Men's Basketball


Austin Colbert
Austin Colbert
31

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Gill St. Bernard's (N.J.)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 210

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
11/07/1994

11/17/2014

ICYMI: Illini Take Care of Business on Opening Weekend

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

11/27/2014

Illinois vs. Indiana State

Illinois vs. Indiana State at the Las Vegas Invitational; Orleans Arena, Nov. 27, 2014.

(Photos by Jason Marry, IPHD)

11/21/2014

Men's Basketball Illinois vs. Austin Peay

NCAA Basketball: Austin Peay at Illinois (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics and USATSI)

11/16/2014

Illinois vs. Coppin State

Photos from the Illinois men's basketball game vs. Coppin State on Nov. 16, 2014 at State Farm Center.

11/07/2014

Illinois vs. Quincy (Exhibition)

Photos from Illinois' exhibition victory over Quincy at State Farm Center, Nov. 7, 2014 (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)

02/26/2014

Illinois Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska - Feb. 26, 2014

The Fighting Illini hosted Nebraska at State Farm Center on Feb. 26, 2014.

AT ILLINOIS

2013-14 FRESHMAN: Played in 22 games, averaging 1.3 points ... Shot 50 percent from the field (13-26) ... Four points in Illini debut vs. Alabama State (Nov. 8) ... Two points and three rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (Nov. 10) ... Four points in four minutes vs. Bradley (Nov. 17) ... Two points and three rebounds vs. Chicago State (Nov. 22) ... Two points and two boards at UNLV (Nov. 26) ... Four points vs. Auburn (Dec. 8) ... Three rebounds at Wisconsin (Jan. 8) ... Equaled career high with four points at Penn State (Feb. 9).

HIGH SCHOOL

Averaged 12.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a senior ... Helped lead Gill St. Bernard's to the New Jersey Non-Public South B semifinals, finishing his career with 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. Patrick School ... Recorded season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds vs. Hillsborough (Feb. 5, 2013) ... Selected to compete in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn ... Ranked No. 97 nationally by Rivals and No. 98 by 247 Sports ... Participated in the 2012 NBPA Top 100 Camp, where he averaged 7.2 points ... Also competed at the 2012 Nike Global Challenge ... High school coach was Mergin Sina ... Played for the Team Final AAU program, coached by Rob Brown ... Spent junior season at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. after attending St. Patrick's in New Jersey as both a freshman and sophomore.

PERSONAL

Born Nov. 7, 1994 ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies (undeclared) ... Parents are James and Brenda Colbert ... Has an older brother, James, an older sister, Amona, and a younger brother, Morgan ... Favorite athlete is Usain Bolt ... Favorite players are LeBron James and Jeff Green.

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