Men's Basketball


Ibby Djimde
Ibby Djimde
23

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bamako, Mali

High School:
Huntington (W.Va.) Prep

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 245

Position:
Forward/Center

Birthdate:
12/15/1991

03/29/2013

Three Illini to Transfer

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

03/23/2013

Illini to Face Miami Sunday in NCAA 3rd Round

Illini and Hurricanes to square off at 7:40 CT with Sweet 16 trip on the line

10/22/2012

2012 Orange and Blue Scrimmage

Photos from Men's Basketball's Orange and Blue Scrimmage on Oct. 22, 2012, at Assembly Hall. (photos by Cary Frye)

11/27/2011

Illinois vs. Chicago State - 11/27/11

Illinois Sports Information by Mark Jones and AP Photos from the Illinois vs. Chicago State game

11/01/2011

Illinois vs. Wayne State - 11/01/11

Illinois 79, Wayne State 51

AT ILLINOIS

2012-13 SOPHOMORE: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 11 games on the season ... Grabbed an offensive rebound at Hawaii (Nov. 16) ... Also had a rebound vs. Purdue (Feb. 13) ... Scored a basket and grabbed a rebound at Northwestern (Feb. 17).

2011-12 FRESHMAN: Played in 17 games on the season, totaling five points ... Saw first career action in opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11) ... Grabbed first career rebound vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14) ... Had two rebounds vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 17) ... Scored three points in a career-high 13 minutes vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Hit a free throw and took a charge in 12 minutes vs. Gonzaga (Dec. 3) ... Had two rebounds at Nebraska (Feb. 18).

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended final two years of high school in the United States after arriving from Mali ... Spent his senior year at Huntington Prep in West Virginia after attending Progressive Christian Academy in Maryland as a junior ... Averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as a senior, helping lead Huntington Prep to a 25-3 record against a national schedule ... Scored a season-high 25 points vs. Kestrel Heights (N.C.) ... High school coach at Huntington Prep was Rob Fulford ... Played for the DC Assault AAU program.

PERSONAL

Born Dec. 15, 1991 ... Given name is Ibrahima, but goes by Ibby ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum ... Parents are Ogomaly dit Mamadou Djimde and Djimde Fatoumata Guindo ... One of six children, he has two older brothers, an older sister and younger twin brothers ... Also played soccer growing up ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as receiving a scholarship to Illinois ... Favorite athletes are Dwight Howard and soccer stars Kaka and Roberto Carlos.

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