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
Photos from the Illini's game against the St. Francis Terriers on Nov. 12, 2012. (Photos by Mark Cowan)
Photos from Men's Basketball's Orange and Blue Scrimmage on Oct. 22, 2012, at Assembly Hall. (photos by Cary Frye)
AP Photos and Mark Jones Photos of No. 25 Illinois vs. Cornell at Assembly Hall
Illinois Sports Information by Mark Jones and AP Photos from the Illinois vs. Chicago State game
AP Photos: Illinois vs. SIU Edwardsville - 11/14/11
AT ILLINOIS2012-13 SOPHOMORE: Played in 14 games on the season ... Made 3-of-6 from the 3-point line ... Season-highs of four points and three rebounds vs. St. Francis-N.Y. (Nov. 12) ... One rebound vs. Chaminade (Nov. 20) ... Hit a 3-pointer vs. Western Carolina (Dec. 4) ... Two points and season-high tying three rebounds in season's best 19 minutes at Wisconsin (Jan. 12) ... Hit a trey at Nebraska (Jan. 22) ... Two rebounds each vs. Purdue (Feb. 13) and Northwestern (Feb. 17).
2011-12 FRESHMAN: Played in 20 games, averaging 0.9 ppg and 1.9 rpg off the bench ... Saw first career action in opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11), totaling two points and two rebounds ... Had three rebounds and blocked first shot vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14) ... Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 17) ... Tallied first career assist vs. Richmond (Nov. 22) in Cancun ... Scored a career-high seven points, including first career three-pointer, vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Had a career-high two assists at Ohio State (Jan. 21).
HIGH SCHOOLDe La Salle's all-time leading scorer ... Consensus Top-100 recruit averaged 13 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior ... First-team All-State selection by the Associated Press (AP) and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) ... Second-team All-State by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... Special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... All-Area by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Chicago Catholic League-North Division Co-Athlete of the Year ... Ranked No. 65 on the recruiting services consensus index, including No. 40 by Prep Stars and No. 59 by Rivals.com ... Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds as a junior ... First-team All-State by the IBCA, second-team All-State by the Sun-Times and News-Gazette, special mention All-State by the Tribune and honorable mention All-State by the AP as a junior ... High school coach was Tom White ... Played for the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program, coached by Mike Irvin.
PERSONALBorn Dec. 13, 1992 ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Grandparents are William and Marry Shaw ... Credits his grandparents for having the greatest impact on his career, because "They kept me leveled and raised me to be respectful" ... Favorite athletes are Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends, spending time with family, singing, and meeting new people.