Men's Basketball


Jaylon Tate
Jaylon Tate
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Simeon

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/16/1995

11/24/2014

Big Second Half Sends Illini to 89-68 Win Over Brown

The Fighting Illini shot a staggering 73 percent from the field in the second half.

11/22/2014

ICYMI: Scoring Spree Continues in Rout of Austin Peay

The Illiini shot a scorching 60 percent from the field and 56 percent from three to move to 2-0.

11/17/2014

ICYMI: Illini Take Care of Business on Opening Weekend

The Fighting Illini are 2-0 to start the 2014-15 men's basketball season.

03/12/2014

Nunn Carries On 'Benji' Legacy

Simeon alumni at Illinois wear No. 25 to honor the late Ben Wilson

11/17/2013

Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Bradley - November 17, 2013

Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Bradley - November 17, 2013

12/17/2014

Illinois vs. Hampton

Photos from Illini men's basketball's 73-55 win over Hampton on Dec. 17, 2014 (Mark Jones/Illini Athletics)

12/13/2014

Illinois vs. Oregon at United Center

Photos from Illinois vs. Oregon at the United Center in Chicago (Frank Polich/Illinois Athletics)

12/09/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Villanova

December 9, 2014

12/06/2014

Illinois men's basketball vs. American

Illinois men's basketball photos vs. American University, Dec. 6, 2014 at State Farm Center.

11/27/2014

Illinois vs. Indiana State

Illinois vs. Indiana State at the Las Vegas Invitational; Orleans Arena, Nov. 27, 2014.

(Photos by Jason Marry, IPHD)

AT ILLINOIS

2013-14 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 SCHOOL

Helped 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.

PERSONAL

Born 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.

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