Men's Basketball

Ahmad  Starks
Ahmad Starks

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young

Last College:
Oregon State

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170




Four Seniors Ready for Final Game at State Farm Center

Ryan Schmidt, Ahmad Starks, Rayvonte Rice and Nnanna Egwu looking forward to Senior Night vs. Huskers


Starks Ties Career High in 68-60 Road Loss to Iowa

Ahmad Starks matched a career high with 19 points on five 3-pointers for the Fighting Illini.


ICYMI: Illini Take Care of Business on Opening Weekend

The Fighting Illini are 2-0 to start the 2014-15 men's basketball season.


Hot Shooting Illini Hit 15 Threes in 114-56 Win Against Coppin State

Ahmad Starks and Leron Black led the Illini in points with 18 each, while Malcolm Hill added 13 points and nine boards.


Strong Second Half Pushes Illini to Season-Opening Victory

Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points and Aaron Cosby added 16 in his Illini debut.


Illinois vs. Michigan -Big Ten Tournament 3/12/15

Illinois vs. Michigan in the second round of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, United Center, Chicago.


Illinois vs. Nebraska - March 4, 2015

Fighting Illini men's basketball senior night vs. Nebraska on March 4, 2015 at State Farm Center.


Illinois vs. Northwestern - Feb. 28, 2015

Photos from Illinois men's basketball's win over Northwestern at State Farm Center on Feb. 28, 2015.


Illinois vs. Michigan State - Feb. 22, 2015

Photos from the Illinois men's basketball game vs. Michigan State at State Farm Center, Feb. 22, 2015.


Illinois vs. Michigan - Feb. 12, 2015

Illinois men's basketball defeated Michigan 64-52 in overtime on Feb. 12, 2015 at State Farm Center.


2013-14 REDSHIRT: Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules after his undegraduate hardship waiver request was denied ... Has one year of eligibility remaining with the Illini.


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 as a junior, 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 sociology ... Parents are Donzell and Alisa Starks ... Honor roll student at Whitney Young ... Favorite athlete is Allen Iverson.