Men's Basketball


Trent Meacham
Trent Meacham
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Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Centennial

Last College:
Dayton

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
09/26/1985

AT ILLINOIS
2008-09 SENIOR:
Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Started all 34 games on the season, ranking third on the team in scoring with an average of 10.2 points ... Led the Illini and ranked second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal shooting at 42.1 percent (69-164) ... Also ranked fifth in the league with an average of 2.0 treys per game ... Ranks fifth on the Illinois career 3-point field goal percentage list at 40.8 percent (178-436) and ninth on the school career 3-point field goals list with 178 treys ... Scored in double figures 16 times and was the Illini's leading scorer in six games on the year ... In final game of his career, scored a season-high 24 points vs. Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Also had a career-high four steals vs. the Hilltoppers ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 29 after averaging 19.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in wins over No. 25 Missouri and Eastern Michigan. He scored 23 points vs. Mizzou and had 16 points vs. EMU ... Scored 21 points vs. Indiana on Jan. 10 ... Made seven 3-pointers vs. the Hoosiers, one shy of his school record ... Third on the team in assists with an average of 2.7 apg ... Tied career-high of six assists on three occasions, vs. Georgia (Dec. 6), at Purdue (Dec. 30) and at Ohio State (Feb. 22) ...Third on the team with 31 steals.

2007-08 JUNIOR: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Started 31 games at shooting guard, averaging 29.6 minutes per game ... Second on the Illini in scoring on the season, averaging 10.1 points ... Third on the team in assists with 2.3 apg ... Shot 40 percent from 3-point range (74-185) on the year, ranking 11th in the Big Ten ... Eighth in the conference with an average of 2.2 treys per game ... Scored in double figures 18 times and was the Illini's leading scorer in eight games on the year ... Had three 20-point games with a career-high 26 points vs. Weber State (Dec. 1), 24 vs. Tennessee State (Dec. 30) and 21 vs. Minnesota (March 8) ... Shot a perfect 5-5 from 3-point land at Minnesota (Feb. 12) ... Had a career-high eight rebounds vs. Tennessee State ... Tied career high with six assists vs. Arizona (Dec. 8).

2006-07 SOPHOMORE: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Appeared in all 35 games, starting 12 times ... Averaged 5.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists on the season ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 40.2 percent (35-87) ... Tied school record for 3-pointers in a game with eight treys vs. Florida A&M on Nov. 19 en route to a season-high 24 points ... Scored in double figures five times on the year ... Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Jackson State on Nov. 15.  

2005-06 REDSHIRT: Transferred to Illinois following one season at Dayton and sat out the season per NCAA regulations.

AT DAYTON
Played in all 29 games as a true-freshman in 2004-05, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds ... Ranked second on the team with an average of 2.7 assists per game ... Led Dayton in 3-point shooting, making 45.9 percent from behind the arc (28-61) ... Also led the Flyers in free throw shooting at 89.6 percent (43-48) ... Scored a season-high 17 points at Temple (Feb. 9) ... Had a season-high six assists vs. Akron (Dec. 23) and again at Temple (Feb. 9) ... Made 25 consecutive free throws over a 16-game span.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters at Centennial ... High school coach was Tim Lavin ... Averaged 18.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists as a senior ... Big 12 Conference MVP and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette All-Area Player of the Year ... First-team All-State selection by the News-Gazette and IBCA ... Averaged 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior and was named all-area and all-conference ... Played for the Martin Brothers Select AAU program out of Iowa, which won the 2004 Senior Boys AAU national championship ... Scored 34 points in the championship game ... Named MVP in leading Martin Brothers to the 2003 Nike Memorial Day Classic championship.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 26, 1985 ... Parents are Stu and Susan Meacham ... Earned bachelor's degree in sport management in August, now working toward a master's degree in human resource education ... Engaged to Theresa Lisch, a junior guard on the St. Louis University basketball team ... Has two sisters ... Big 12 Conference scholar-athlete as a high school junior and senior ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as winning the 2004 AAU National Championship ... Favorite player is Steve Nash ... Involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Meacham'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.
2004-05 *   29-0     518/17.9     57-136/.419     28-61/.459     43-48/.896     5-44-49/1.7       64-1     78/2.7     53     1/0.1    14/0.5    185/6.4
2005-06     DNP - Redshirt
2006-07     35-12    622/17.8     51-136/.375     35-87/.402     38-48/.792     6-30-36/1.0       60-1     60/1.7     40     0/0.0    19/0.5    175/5.0
2007-08     34-31    1005/29.6    109-265/.411    74-185/.400    53-71/.746     9-73-82/2.4       85-1     79/2.3     50     3/0.1    24/0.7    345/10.1
2008-09     34-34    1046/30.8    114-270/.422    69-164/.421    49-58/.845     8-76-84/2.5       76-1     92/2.7     36     4/0.1    31/0.9    346/10.2
UI Totals   103-77   2673/26.0    274-671/.408    178-436/.408   140-177/.791   23-179-202/2.0    221-3    231/2.2    126    7/0.1    74/0.7    866/8.4
All Totals  132-77   3191/24.2    331-807/.410    206-497/.414   183-225/.813   28-223-251/1.9    285-4    309/2.3    179    8/0.1    88/0.7    1051/8.0

* Statistics from 2004-05 season are from Dayton.


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