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    Sean Harrington
    24 Sean Harrington
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bartlett, Ill.

    High School:
    Elgin High School

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 185

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    11/20/1980

    AT ILLINOIS...

    2002-2003 (Senior):
    Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Finished his career having played in a total of 99 wins for the Illini, tied for first all-time with Doug Altenberger ... Started six games and played in every game for the Illini at shooting guard ? Three-point specialist who finished career third all-time at Illinois with 191 treys ... Big Ten leader in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting 44.4 percent (64-of-144) from behind the arc .... Tied with Brian Cook for most NCAA Tournament appearances for Illinois with 11 games ... Scored 20 or more points three times during the season, highlighted by a career-high 22-point performance at Minnesota in the Big Ten opener (1/7), hitting a career-high six threes ... Also had a career-high seven rebounds vs. the Gophers ... Scored 20 points vs. North Carolina and Oakland ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc in the Big Ten Tournament championship vs. Ohio State ... Had six games with at least four 3-pointers and three games with six makes from behind the arc ... Tallied a career-high five steals vs. North Carolina ? Traveled to Europe as part of the Big Ten Foreign Touring All-Star team, helping the Big Ten to a 4-1 record.

    2001-02 (Junior):
    Academic All-Big Ten selection ? Started 14 games as Illinois? third guard ? Averaged 6.4 ppg and tied for second on the team with 87 assists ? Scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting twice, against Southern Illinois and Loyola-Chicago ? Hit four 3-pointers vs. Georgia Tech, good for 12 points ? Had nine points and career-high seven assists in Big Ten opener vs. Minnesota ? Scored 11 points and had five assists against Purdue (1/9) ? Tied his career high with seven assists against Michigan (1/12) ? Scored nine points on three 3-pointers at Michigan (2/7) ? Scored season-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals vs. Minnesota ? Tied career high of five rebounds, while adding five points, four assists and two steals in NCAA Tournament second-round victory over Creighton.

    2000-01 (Sophomore):
    Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten in three-point field goal shooting (.459)?Set the Illinois record by making nine consecutive three-point field goals from the 7:45 mark of the second half against Arizona (11/22) until the 9:56 mark of the first half vs. Kansas State (12/2)? A perfect 5-for-5 performance against Texas Southern (11/26) came in between the misses?Came off the bench to score 15 points on 5-9 three-point shooting against Arizona (11/22) to help Illinois overcome 15-point deficit in final minutes before losing by three?Drained three treys and scored 13 points in the final regular season game at Minnesota?Scored 13 points in Big Ten Tournament victory over Purdue on four of five field goals, including three three-pointers?Had career-high five assists in NCAA Tournament victory over Northwestern St.

    1999-2000 (Freshman):
    Saw time as a reserve, playing in 28 of 30 games?Averaged 10.9 minutes and 3.0 points per game?Scored career high against Michigan State (1/30) with eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, while also pulling down three rebounds in 15 minutes of action? Tied career high in semifinals of Big Ten Tournament with eight points, including two threes, against Penn State on March 11?Scored seven points against Purdue (1/12) in only 10 minutes going 2-for-2 from beyond the arc?Scored seven points against Northwestern in regular season finale on March 4?Scored six points against Michigan State and five against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament?Shot 39 percent (17-of-44) from three-point land on the season ... Finished the season with a streak of 18 consecutive free throws made dating back to Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 28, 1999.

    HIGH SCHOOL...
    As a senior, Harrington led Elgin High School where he played for his father head coach Jim Harrington, to a 20-10 record and the sectional finals?In his final high school game, Harrington poured in 29 points to lead the team in a 71-55 loss to Schaumburg in the sectional finals?In regional semifinal action, he went 13-for-15 from the line and score a team-high 22 points in a 52-39 victory over Larkin?The following game, his 24 points helped lead Elgin to a fifth-straight regional title with a 65-33 win over Hersey?Harrington finished his career as Elgin High School?s all-time leading scorer with 2,119 points?He holds 62 school records including most career points, career three-point goals (264), three-pointers made in a season (86 in 1998), career free throws made (627), and career free throw percentage (.840)?He averaged 24.0 points, 6.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds as a senior after averaging 22.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists as a junior?He averaged 17.5 points as a sophomore in 1997 and 8.3 as a freshman in 1996?He hit the 20-point mark 52 times in his career, including 20 times in 1998-99?He scored a career-high 42 points against Larkin as a sophomore (2/25/97), and almost matched that total his senior year with a season-high of 41 against Maine West on 11/24/98.

    PERSONAL...
    Son of Jim and Carole Harrington?A four-year letterwinner in basketball and a two-year letterwinner in golf?In addition to his excellent play on the court, Harrington was a straight-A student and a member of the National Honor Society at Elgin High School?Enjoys playing golf and video games in his free time?The person who most influenced his athletic career is his father, Jim, who coached Sean in high school ... Majoring in business ... Featured on an ESPN Outside the Lines segment in March 2001 for balancing athletics and academics.

    HARRINGTON?S CAREER STATISTICS...

    YearG-GS MIN-AvgFGM-FGA/% 3PM-3PA/% FTM-FTA/% OR-DR--TOT/Avg PF-DQ A TO B S PTS/Avg.
    99-0030-0331-11.026-68/.38220-50/.40020-24/.8331-14 ? 15/0.523-029171992/3.1
    00-0135-1615-17.661-147/.41551-111/.45927-39/.6922-47 ? 49/1.445-04118127200/5.7
    01-0235-14868-24.873-178/.41056-141/.39721-29/.7247-53 ? 60/1.764-18739028223/6.4
    02-0332-6718/22.476-171/.44464-144/.44419-30/.6332-71?73/2.363-16525029235/7.3
    Total132-212532-19.2236-564/.418191-446/.42887-122/.71312-185 ? 197/1.5195-222299293750/5.7

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