2010-11 SENIOR: Third-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... Midseason Wooden Award and Midseason Top 30 Naismith Award candidate ... Was one of 10 finalists for the Cousy Award ... Started 32 of 34 games, averaging 33.4 minutes ... Was ranked second in the Big Ten and 10th in the nation in assists with 6.1 apg ... Led team in scoring for third straight season with an average of 14.6 points (12th in Big Ten) ... Was the only player in the nation during the year with 1,600 career points and 700 career assists, and became just the second player in Big Ten history to reach both of those milestones ... Scored in double figures 29 times, including seven 20-point games, and was the UI's top scorer in a team-leading 16 contests ... Shot 45.2 percent from the field and 45.1 percent from 3-point range, which ranked third in the Big Ten ... Was seventh in the Big Ten with an average of 2.18 three-pointers per game (74) and finished fourth in school history with 236 career three-point field goals made ... 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and nine assists vs. SIU (Nov. 13) ... Scored 22 points and grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. Texas (Nov. 18) ... 20 points and seven assists vs. Maryland (Nov. 19) ... 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer All-Tournament Team ... 10 assists at Western Michigan (Nov. 27) ... 17 points and eight assists vs. North Carolina (Nov. 30) ... Season-high 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting from field, 3-of-6 from three and 7-of-8 from free throw line vs. Oakland (Dec. 8) ... First double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 assists at Iowa (Dec. 29) ... Scored a game-high 21 points, including 14 of the final 16, and added seven assists vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 2) ... Named the USBWA's Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week and Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 2 ... 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting and seven assists vs. Northwestern (Jan. 6), helping the Illini break the school record for field goal percentage ... 23 points at Wisconsin (Jan. 15), including a career-high 17-of-21 shooting from the free throw line ... Notched second double-double of the year with 15 points and a season-high 11 assists vs. Michigan State (Jan. 18) ... 22 points on Senior Day vs. Indiana (March 5) ... 10 points and five assists while playing all 40 minutes vs. Michigan (March 11) in the Big Ten Tournament ... 17 points and seven assists vs. UNLV (March 18) in the NCAA Tournament ... Finished career tied with Mike Tisdale for the most games played (139) in Illinois history, second in school history and third in Big Ten history with 733 assists and No. 6 on Illini all-time scoring list with 1,718 points.
2009-10 JUNIOR: First-team All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... USBWA All-District V Team ... First-Team NABC All-District 7 ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Team MVP and Co-Captain ... Started 34 of 36 games, averaging 34.5 minutes ... Team's leading scorer with average of 15.1 points (10th in Big Ten) ... Led Big Ten and ranked second in the nation in assists with school-record average of 7.1 apg ... Also averaged 3.6 rebounds (third on team) and 1.5 steals (eighth in Big Ten) ... Only player in school history to total more than 1,200 career points and 500 career assists in three seasons ... Registered 10, 20-point games on the year and was the UI's top scorer in a team-leading 17 contests ... 23 points vs. Boise State (Dec. 5), shooting 8-of-11 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range ... Second straight 23-point performance on 8-of-10 shooting vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 8) ... 25 points vs. Penn State (Jan. 12), shooting 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... Season-high 28 points and nine assists vs. Purdue (Jan. 19) ... Set season highs in free throws (13) and free throw attempts (19) vs. Purdue, equaling the highest totals in both categories by a Big Ten player on the season ... Made game winning basket against Indiana (Jan. 30) as time expired ... Also recorded 1,000th career point during that game against the Hoosiers ... Double-double with 22 points and 11 assists vs. Michigan State (Feb. 6), hitting season-high six 3-pointers against the Spartans ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 8) ... 27 points and seven assists at Wisconsin (Feb. 9) ... Tied 24-year old school record with 16 assists at Purdue (Feb. 16), equaling most assists in NCAA on the year and tying fourth-highest total in Big Ten history ... Career-high nine rebounds at Michigan (Feb. 23) ... 22 points and four steals in Big Ten Tournament semifinal vs. Ohio State (March 13) ... Missed a triple-double by one rebound at Stony Brook (March 17), finishing with 16 points, 11 assists and career-high tying nine boards ... Following the season, served as a camp counselor at a pair of Nike events, the Deron Williams and LeBron James Skills Academies.
2008-09 SOPHOMORE: Third-team All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... Second-team NABC All-District 7 pick ... Played in all 34 games on the season, starting 32 times ... Led the Illini in scoring, averaging 11.5 points ... Second on the team and fourth in the conference in assists with an average of 4.6 apg ... Led the Big Ten in assists during conference play, averaging 4.9 apg ... Second in the league with an assist/turnover ratio of 2.3 in conference games ... Scored in double figures 22 times on the season, with five 20-point performances ... Was the Illini's leading scorer in five games ... Tallied a season-high 25 points vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 24) ... Hit game-winning 14-foot bank shot with 2.9 seconds left at Northwestern (Feb. 12) ... Had 21 points and a season-high six rebounds in that win over the Wildcats ... Season-high 11 assists vs. Hawaii (Dec. 8) ... Recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists at Michigan (Jan. 4) ... Second on the team with 32 steals ... South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team.
2007-08 FRESHMAN: Played in all 35 games on the season, earning 17 starts ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.2 points ... Second on the Illini in assists with 3.3 apg ... Led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten in assists during conference games at 3.9 apg ... Averaged 9.3 points in Big Ten games ... Scored in double figures nine times on the season ... Scored a career-high 31 points vs. Indiana (Feb. 7) the most points by an Illini player on the season and the most points by a UI freshman since 1994 ... Shot 11-of-20 vs. Indiana and made seven 3-pointers, one shy of the school record ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection after averaging 12.5 points on 45 percent shooting (18-40) and 50 percent from 3-point range (12-40) during Illinois' run to the championship game ... Scored 26 points in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal vs. Purdue (March 14) ... Set a Big Ten Tournament record and tied the Illinois school record for single-game 3-point field goal percentage by hitting a perfect 6-of-6 from behind the arc against the Boilermakers ... Recorded first career double-double at Minnesota (Feb. 12) with 10 points and season-high 11 assists ... Also had season-high eight rebounds vs. the Gophers, falling two rebounds shy of a triple-double ... Tied his season high in rebounds with eight at Michigan (Feb. 23) ... Following the season, traveled to China on a foreign tour trip with Sports Reach ministry.