Men's Basketball

Blandon Ferguson
Blandon Ferguson


Oakland, Calif.

High School:
St. Joseph Notre Dame

Last College:
College of Southern Idaho

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205


The first California native to join the Illinois basketball team since 1924 when Orange-native Glenn Potter finished his Illini career.

2002-2003 (Senior):
Saw action in 24 games at both the guard and small forward positions ... Earned first start of the season on Senior Day vs. Minnesota (3/9) ? Played a career-high 22 minutes vs. Lehigh and Coppin State ... Had a season-high eight points on 4-of-6 shooting vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Tallied six points in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal victory over Northwestern ? Scored six points in the season-opener vs. Lehigh ... Had a career-high five assists in 20 minutes of action at Minnesota (1/7) ... Dished out four assists vs. Coppin State ... Scored five points on 5-of-6 free throw shooting at Memphis, while adding three boards vs. the Tigers. 2001-2002 (Junior):
Has played in 30 games, earning seven starts ? Illinois? leading scorer at Maryland, scoring season-high 11 points on two field goals and 7-of-8 from the foul line ? Had season highs of five rebounds and three assists against Eastern Illinois ? Recorded seven points against Georgia Tech and six points vs. Western Illinois ? Played season-high 20 minutes vs. Michigan (1/12), scoring four points ? Scored five points in just four minutes of play vs. Purdue (2/9) ? The first California native to join the Illinois basketball team since 1924 when Orange-native Glenn Potter finished his Illini career.

Led the College of Southern Idaho in scoring as a sophomore with an average of 14.4 points per game, while grabbing an average of 5.6 rebounds per game ... Led the Golden Eagles in scoring 14 times and in rebounding six times as a sophomore ... Was named to the Scenic West Athletic Conference (CWAC) first-team all-conference and All-Region 18 teams in 2001 and was a third-team NJCAA All-American ... As a freshman at CSI, he led the team in rebounds eight times and was named to the SWAC all-tournament team ... Helped lead CSI to a 29-4 mark in 2001 as the Golden Eagles are the winningest junior college program in the nation.

Was ranked as one of the Top 50 players in the nation following his senior season at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Oakland, Calif. ... Earned honorable-mention All-America honors and was a Street & Smith?s first-team All-State pick ... As a sophomore and junior, Notre Dame placed second in the California State Tournament.

Year G-GS MIN-Avg FGM-A/% 3PM-A/% FTM-A/% OR-DR ?? TOT/Avg PF-DQ A TO B S PTS/Avg

01-02 30-7 232-7.7 23-60/.383 0-3/.000 21-28/.750 18-28 ? 46/1.5 25-1 18 26 1 10 67/2.2

02-03 24-1 218/9.1 11-33/333 0-3/.000 18-26/.692 11-21?32/1.3 19-0 20 20 0 3 40/1.7

Total 54-8 450-8.3 34-93/.365 0-6/.000 39-54/.722 29-49 ? 78/1.4 44-1 38 46 1 13 107/2.0