Men's Basketball

Ahmad Starks
Ahmad Starks

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young

Last College:
Oregon State

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170




Illinois Falls to No. 15 Oregon, 71-64

Rayvonte Rice and Tracy Abrams score 16 points in loss.


Illinois vs. Chicago State

Illinois basketball vs. Chicago State at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Nov. 22, 2013.


2013 Orange and Blue Scrimmage

Men's Basketball Orange and Blue Scrimmage at State Farm Center - Oct. 17, 2013 (Will Wyss/Illinois Athletics)


2013-14 Illinois Men's Basketball Media Day

Photos from Illinois on-campus basketball media day, Oct. 9. 2013. (photos by Derek Neal/Illinois Athletics)


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.