Simeon alumni at Illinois wear No. 25 to honor the late Ben Wilson
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Bradley - November 17, 2013
Joseph Bertrand scores 20 points and grabs 10 rebounds in win over Jacksonville State.
Illinois vs. Minnesota
Photos from Illinois vs. Iowa men's basketball at State Farm Center
Men's basketball, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
Illinois Men's Basketball vs Michigan State -- 1/18/14 at State Farm Center
Illinois men's basketball photos vs. Penn State, Jan. 4, 2014 at State Farm Center. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
AT ILLINOIS2013-14 FRESHMAN: Played in 33 of 35 games, averaging 1.8 points ... Second on the Illini in assists, averaging 2.0 apg ... Two points, two assists and one steal in Illini debut vs. Alabama State (Nov. 8) ... Set career highs with 10 points and eight assists - the most assists by an Illini on the season - vs. Jacksonville State (Nov. 10) ... Six assists, four points and career-high three rebounds vs. Bradley (Nov. 17) ... Five assists at UNLV (Nov. 26) and again at Georgia Tech (Dec. 3) ... Four assists vs. Auburn (Dec. 8) ... Five points vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 10) ... Six points vs. Penn State (Jan. 4) ... Season-high three steals at Wisconsin (Jan. 8) ... Played career-high 27 minutes at Indiana (Jan. 26), tallying six points and five assists ... Matched career high with three rebounds at Penn State (Feb. 9).
HIGH SCHOOLHelped lead Simeon to a record of 30-3 and IHSA state title as a senior, averaging 8.3 points and leading the Wolverines in assists with an average of 7.3 apg ... Played alongside fellow Illini sophomore Kendrick Nunn at Simeon ... Second-team All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... Honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... Selected to play in the IBCA All-Star Game, scoring 20 points to earn MVP honors for the 3A/4A North squad ... Helped lead Simeon to a 33-1 record and state title as a junior ... High school coach was Rob Smith ... Played for the Meanstreets AAU program, coached by Tai Streets ... Attended De La Salle as a freshman and sophomore.
PERSONALBorn Jan. 16, 1995 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (general curriculum) ... Parents are Arisa Johnson and Kareem Pender ... Has a younger sister, Joryin ... Favorite player is Derrick Rose.