Photos from Illinois on-campus basketball media day, Oct. 9. 2013. (photos by Derek Neal/Illinois Athletics)
Transferred to Illinois after three years at Oregon State ... Will sit out the upcoming season per NCAA rules and then have one year of eligibility remaining with the Illini.
AT OREGON STATE
Career double-figure scorer at Oregon State, averaging 10.2 points in 97 games ... Totaled 991 points, finishing his OSU career just nine points shy of 1,000 ... Oregon State's all-time leader in 3-point field goals with 185 ... Started 27 of 32 games last season, averaging 10.4 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals ... Shot 39.5 percent from behind the arc (64-162), ranking sixth in the Pac-12 in 3-point percentage ... Scored a career-high 33 points against New Mexico State (Nov. 11, 2012) ...Tied an OSU school record with a career-high seven 3-pointers en route to a 25-point effort at Kansas (Nov. 30, 2012) ... Averaged a career-high 12.1 points with 2.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals as a sophomore ... Started 35 games and scored in double figures 24 times, led by a season-high 24 points versus California (Jan. 5, 2012) ... Shot 37.1 percent from behind the arc and made 79 three-pointers, ranking second on the all-time OSU single-season list ... Played in 30 games as a freshman, averaging 7.8 points.
Averaged 16.1 points, 6.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 steals as a senior, leading Whitney Young to a 23-7 record and 2010 state runner-up finish in Class 4A ... First-team All-State by the Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Third-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... Honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... Led Whitney Young to a record of 26-9 and 2009 IHSA Class 4A state championship as a junior ... Honorable mention All-State by the News-Gazette ... High school coach was Tyrone Slaughter ... Played for the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program, coached by Mike Irvin, and the Illinois Warriors AAU program, coached by Larry Butler.
Born Sept. 11, 1992 ... Majoring in agricultural science education ... Parents are Donzell and Alisa Starks ... Honor roll student at Whitney Young ... Favorite athlete is Allen Iverson.