Men's Basketball


Dominique Keller
Dominique Keller
23

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Port Arthur, Texas

High School:
Memorial

Last College:
Lee College

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 230

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
04/16/1988

AT ILLINOIS
2009-10 SENIOR:
Played in 35 of 36 games, averaging 4.5 points (sixth on team) and 2.2 rebounds ... Top performance with the Illini came vs. Gonzaga, when he scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed a career-best nine boards in 34 minutes ... Hit game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation vs. Gonzaga, sending the game to overtime ... Scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting vs. Western Michigan (Dec. 13) ... Had a career-high five steals vs. Boise State (Dec. 5).

2008-09 JUNIOR: Appeared in all 34 games, averaging 12.6 minutes as Illinois' first frontcourt reserve ... Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 5.9 points ... Scored in double figures eight times and was the Illini's leading scorer in three games ... Tied his season high with 16 points against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal to match his earlier performance of 16 points vs. Jackson State on perfect 8-for-8 shooting (Nov. 23) ... Hit 3-of-4 3-pointers vs. Georgia (Dec. 6) ... Totaled 15 points vs. Indiana (Jan. 10), also knocking down 3-of-4 from 3-point range ... Had 12 points and a season-high six rebounds vs. Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... Blocked a career-best three shots at Wisconsin (Feb. 5) ... Following the season, traveled to China on a foreign tour trip with Sports Reach ministry. He was the team's third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder over eight games, averaging 13.8 points and 7.5 boards.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
No. 18-ranked junior college player in the nation by Rivals.com ... First-team All-Region XIV selection ...Ranked second in NJCAA in scoring in 2008, averaging 25.5 points ...Third in the conference in rebounding, averaging 9.1 rpg, and second in conference in blocks, averaging 2.4 bpg ...Averaged 18.4 points and 6.3 boards during his first year at Lee in 2007 ... Junior college coach was Roy Champagne.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 29 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as a senior at Memorial, earning area MVP honors ... 2006 James Gamble "Mr. Inside" award winner and two-time Gamble All-Star, comprised of the top players in Southeast Texas ... Three-time first-team All-District selection.

PERSONAL
Born April 16, 1988 ... Son of Keith and Tonita Keller ...On pace to graduate in August with a degree in communication ... Has three brothers, David, James and Adrian ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... Biggest influence in his career was his high school coach David Green because "He kept me off the streets and preached education first. He is the reason I'm here at Illinois today."

Keller's Career Statistics

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2008-09 34-0 428 12.6 86 165 .521 9 22 .409 21 32 .656 29 50 79 2.3 54 1 7 30 18 10 202 5.9
2009-10 35-0 399 11.4 66 145 .455 10 35 .286 14 27 .519 24 54 78 2.2 40 0 20 26 12 15 156 4.5
TOTAL 69-0 827 12.0 152 310 .490 19 57 .333 35 59 .593 53 104 157 2.3 94 1 27 56 30 25 358 5.2
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