mark Shapland G/F 6-1 190 Sr. Monticello, Ill./Monticello
45 Lowell Hamilton F/C 6-7 208 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Providence St. Mel
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (13th at Illinois, 27th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (10th year), Jimmy Collins (6th year), Mark Coomes (4th year), Scott Nagy (grad asst.)

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1989-90

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
3 Tim Geers F 6-5 194 Fr. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
4 Brooks Taylor G 6-4 172 Fr. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
10 P.J. Bowman* G 5-10 174 Sr. Champaign, Ill./Parkland College
12 Travis Smith G 6-1 175 Sr. Ridgeway, Ill./Ridgeway
13 Kendall Gill*** G 6-5 195 Sr. Matteson, Ill./Rich Central
20 Ken Gibson G 6-2 193 Fr. Bloomington, Ill./Bloomington
21 Rodney Jones C/F 6-7 210 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa./New Mexico JC
24 Ervin Small** F 6-7 222 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
25 Deon Thomas F 6-8 200 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
30 Marcus Liberty* F 6-8 208 Jr. Chicago, Ill./King
32 Tom Michael F 6-8 187 Fr. Hoffman, Ill./Carlyle
34 Andy Kaufmann F 6-6 219 So. Jacksonville, Ill./Jacksonville
35 Stephen Bardo*** G/F 6-6 197 Sr. Carbondale, Ill./Carbondale
42 Brian O'Connell G/F 6-4 194 Sr. Schaumburg, Ill./Parkland College
50 Andy Kpedi C 6-7 216 Sr. St. Anne, Ill./Kankakee JC
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (14th at Illinois, 28th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (11th year), Jimmy Collins (7th year), Mark Coomes (5th year)

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1990-91

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
3 Tim Geers* F 6-5 194 So. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
4 Brooks Taylor* G 6-4 172 So. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
11 Rennie Clemons G 6-0 170 Fr. Springfield, Ill./Calvary
23 Larry Smith*** G 6-4 190 Sr. Alton, Ill./Alton
24 Scott Pierce F 6-8 195 Fr. Euless, Tex./Trinity
25 Deon Thomas F/C 6-9 200 Fr.+ Chicago, Ill./Simeon
32 Tom Michael F 6-8 187 Fr.+ Hoffman, Ill./Carlyle
34 Andy Kaufmann* F 6-6 219 Jr. Jacksonville, Ill./Jacksonville
44 T.J. Wheeler G 6-4 180 Fr. Christopher, Ill./Christopher
50 Andy Kpedi C 6-7 216 Sr. St. Anne, Ill./Kankakee JC
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (15th at Illinois, 29th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (12th year), Jimmy Collins (8th year), Mark Coomes (6th year), Anthony Welch (grad asst.)

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1991-92

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
3 Tim Geers** F 6-5 200 Jr. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
4 Brooks Taylor** G 6-4 185 Jr. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
10 Will Tuttle G 6-1 175 Fr. Mokena, Ill./Mokena
11 Rennie Clemons* G 6-0 186 So. Springfield, Ill./Calvary
13 Doug Clarida G 6-0 173 Sr. Marion, Ill./Marion
14 Matt Williams G 6-4 175 Fr. Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
21 Scott Pierce* F 6-8 202 So. Euless, Tex./Trinity
23 Mike Duis F 6-5 210 Jr. Crescent City, Ill./Parkland College
25 Deon Thomas* F/C 6-9 222 So.+ Chicago, Ill./Simeon
30 Robert Bennett F 6-6 196 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Julian
32 Tom Michael* F 6-8 215 So.+ Hoffman, Ill./Carlyle
33 Marc Davidson F 6-6 216 Fr. Minooka, Ill./Aurora Christian
44 T.J. Wheeler G 6-4 189 So. Christopher, Ill./Christopher
50 Matt Schnaderbeck F 6-5 190 Sr. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (16th at Illinois, 30th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (13th year), Jimmy Collins (9th year), Mark Coomes (7th year), Anthony Welch (grad asst.)

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1992-93

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
3 Davin Harris G 6-0 159 Jr. Bloomington, Ill./Parkland
4 Brooks Taylor*** G 6-4 191 Sr. Chicago, Ill./DeLaSalle
11 Rennie Clemons** G 6-0 186 Jr. Springfield, Ill./Calvary
24 Richard Keene G 6-6 187 Fr. Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville
25 Deon Thomas** F/C 6-9 232 Jr.+ Chicago, Ill./Simeon
30 Robert Bennett* F 6-6 201 So. Chicago, Ill./Julian
32 Tom Michael** F 6-8 223 Jr.+ Hoffman, Ill./Carlyle
33 Marc Davidson* F 6-6 221 So. Minooka, Ill./Aurora Christian
34 Andy Kaufmann** F 6-6 224 Sr. Jacksonville, Ill./Jacksonville
42 Gene Cross G 6-3 188 Jr. Olympia Fields, Ill./Rich Central
44 T.J. Wheeler* G 6-4 191 Jr. Christopher, Ill./Christopher
45 Chris Gandy F 6-9 201 Fr. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais
52 Steve Roth* C 6-10 242 So. Belleville, Ill./East
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (17th at Illinois, 31st year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (14th year), Jimmy Collins (10th year), Mark Coomes (8th year)

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1993-94

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
22 Kiwane Garris G 6-2 176 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse
24 Richard Keene* G 6-6 197 So. Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville
25 Deon Thomas*** F/C 6-9 238 r-Sr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
30 Robert Bennett** F 6-6 208 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Julian
31 Brett Robisch C 6-11 224 r-Fr. Springfield, Ill./Calvary
32 Tom Michael*** F 6-8 219 r-Sr. Hoffman, Ill./Carlyle
35 Shelly Clark F/C 6-9 262 Jr. Chicago, Ill./S. Shore/Indian Hills CC
40 Jerry Hester F 6-6 187 Fr. Peoria, Ill./Manual
42 Gene Cross* G 6-3 182 Sr. Olympia Fields, Ill./Rich Central
44 T.J. Wheeler** G 6-4 200 Sr. Buckner, Ill./Christopher
45 Chris Gandy F 6-9 208 r-Fr. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais
52 Steve Roth** C 6-10 254 Jr. Belleville, Ill./East
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (18th at Illinois, 32nd year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (15th year), Jimmy Collins (11th year), Mark Coomes (9th year)

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1994-95

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
21 Matt Heldman G 6-0 168 Fr. Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
22 Kiwane Garris* G 6-2 182 So. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse
24 Richard Keene** G 6-6 212 Jr. Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville
25 Bryant Notree G 6-4 200 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
30 Robert Bennett*** F 6-6 202 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Julian
31 Brett Robisch C 6-11 224 r-Fr. Springfield, Ill./Calvary
32 Jerry Gee F 6-7 230 Fr. Chicago, Ill./St. Martin de Porres
33 Kevin Turner G 6-2 161 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
34 Brian Johnson F 6-6 191 r-Fr. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
35 Shelly Clark F/C 6-9 262 Jr. Chicago, Ill./S. Shore/Indian Hills CC
40 Jerry Hester* F 6-6 195 So. Peoria, Ill./Manual
45 Chris Gandy* F 6-9 230 r-So. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais
52 Steve Roth** C 6-10 249 Sr. Belleville, Ill./East
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (19th at Illinois, 33rd year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (16th year), Jimmy Collins (12th year), Mark Bial (1st year)

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1995-96

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
21 Matt Heldman* G 6-0 162 So. Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
22 Kiwane Garris** G 6-2 183 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse
24 Richard Keene*** G 6-6 205 Sr. Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville
25 Bryant Notree* G 6-5 205 So. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
31 Brett Robisch* C 6-11 239 So. Springfield, Ill./Calvary
32 Jerry Gee* F 6-8 239 So. Chicago, Ill./St. Martin de Porres
33 Kevin Turner* G 6-2 162 So. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
34 Brian Johnson* F 6-6 196 So. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
40 Jerry Hester** F 6-6 194 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Manual
44 Ryan Blackwell F 6-8 207 Fr. Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford-Sutherland
45 Chris Gandy** F 6-9 207 Jr. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais
 
Head Coach: Lou Henson (20th at Illinois, 34th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Nagy (17th year), Jimmy Collins (13th year), Mark Bial (2nd year)

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1996-97

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
00 Victor Chukwudebe F 6-7 230 Fr. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
4 Fess Hawkins C 6-9 275 Fr. Pine Bluff, Ark./Dollarway
5 Halim Abdullah G 5-9 155 Jr. Jersey City, N.J./St. Anthony's/Coffeyville JC (Kan.)
21 Matt Heldman** G 6-0 162 Jr. Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
22 Kiwane Garris*** G 6-2 183 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Westinghouse
25 Bryant Notree** G 6-5 205 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
32 Jerry Gee** F 6-8 239 Jr. Chicago, Ill./St. Martin de Porres
33 Kevin Turner** G 6-2 162 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
34 Brian Johnson** F 6-6 196 Jr. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
35 Carvell Ammons F 6-6 207 So. Champaign, Ill./Champaign Centennial
40 Jerry Hester*** F 6-6 194 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Manual
42 Herb Caldwell* F 6-8 220 Sr. Jacksonville, Ill./Jacksonville/Lincoln Land CC
45 Chris Gandy*** F 6-9 207 Sr. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais
 
Head Coach: Lon Kruger (1st at Illinois, 14th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Robert McCullum, Rob Judson, Mike Shepherd

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1997-98

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
00 Victor Chukwudebe* F 6-7 230 So. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
4 Arias Davis G 6-2 180 Jr. Waycross, Ga./Ware County/Otero JC (Colo.)
10 Jelani Boline* G 5-10 170 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
12 Jeff Reichardt G 6-1 185 So. Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg
13 Cory Bradford G 6-2 200 Fr. Memphis, Tenn./Raleigh Egypt
21 Matt Heldman*** G 6-0 167 Sr. Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
23 Jerry Hester*** F 6-6 210 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Manual
30 Luke Williams G 6-2 185 Fr. Mattoon, Ill./Shiloh
31 David Freeman* G 6-4 207 Sr. Champaign, Ill./Champaign Central
32 Jarrod Gee*** F 6-8 240 Sr. Chicago, Ill./St. Martin de Porres
33 Kevin Turner*** G 6-3 170 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Simeon
34 Brian Johnson*** F 6-6 208 Sr. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
35 Carvell Ammons F 6-6 207 So. Champaign, Ill./Champaign Centennial
40 Sergio McClain G/F 6-3 230 Fr. Peoria, Ill./Manual
42 Awvee Storey G/F 6-6 215 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Proviso West
44 Rich Beyers F 6-8 230 So. Shelbyville, Ill./Shelbyville
 
Head Coach: Lon Kruger (2nd at Illinois, 15th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Robert McCullum, Rob Judson, Steve Henson

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1998-99

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
00 Victor Chukwudebe** F 6-7 230 Jr. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
3 Arias Davis* G 6-2 180 Sr. Waycross, Ga./Ware County/Otero JC (Colo.)
4 Fess Hawkins C 6-10 270 So. Pine Bluff, Ark./Dollarway/Westark CC (Ark.)
5 Nate Mast G 5-10 160 So. Champaign, Ill./Central
13 Cory Bradford G 6-2 200 Fr. Memphis, Tenn./Raleigh Egypt
21 Robert Archibald F/C 6-10 215 Fr. Ballwin, Mo./Lafayette
22 Lucas Johnson F 6-7 215 Fr. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
30 Frank Williams G 6-3 190 Fr. Peoria, Ill./Manual
32 Cleotis Brown G 6-4 220 Jr. Pittsview, Ala./Russell County/Southern Union JC
33 Damir Krupalija F 6-8 215 Fr. Rockford, Ill./Boylan
35 Carvell Ammons F 6-6 207 So. Champaign, Ill./Centennial
40 Sergio McClain* G/F 6-3 215 So. Peoria, Ill./Manual
44 Rich Beyers* F 6-8 230 So. Shelbyville, Ill./Shelbyville
 
Head Coach: Lon Kruger (3rd at Illinois, 16th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Robert McCullum, Rob Judson, Steve Henson



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