Men's Basketball


Brian Randle
Brian Randle
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Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
East Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 220

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/08/1985

01/20/2007

Illinois vs. Wisconsin

Illinois vs. Wisconsin

AT ILLINOIS
2007-08 Senior:
Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Started 32 games on the season, playing 25.4 minutes per game ... Third on the Illini in scoring, averaging 9.4 points ... Second on the team in rebounding, averaging 5.5 boards (13th in Big Ten) ... Scored in double figures 15 times on the year and was the Illini's leading scorer in nine games ... Team's leading rebounder seven times, reaching double figures five times ... Posted double-doubles in three consecutive games during the Big Ten season with 19 pts-10 reb vs Michigan (Jan. 16), 15 pts-11 reb at Purdue (Jan. 19) and 13 pts-10 reb at Ohio State (Jan. 22) ... Scored a career-high 21 points vs. Purdue (Feb. 2) ... Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in final game at Assembly Hall vs. Minnesota (March 8) ... Tied career high in assists with six at Purdue (Jan. 19) ... Did not play in two games because of a shoulder injury.

2006-07 Junior: Preseason Wooden Award Candidate ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played in 24 games on the season, starting 23 times ... Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 7.4 points ... Third on the team in rebounding, averaging 5.0 boards ... Shot nearly 50 percent from the field on the season (66-133, .496) ... Scored in double figures seven times on the year ... Was Illinois' leading rebounder six times, led by a season-high 12 boards vs. Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 16) ... Tied season high with 16 points and had career-high six assists vs. Iowa on Jan. 10 ... Appeared on ESPN Sportscenter's Top 10 plays of the day for third time in his career with a dunk vs. Iowa ... Tied career high with three steals vs. Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament Semifinal (March 10) ... Missed nine games from mid-November through early December due to groin surgery and missed two Big Ten games due to plantar fasciitis.

2005-06 Sophomore: Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Started 32 of 33 games on the season, ranking fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 8.5 points ... Shot 51.9 percent on the year (109-210) to rank ninth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage ... Second on the Illini in rebounding, averaging 5.4 rpg ... Particularly good on the offensive glass, ranking second on the team and 10th in the Big Ten with an average of 2.4 offensive rebounds ... Second on the team with 17 blocked shots and third with 26 steals ... Reached double figures in scoring 12 times, led by a season-high 16 points vs. Rutgers (Nov. 26) ... Recorded first career double-double at Wisconsin on Jan. 31 with 12 points and career-high 13 rebounds ... Had 15 points on 6-9 shooting vs. Air Force in first round of NCAA Tournament (March 16) ... Illinois' best defender, drawing the assignment of guarding the opponent's top perimeter player.

2004-05 Redshirt: Took a medical redshirt on the season after breaking his left hand during a November practice ... During the summer of 2005, traveled to Europe with the Big Ten Men's Basketball Foreign Tour Team ... Was the Big Ten Tour team's second leading scorer, averaging 10.2 points, and third leading rebounder, averaging 5.4 rebounds.

2003-04 Freshman: Saw action in 32 games on the season, including nine starts ... Made nearly 57 percent of his field-goal attempts ... Averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 boards for the season ... High-flyer twice appeared on ESPN's Top 10 Plays for spectacular dunks (vs. Illinois-Chicago and Penn State) ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and a season-high 11 rebounds in win over Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 30 ... Scored season-high 10 points in win over Ohio State on Jan. 7 ... Had six rebounds and a season-high three blocks vs. Minnesota on Feb. 8.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-time All-State selection by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... Averaged 22.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 3.1 assists as a senior ... Managed a double-double in 23 of his 26 games ... Finished fourth in voting for Illinois Mr. Basketball as a senior ... First-Team All-State selection by the Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Associated Press and IBCA, and Second-Team by Chicago Tribune ... Peoria Journal-Star Player of the Year ... First-Team All-Mid State Six Conference and All-Area ... High games were 34 points and 22 rebounds ... Had a triple-double by halftime on Jan. 11, 2003 at the Highland Shootout ... Played in the Wendy's Chicago vs. New York All-Star Shootout and IBCA All-Star game following his senior year ... Lettered four times in basketball while in high school .... High school coach was Eddie Matthews ... Consensus Top 50 recruit ... Averaged 16.0 points and 9.8 rebounds as a junior ... Earned Second-Team AP All-State honors as a junior ... AAU Teammate with fellow Illini Rich McBride on the Ft. SOOY team coached by Verdell Jones.

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 8, 1985 ... Parents are Charles and Maryann Randle ... Received a bachelor's degree in agri-finance last May and will earn a master's degree in August in sport management ... Sister, Marisa, graduated from Illinois ... Member of the Notre Dame honor roll as a 4.0 student ... National Honor Society member ... High School Student Ambassador ... Member of the Liturgy Club while in high school ... Hobbies include cars, cooking and fishing ... Favorite athlete is Grant Hill because of the way he carries himself on and off the court ... Says his father most influenced his athletics career because he didn't push too hard, gave him a base and supported him through all decisions.

Randle'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.
2003-04    32-9      354/11.1     35-62/.565      3-12/.250     13-28/.464      24-49-73/2.3       62-3      16/0.5    26    11/0.3    15/0.5     86/2.7
2004-05    DNP - Medical Redshirt
2005-06    32-32     855/26.7     109-210/.519    6-34/.176     48-81/.593      77-96-173/5.4      104-7     47/1.5    43    17/0.5    26/0.8     272/8.5
2006-07    24-23     616/25.7     66-133/.496     11-31/.355    34-59/.576      35-84-119/5.0      91-6      26/1.1    46    11/0.5    23/1.0     177/7.4
2007-08    33-32     838/25.4     117-254/.461    8-39/.205     67-112/.598     68-114-182/5.5     111-9     46/1.4    56    16/0.5    21/0.6     309/9.4
Totals     121-96    2663/22.0    327-659/.496    28-116/.241   162-280/.579    204-343-547/4.5    368-25    135/1.1   171   55/0.5    85/0.7     844/7.0


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