Men's Basketball

Nick Huge
Nick Huge


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:

Last College:
Appalachian State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




2002-2003 (Senior):
Transferred to Illinois as a non-scholarship player from Appalachian State at the 2000-01 semester break ... Sat out the spring 2001 semester and the entire 2001-02 season ... Saw time in eight games during the 2003 season, including four during Big Ten play ... Scored two points vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff and two vs. Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal.

2001-2002 (Junior):
Junior: Sat out the 2002 season as a redshirt and began 2002-03 with junior eligibility.

2000-01 (Sophomore):
Transferred to Illinois from Appalachian State at the semester break.


2000-01 Sophomore: Averaged 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game during 12 games at Appalachian State before transferring to Illinois at the semester break ... Played under coach Houston Fancher ... Scored career-high 10 points vs. UNC-Asheville (12/14/00) and Richmond (12/21/00) ... Was a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line.

1999-2000 Freshman: Played in 23 games for the Mountaineers under Buzz Peterson, scoring 36 points for an average of 1.6 points per game ... Helped ASU to a 23-9 record and NCAA Tournament appearance before Peterson replaced current Illini coach Bill Self at Tulsa ... Had season-high nine points, seven rebounds and three assists in win over Tennessee Wesleyan (12/30/99) ... Made 5-of-6 free throws (.833), his only trips to the foul line all season, versus Lees-McRae .... Played a season-high 15 minutes in wins over Lees-McRaei and Tennessee Wesleyan ... Played 13 minutes and scored three points at The Citadel (1/3/00) ... Made 13-of-30 field goal attempts (.433) and 5-of-15 three-point attempts (.333) as a freshman ... Notched two offensive and two defensive rebounds in the win over VMI ... Played four minutes in the NCAA Tournament loss to Ohio State (3/17/00), recording his only blocked shot of the season ... Mountaineers won Southern Conference regular season and tournament championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-time scoring leader at Charlotte Christian with 1,160 points ... Coached by former NBA star Bobby Jones ... Averaged 14 points as a junior and 15 points per game as a senior ... Team MVP following his senior year ... All-state and all-conference as a senior ... Charlotte All-Star Classic participant ... Helped Christian High to state title in 1997 ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 9, 1979 ... Son of Calvin and Libussa Huge ... Father (Calvin) played basketball at Florida State and sister, Samantha, played basketball at Gordon from 1988-92 .... Samantha is formerly the assistant compliance director at Illinois and currently works at Michigan State as a compliance director ... Youngest of five children ... Older brother (Christopher) lettered in football at William and Mary from 1979-83 ... Older brother (Eli) was a standout athlete in track and cross country at Yale from 1994-98 ... Majoring in international studies ... Married the former Jenny Varner in May, 2002.