Men's Basketball
Statement from Illinois Head Coach Bruce Weber


Feb. 14, 2007

Champaign, Ill. - "The past few days have been very difficult for the Illinois Basketball family. Fortunately, Brian Carlwell's health has continued to improve. He is currently listed in fair condition and was moved out of intensive care into his own room early this afternoon. He is expected to make a full recovery and should be discharged from the hospital within the next two days.

"Jamar Smith has obviously been very shaken by the situation and went home to Peoria this afternoon to be with his family. We feel that support from his family is the most important thing for Jamar at this time.

"We appreciate all the prayers and support from Illini fans throughout the country. We hope you will keep these two young men in your thoughts as they recover physically and emotionally from this unfortunate event, as well as our entire team as it continues through a season filled with adversity."