2006-07 Senior: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by league coaches ... Illinois Team Co-MVP ... Played in 31 of 35 games on the season, starting 27 times at shooting guard ... Third on the team in scoring at 9.6 points per game on the season ... Averaged 10.8 ppg in Big Ten play ... Illinois' leader in minutes played, averaging 32.0 mpg ... Ranked second in the Big Ten in 3-pointers in conference play with average of 2.9 ... Stands fourth in school history with 216 career 3-pointers ... Scored in double figures 15 times on the season, and was been Illinois' leading scorer five times ... Scored a season-high 18 points vs. IUPUI on Dec. 6, hitting a season's-best six 3-pointers ... Made three or more 3-pointers in 18 games on the year ... Second on the team in assists, averaging 2.3 apg ... Had a career-high 10 assists vs. Penn State in Big Ten Tournament Opening Round (March 8) ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds vs. Bradley on Nov. 25 ... Was the team stopper on defense, guarding the opponents' top perimeter player each game ... Ended UI career as the fifth winningest player in school history, playing in 104 victories during his career.
2005-06 Junior: Started all 33 game on the season, ranking third on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game ... Played 30.0 minutes per game after averaging 14.3 minutes in his first two seasons ... Second in the Big Ten with an average of 2.5 threes per game ... Second on the team and seventh in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal shooting at 40.3 percent (83-206) ... Second on the team in assists, averaging 2.1 apg ... Averaged 11.9 ppg over the last 13 games of the season, leading the Illini in scoring in five of those games with 19 points vs. Purdue (Jan. 28), 16 at Wisconsin (Jan. 31), 17 vs. Penn State (Feb. 4), 17 vs. Northwestern (Feb. 15) and 15 vs. Iowa (Feb. 25) ... Scored a season-high 21 points vs. Tennessee-Martin on Dec. 30 behind a career-high seven 3-pointers ... Had a career-high eight assists vs. Texas-Pan American (Nov. 20) ... South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team.
2004-05 Sophomore: Illinois' first guard off the bench played in 38 games, averaging 14.4 minutes per game ... Three-point specialist ranked fourth on the team with 27 treys on the season ... Scored season-high nine points twice, vs. Delaware State (Nov. 17) and Wake Forest (Dec. 1) ... Played a season-high 24 minutes while scoring nine points in Illinois' rout of Wake Forest after Deron Williams got in early foul trouble ... Had career-high six rebounds vs. Chicago State (Dec. 6) ... Dished out a season-high four assists vs. Purdue (March 3).
2003-04 Freshman: Played in 29 games, averaging over 14 minutes per game ... Emerged on the scene with career-high 22 points in 29 minutes of play in win over Memphis Dec. 13 ... Nailed 6-10 three-pointers against Memphis, tying the most 3-pointers in a game by a Big Ten player on the season ... Also had a season-high five assists and season-high five rebounds against Memphis ... Had at least three treys in four games on the season (Memphis, Missouri, Illinois-Chicago and Ohio State) ... His 24 three-pointers were fourth-most on the team.
Three-time All-State selection by the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Sun-Times and two-time pick by the Associated Press, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) and Chicago Tribune ... Finished third in voting for Illinois' Mr. Basketball as a senior ... Four-year letterwinner at Lanphier under Craig Patton, helping the Lions to a 104-23 mark ... Finished his high school career as Lanphier's all-time leading scorer with 2,068 points ... Also Springfield's all-time leading scorer among class AA players ... Averaged 24.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a senior ... Made 82 three-pointers as a senior ... Earned All-Conference honors all four years of high school ... EA Sports All-American ... Fourth-Team Parade All-American ... Helped Lanphier to second-place finish at 2002 Illinois Class AA state tournament ... Played in the EA Roundball Classic, IBCA, and Wendy's Chicago vs. New York All-Star games after his senior season ... Averaged 14 points per game as a freshman and finished third in the Central State Eight Player of the Year voting, while being named All-Conference ... Averaged 17 points as a sophomore, and was the conference player of the year after helping his team to a 25-4 record ... Averaged 18 points, five rebounds and four assists as a junior, while shooting 49 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range and helping his team to a 32-2 mark and and second place at the state tournament ... Consensus Top 50 recruit ... Played on the 2002 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival ... AAU Teammate with fellow Illini Brian Randle on the Ft. SOOY team coached by Verdell Jones.
Born Jan. 29, 1985 ... Mother is Bernadine McBride ... Father is Richard McBride ... Will earn a bachelor's degree in sport management following a summer internship ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as helping Lanphier to a runner-up finish at the state tournament as a junior ... Favorite athlete is NBA star Tracy McGrady because of the attitude he shows on and off the court ... Says his parents most influenced his athletics career by sticking by him and pushing him in the right direction.
McBride's Career Statistics:
Year G-GS MIN/Avg. FGM-A/% 3PM-A/% FTM-A/% OR-DR-TOT/Avg. PF-DQ A/Avg. TO B/Avg. S/Avg. PTS/Avg. 03-04 29-0 411/14.2 30-99/.303 24-74/.324 8-10/.800 16-20-36/1.2 55-1 31/1.1 13 0/0.0 14/0.5 92/3.2 04-05 38-0 546/14.4 32-99/.323 27-87/.310 7-7/1.000 16-35-51/1.3 41-0 29/0.8 19 2/0.1 15/0.4 98/2.6 05-06 33-33 989/30.0 112-277/.404 83-206/.403 22-25/.880 5-55-60/1.8 63-0 70/2.1 47 0/0.0 24/0.7 329/10.0 06-07 30-26 960/32.0 92-272/.338 78-226/.345 22-31/.710 7-55-62/2.1 50-1 70/2.3 42 4/0.1 20/0.7 284/9.5 Totals 130-59 2906/22.4 266-747/.356 212-593/.358 59-73/.808 44-165-209/1.6 209-2 200/1.5 121 6/0.1 73/0.6 803/6.2