2011-12 FRESHMAN: Team MVP ... Played in all 32 games and started 19 times ... Averaged 4.3 ppg and 1.9 apg ... Scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in opener vs. Loyola Chicago (Nov. 11) ... Had a career-high three steals vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 14) ... Tallied five assists vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27) ... Scored eight points vs. Nebraska (Jan. 7) ... Notched nine points on 4-of-6 shooting vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 22) ... Hit the game-tying three to even the contest at 40 apiece vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31) ... Dished out career-high eight assists, the most by an Illini during the season, vs. Northwestern (Feb. 5) ... Had eight points at Indiana (Feb. 9) ... Notched a career-high 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting vs. Purdue (Feb. 15) ... Scored in double figures two other times with 11 points at Nebraska (Feb. 18) and 12 points vs. Michigan (March 1).
Consensus Top-100 recruit averaged 17.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists as a senior ... First-team All-State selection by the Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) ... Second-team All-State by the Associated Press (AP) ... Third-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... Player of the Year by the Northwest Indiana Times ... All-Area by the Sun-Times ... Chicago Catholic League-South Division Athlete of the Year ... Ranked No. 69 on the recruiting services consensus index, including No. 58 by Rivals.com and No. 62 by Prep Stars ... Averaged 18 points, five rebounds and three assists as a junior ... First-team All-State by the News-Gazette, second-team All-State by the Sun-Times, AP and IBCA and special mention All-State by the Tribune as a junior ... High school coach was Mike Flaherty ... Played for the Illinois Wolves AAU program, coached by Mike Mullins.
Born Feb. 6, 1992 ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Father is Tracy Abrams ... Mother is Felicia Sales ... Has four brothers ... Hobbies include singing and writing poetry ... Member of the honor roll in high school ... Favorite athlete is Derrick Rose because "He's humble and works hard" ... Fighting Illini heroes growing up were Dee Brown and Deron Williams ... Fierce competitor who says, "I'll do anything to win, because I love my team."