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    Luther Head
    4 Luther Head
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Manley H.S.

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 185

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    11/26/1982

    AT ILLINOIS
    2004-2005 Senior: 2005 Consensus Second-Team All-American ...Associated Press Second-Team All-American ...USBWA Second-Team All-American ...NABC Second-Team All-American ... College Insider.com All-American ...Sports Illustrated.com Honorable Mention All-American ...First-Team All-Big Ten selection by both league coaches and media ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection ...NCAA Chicago Regional All-Tournament Team honoree ...NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team ...Wooden Award finalist ... Oscar Robertson (USBWA) Player of the Year finalist ... Adolph Rupp Award finalist ...Midseason Naismith Award candidate ... USBWA All-District ...NABC First-Team All-District ... Started every game of the season, leading the Illini in scoring, averaging 15.9 points (5th in Big Ten) ... Scored 622 points on the year, tying the fifth-highest single-season total in school history ...Illinois' leading scorer in 16 games ... Scored in double figures in 36 of 39 games, with 12 games of 20+ points ... Led the Big Ten with 116 three-pointers (3.0 per game) and set an Illinois single-season record for three-point field goals in a season (breaking previous record of 96 by Cory Bradford in 2000) ... His 116 three-pointers rank as the third-highest single-season total in Big Ten history ... Made at least three treys in 23 games ... Second on the Illini, fifth in Big Ten and 33rd in the NCAA with a three-point field goal percentage of 41.0 percent (116-283) ...Shot 46.3 percent from the field on the season (214-462) ...Led the Illini in free throw percentage (6th in Big Ten) at 78.8 percent (78-99) ...Second on the Illini and fifth in the Big Ten in steals, averaging 1.7 spg ...Third on the Illini and fifth in the Big Ten in assists, averaging 3.8 apg...Third on the Illini and fifth in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (2.17) ...Third on the Illini in rebounding, averaging 4.0 rpg ...Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Jan. 17 after wins over Penn State and at Northwestern ...Las Vegas Holiday Classic Tournament MVP ...Illinois' school-record holder in the NCAA Tournament for career games played (14), career points scored (162), career field goals (59) and career 3-point field goals (32) ... Scored season-high 26 points twice; at Northwestern (Jan. 15) and vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 12) ... Set a career high with six 3-pointers vs. Oakland (Nov. 24) and equaled that mark with six treys vs. Louisville in the Final Four (April 2) ...Had a career-high six steals vs. Iowa (Jan. 20), the most by an Illini player on the season ...Tied career high in assists with nine in three different games; vs Oakland (Nov. 24), vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 27) and vs. Valparaiso (Dec. 19) ...Scored 1,000th point at Wisconsin on Jan. 25 and ends career ranks 19th on the Illini all-time scoring list with 1,295 career points ...Fourth on the Illini career three-point field goals list with 209 treys ...Ninth on the Illini career steals list with 158 steals.

    2003-2004 Junior: Ranked fourth on the team (24th in the Big Ten) in scoring with 11.0 points per game ... Scored at least nine points in 20 of 29 games, including double figures in 14 games ... Erupted for a career-high 29 points on 9-of-14 shooting with four 3-pointers in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal victory over Indiana ... Scored 19 points and handed out eight assists in Big Ten-clinching win at Purdue on March 3 ... Made game-winning play at Purdue after throwing a half-court pass to Roger Powell and following Powell's blocked shot by putting in a rebound basket with nine-tenths of a second remaining ... Recorded first double-double with 16 points and career-high 10 rebounds in win at Iowa on Feb. 25 ... Led Illini in rebounding with eight in win over Northwestern on Feb. 28 ... Led all scorers with 18 points in win over Michigan on Jan. 31, hitting five-of-eight 3-pointers ... Led all scorers with 17 points, making five 3-pointers, in win over Michigan State on Feb. 10 ... Averaged 7.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds in Illinois' two NCAA Tournament victories ...Third on the team in assists on the season (75) ... Illini were 21-3 with him in the starting line-up.

    2002-2003 Sophomore: Pelvic injury slowed him during the season and caused him to miss seven games, but he still started eight games and played more than 20 minutes per contest ... Shot 58.5 percent (24-of-41) from the floor in his last 10 games and hit 48 percent (12-of-25) of his shots from beyond the arc in his last 11 ... Fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 7.9 points ...Shot 42.4 percent from 3-point land (28-of-66) ... Also hit 51.9 percent of his shots from the floor (68-of-131) ... Scored in double figures nine times, including five times during Big Ten play ... Scored a season-high 16 points in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal win over Indiana ... Hit 5-of-6 shots including two 3-pointers vs. the Hoosiers ... Averaged 9.7 points in Illinois' three Big Ten Tournament victories while hitting 69.2 percent of his shots ... Scored 15 points against Purdue (1/22), hitting 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers ... Also had three 3-pointers at Michigan State (2/2) ... Had 11 points and a season-high seven rebounds vs. Ohio State ...Had a season-high five assists vs. Eastern Illinois ... Hit all five of his shots vs. Western Illinois, scoring 11 points.

    2001-2002 Freshman: True freshman started 13 games, including 11 of the last 12, and averaged 4.5 points in 16.6 minutes per game for the season ... Second on the team with 34 steals ... Shot 51 percent from the field (63-of-124) ...Scored a season-high 19 points in NCAA Tournament first-round win over San Diego State, hitting 8-of-11 shots, including three treys ... Also tallied four assists and three steals against the Aztecs ... Dished out a season-high six assists vs. Kansas in Sweet Sixteen ... Scored 14 points twice, against Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois ...Hit 7-of-9 shots against EIU and made a season-high three treys against WIU ...Was 3-for-3 from the field and finished with eight points against Missouri ... Scored 13 points against Michigan (1/12) on perfect 5-for-5 shooting, including 2-of-2 on 3-pointers.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals as a senior in the rugged Red-West Division of the Chicago Public League ... Earned First-Team All-State honors in 2001 from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Played in the Wendy's All-Star Classic ... First Illinois recruit out of the Chicago Public League since 1994 ... Sixth in voting for Mr. Basketball in Illinois following his senior season ... Averaged over 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds per game as a junior at Manley Academy ... Earned All-City honors and was the MVP of the Blue Division of the Chicago Public League ... Led Manley to a perfect 12-0 record and conference championship in the Blue-West ... Manley finished 26-7 overall, losing to state runner-up Chicago Westinghouse in the Public League quarterfinals ... Posted 10 triple-doubles during the season ... Broke the city record and recorded the second-highest number of assists in a game with 25 vs. Chicago Wells, earning Prep Player of the Week honors from the Chicago Tribune ... Also named Gatorade Prep Player of the Week for his record-setting performance ... Had over 20 points and 15 assists vs. Marshall in a first-round playoff victory, then posted a triple-double in a second-round win over Steinmetz ... Played point guard, shooting guard and small forward during the course of the season for Manley ... Attended Adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey.

    PERSONAL
    Born Nov. 26, 1982 ... Mother is Bonnie Gallion ... Will finish course work in major of sport management in May and will need only an internship to earn bachelor's degree ... Has four younger brothers and sisters ... Member of the volunteer organization Young Life ... High school coach was Bo Delaney.


    Head's Career Statistics:

    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   35-13     581-16.6    63-124/.508    16-55/.291     14-25/.560     17-50--67/1.9     55-1    59     43    5    34    156/4.5
    02-03   25-8      509-20.4    68-131/.519    28-66/.424     34-46/.739     23-48--71/2.8     42-1    42     40    3    27    198/7.9
    03-04   29-24     863-29.8    107-239/.448   49-143/.343    56-72/.778     25-85--110/3.8    47-0    75     45    6    30    319/11.0
    04-05   39-39     1297-33.3   214-462/.463   116-283/.410   78-99/.788     24-131--155/4.0   54-0    150    69    9    67    622/15.9
    Totals  128-84    3250-25.4   452-956/.473   209-547/.382   182-242/.752   89-314--403/3.1   198-2   326    197   23   158   1295/10.1
    


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