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    Fred Nkemdi
    34 Fred Nkemdi

    North Riverside, Ill.

    High School:
    Riverside-Brookfield H.S.

    Last College:
    Morton Junior College

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 235



    2004-2005 Senior: Walkon saw action in 18 games during the season ... Totaled 12 points and six rebounds on the year ... Tore the quadriceps muscle in his right leg prior to the NCAA Tournament, sidelining him for the remainder of the season ...Terrific athlete who had Illinois' top vertical jump of 41 inches.

    2003-2004 Junior: Gained his eligibility prior to the spring 2004 semester after earning a spot on the team during open tryouts in October ...Played in six games.

    Attended Morton College in Cicero, Ill., lettering in basketball each of his two seasons ... Averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Panthers ... Earned All-Skyway Community College Conference honors and was the Morton College Academic Athlete of the Year.

    Lettered as a junior and senior in basketball at Riverside-Brookfield and as a senior in football ... Played on the football team with current Illini quarterback Tim Brasic ... Earned All-Suburban Prairie White Conference honors in basketball as a senior ... Finished 13th in the 2000 IHSA Slam Dunk contest ... High school coach was John Rutler.

    Born Oct. 28, 1982, in Chicago ... Son of Frederick and Inez Nkemdi ... Will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in political science ...Plans to become a lawyer following graduation at Illinois ...Named to the Morton College Dean's List from 2000-02 ...Biggest thrill in sports was "putting on my Illini jersey for the first time."

    Nkemdi's Career Statistics:

    Year    G-GS     MIN-Avg    FGM-A/%      3PM-A/%     FTM-A/%       OR-DR--TOT/Avg    PF-DQ   A    TO   B    S    PTS/Avg
    03-04   6-0      9-1.5      0-0/.000     0-0/.000    0-0/.000      0-3--3/0.5        1-0     0    0    0    0    0/0.0
    04-05   18-0     44-2.4     6-10/.600    0-0/.000    0-1/.000      4-2--6/0.3        7-0     2    6    1    0    12/0.7
    Totals  24-0     53-2.2     6-10/.600    0-0/.000    0-1/.000      4-5--9/0.4        8-0     2    6    1    0    12/0.5

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