Illinois basketball vs. Chicago State at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Nov. 22, 2013.
Men's Basketball Orange and Blue Scrimmage at State Farm Center - Oct. 17, 2013 (Will Wyss/Illinois Athletics)
Photos from Illinois on-campus basketball media day, Oct. 9. 2013. (photos by Derek Neal/Illinois Athletics)
AT ILLINOIS2013-14 REDSHIRT: Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules ... One of three recipients of team's Most Improved Player award ... Has two years of eligibility remaining with the Illini.
AT SETON HALLPlayed in 65 career games at Seton Hall, starting 58 times ... Totaled 637 points (9.8 ppg) and shot 38.8 percent from 3-point range (132-340) ... Started 27 of 31 games last season, ranking second on the team in scoring with an average of 12.6 points ... Scored in double figures in 21 games, with six 20-plus point performances ... Career-high 25 points vs. Connecticut (Feb. 10, 2013) ... Shot 40 percent from behind the arc (66-165), ranking sixth in the Big East in 3-point percentage ... Also was second on the team in assists with a 3.0 average ... Set a career high with five 3-pointers at Notre Dame (Jan. 5, 2013) ... Started 31 of 34 games as a freshman, averaging 7.9 points and earning Seton Hall Freshman Athlete of the Year honors ... Scored in double figures 11 times, led by a season-high 19 points against Pittsburgh (Feb. 12, 2012) ... Also made 66 three-pointers as a rookie, shooting 37.7 percent from long distance.
HIGH SCHOOLAveraged 21.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his final season at Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) Prep, earning team MVP honors and leading the squad to a 21-9 record ... First-team Class AAA New England Preparatory School Athletic Council All-League ... Selected to play in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he won the 3-point shooting contest ... High School Coach at Northfield Mount Hermon was John Carroll ... Prior to two years of prep school, attended Jeffersontown High School in Louisville for two years after beginning his high school career at Louisville's duPont Manual.
PERSONALBorn July 31, 1992 ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Parents are Tracey Pope and George and Tomika Cosby ... Has two younger sisters, Amber and Trinity, and and two younger brothers, Cameron and Xavier.