Men's Basketball


Brett Melton
Brett Melton
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mahomet, Ill.

High School:
Mahomet-Seymour

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 195

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/15/1981

AT ILLINOIS...

2000-01 (Freshman):
Saw action in 28 games during his freshman campaign?Scored season-high eight points against Kansas State (12/2)?Scored seven points in win over Michigan (1/13)?Came off the bench to score five points in the first half of the come-from-behind victory over UNLV at Maui Invitational?Had season-high four rebounds against Maine (11/17) and Michigan (1/13).

HIGH SCHOOL...
Averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game for his high school career?As a senior, averaged 24.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game?Averaged 22.9 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the floor and 44.2 percent from three-point range as a junior?Was a Top 100 recruit by Bob Gibbons?Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette 1999 and 2000 All-Area Player of the Year?Second-team all-state pick in 2000? Second-team All-America selection from his AAU team?First-team All-Cornbelt Conference pick in 1999 and 2000, and conference MVP in 2000?Joined with fellow Illini guard Jerrance Howard in helping their Illinois Warrior AAU squad win national championship in 1999?Played in the Wendy?s Classic and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games?Also a member of the honor roll while in high school?As a junior, set the News-Gazette Holiday Classic Tournament record with 112 points in three games, while making 22 of 35 three pointers.

PERSONAL...
The son of Michael and Cindy Melton?Has an older sister, Kim?Born in Champaign?Distant relative of former Chicago White Sox third baseman, and American League Home Run Champion, Bill Melton?High school coach was Randy Sallade?Enjoys video games, music and golf?NBA star Alan Houston is his favorite player?Said his father most influenced his athletic career by showing him all the fundamentals at a young age?Says his biggest thrill in general is ?the last minute of a game in any sport.??Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences studying a general curriculum.

MELTON?S CAREER STATISTICS...

	
Year     G-GS    MIN-Avg    FGM-FGA/ FG%     3PM-3PA/ 3P%     FTM-FTA/ FT%     OR-DR--TOT/Avg.   PF-DQ    A    TO    B    S    PTS/Avg.
00-01	 28-0    157/5.6     15-59 /.254       8-40 /.200       5-8  /.625     10-13--23 /0.8     13-0    7    10    1    3     43/1.5

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