Photos from Illinois' 82-75 win over Gonzaga on Dec. 3, 2011 (Mark Jones/UI Sports Information)
Illinois Sports Information by Mark Jones and AP Photos from the Illinois vs. Chicago State game
Photos from Illinois' 79-64 victory over Lipscomb on Nov. 17 at Assembly Hall.
AT ILLINOIS2010-11 FRESHMAN: Played in 17 games, averaging 1.4 points ... Saw first career action vs. UC Irvine (Nov. 8), scoring two points ... Tallied a career-high three assists vs. Maryland (Nov. 19) ... Scored a career-high five points on 2-of-2 shooting vs. Northwestern (Jan. 6), helping the Illini break the school record for field goal percentage ... Made first career start at Ohio State and played a career-high 16 minutes ... Scored four points in 15 minutes vs. UNLV (March 18) in the NCAA Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOLMissed his senior season at Rich South after having knee surgery last September to repair a torn ACL ... Ranked No. 76 on the recruiting services consensus index, including No. 62 by Prep Stars and No. 79 by ESPNU ... Averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals as a junior at Chicago Crane High School ... First-team All-State selection by the Associated Press and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette as a junior ... Second-team All-State by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... Fourth-team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... High school coach at Rich South was Scott Ritter ... Played for the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program with current Illini teammates Meyers Leonard and Jereme Richmond.
PERSONALBorn August 20, 1991 ... Parents are Charles and Bonnie Delaney ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum ... Has three brothers and one sister ... Older brother, Luther, was an All-American shooting guard at Illinois and is now a five-year NBA veteran ... Hobbies include listening to music and hanging out with friends ... Cites traveling to play basketball as his biggest thrill in sports ... Favorite athlete is Kevin Durant ... Favorite basketball memory was "watching my brother go to the Final Four" ... Fighting Illini heroes growing up were his brother, Luther, Deron Williams and Dee Brown.