Fighting Illini move on to the quarterfinals to face third-seeded Indiana.
2006-07 Senior: Second-team All-Big Ten selection by league coaches and third-team All-Big Ten by media ... NABC second-team All-District 11 honoree ... Finalist for V Foundation Comeback Award ... Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, an award which is presented annually at each conference school to a graduating senior that has demonstrated proficiency in athletics, academics and community service ... Finalist for University of Illinois Male Athlete of the Year ... Illinois Team Co-MVP ... Started 34 games at power forward, leading Illinois in scoring with an average of 13.7 points (12th in Big Ten) ... One of the most improved players in the Big Ten, he increased his scoring average 8.9 points from last year, the second biggest improvement among Big Ten players behind only Michigan State's Drew Neitzel ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten and second on the team in rebounding at 6.1 rpg ... Led team and ranked 13th in league in blocks with 0.9 bpg ... Scored in double figures 28 times on the season, including 25 of the last 28 games ... Finished the season by scoring in double figures in 11 straight games in double figures, the longest streak of his career ... Had three 20+ point games on the year, led by a career-high 24 points at Arizona on Dec. 2 ... Had 21 points twice, vs. IUPUI on Dec. 6 and Belmont on Dec. 17 ... Third leading scorer of 2007 Big Ten Tournament, totaling 50 points in three games (16.7 avg) ... Shot 48.5 percent from the field (167-344) ... Led Illinois in 3-point shooting at 41.9 percent (31-74) on the season ... Second on the team with four double-doubles on the year ... Was Illinois' leading scorer 14 times and leading rebounder 10 times on the season ... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Jackson State on Nov. 15 ... Chicago Invitational Challenge All-Tournament Team selection.
2005-06 Junior: Played in 32 of 33 games, averaging 12.3 minutes per game ... Averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds on the year ... Scored in double figures five times ... Had a season-high 14 points vs. Southeast Missouri State on Dec. 28, making 6-11 shots ... Pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds at Northwestern on Jan. 21 ... Scored 12 points on 6-8 shooting vs. Air Force in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 16).
2004-05 Sophomore: Saw action in 31 games while coming off the bench, averaging 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds... Scored a season-high eight points in three different games, vs. Florida A&M (Nov. 21), vs. Oakland (Nov. 24) and vs. Chicago State (Dec. 6) ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds twice in Big Ten play, vs. Northwestern (Feb. 23) and vs. Purdue (March 3) ... Made first career 3-pointer against Northwestern on Feb. 23 ... Shot 51.6 percent from the field (32-62) ... Prior to the 2004-05 season, traveled to Europe over the summer with the Big Ten Men's Basketball Foreign Tour Team ... Was the Big Ten Tour team's fifth leading scorer, averaging 9.6 points, and the third leading rebounder, averaging 4.4 rebounds.
2003-04 Freshman: Saw action in 17 games as a true-freshman ... Scored season-high nine points and grabbed three rebounds in win over Western Illinois Nov. 22 ... Scored three points in win over Maryland-Eastern Shore Dec. 11.
Texas Class 5A Player of the Year as a senior ... Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State selection ... Dallas Morning News All-Area pick ... Played in the THSCA and TABC All-Star games ... Dallas area Defensive Player of the Year ... Averaged 25.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game as a senior, making 45 three-pointers (37 percent) and shooting 56 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line ... Totalled 788 points, 77 steals, 371 rebounds and 143 blocks during his senior season ... Averaged 23.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots as a junior ... Consensus Top 100 recruit.
Born April 23, 1985 ... Mother is Kamela Carter ... Father is Cedric Carter ... Earned a bachelor's degree in community health in May ... Younger brother, Josh, is on the basketball team at Texas A&M ... Enjoys music and volleyball ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as playing in front of the Orange Krush at the Assembly Hall ... Favorite athlete is NBA player Robert Horry because "He can do so much and will do anything to help the team win" ... Biggest influence on his athletic career was his high school coach Rob Wiley because Wiley has been a supporting factor since day one of his basketball career ... Brother, Kevin, played basketball at Collin County Community College in Texas ... Played AAU ball with the Ft. Worth Lions coached by Mike Hatch, the same team on which former Illini Deron Williams played.