The Fighting Illini are 2-0 to start the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
Illini and Hurricanes to square off at 7:40 CT with Sweet 16 trip on the line
No. 7 Illini to face No. 10 Colorado in 2nd Round, March 22, in Austin
No. 8 seed Illini to Face No. 9 Seed Minnesota on Thursday, March 14 at 11 am CT
Illini close regular season looking for season sweep of Buckeyes
NCAA Basketball: Austin Peay at Illinois (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics and USATSI)
Photos from the Illinois men's basketball game vs. Coppin State on Nov. 16, 2014 at State Farm Center.
Photos of Illinois men's basketball vs. IPFW at State Farm Center on Nov. 29. 2013 (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics).
Photos from Illinois basketball's exhibition game against McKendree at State Farm Center on Oct. 24, 2013. (Mark Cowan)
Men's Basketball Orange and Blue Scrimmage at State Farm Center - Oct. 17, 2013 (Will Wyss/Illinois Athletics)
AT ILLINOIS2013-14 SOPHOMORE: Played in 12 games, scoring 11 points ... Season-high six points and career-high two three-pointers in opener vs. Alabama State (Nov. 8) ... Three points vs. Jacksonville State (Nov. 10) ... Hit two free throws vs. UIC (Dec. 28).
2012-13 FRESHMAN: Played in 16 games on the season ... Made 4-of-11 shots from the field, including 3-of-9 from 3-point land, and a perfect 8-for-8 at the line ... Scored career-high seven points in eight minutes vs. St. Francis-N.Y. (Nov. 12) ... Five points and two rebounds vs. Chaminade (Nov. 20).
HIGH SCHOOLProspect High School's all-time leading scorer with 1,484 points ... Averaged 22 points, four assists and 2.7 rebounds as a senior ... Made 75 three-pointers on the season while shooting 38.5 percent from behind the arc ... Scored a career-high 44 points and hit seven three-pointers vs. Buffalo Grove on Feb. 10, 2012 ... Second-team All-State selection by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... Third-team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... All-Area by the Daily Herald and ESPNChicago.com ... High school coach was John Camardella ... Played for the Full Package AAU program, coached by Louis Walker.
PERSONALBorn Dec. 7, 1993 in Atlanta ... Majoring in communication ... Parents are Gary and Kathi LaTulip ... Has an older brother, Joe, who is an Illinois graduate, and a younger brother, Mitch ... Father, Gary, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played minor league baseball ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning the Mid-Suburban League conference title as a junior ... Participated in the J. Kyle Braid leadership summit in Colorado in the summer of 2010 ... Favorite athlete is Steph Curry ... Favorite Illini player growing up was Dee Brown.