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    Former Fighting Illini star Deron Williams will be back on campus Saturday to play in the Illinois Basketball Alumni Game.

    Former Fighting Illini star Deron Williams will be back on campus Saturday to play in the Illinois Basketball Alumni Game.

    Aug. 2, 2011

    Champaign, Ill. - The Illinois Basketball Alumni Game will be held Saturday at the Assembly Hall. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at, by phone at 866-ILLINI-1, or in person at the Illinois Athletics Ticket Office at the Assembly Hall. Tickets also will be on sale Saturday at the Assembly Hall, with the ticket office opening at 3:30 pm. Doors open at 4 pm. The current Illini team will scrimmage at 5 pm, followed by the alumni game at 6 pm. Parking is free.

    More than 100 former players, managers, and support staff members will be in Champaign for the reunion, with approximately 40 players scheduled to play in Saturday's Alumni Game:

    DEMETRI MCCAMEY G, 2008-11
    MIKE DAVIS F, 2008-11
    MIKE TISDALE C, 2008-11
    BILL COLE F, 2008-11
    BUBBA CHISHOLM G, 2009-10
    TRENT MEACHAM G, 2007-09
    CHESTER FRAZIER G, 2006-09
    CALVIN BROCK G, 2006-09
    C.J. JACKSON F, 2007-09
    BRIAN RANDLE F, 2004-08
    CHRIS HICKS G, 2006-08
    WARREN CARTER F, 2004-07
    JAMES AUGUSTINE F/C, 2003-06
    DEE BROWN G, 2003-06
    DERON WILLIAMS G, 2003-05
    LUTHER HEAD G, 2002-05
    ROGER POWELL F, 2002-05
    JACK INGRAM F/C, 2004-05
    JERRANCE HOWARD G, 2001-04
    BRIAN COOK F, 2000-03
    SEAN HARRINGTON G, 2000-03
    ROBERT ARCHIBALD C, 1999-2002
    CORY BRADFORD G, 1999-2002
    LUCAS JOHNSON F, 1999-2002
    SERGIO MCCLAIN F, 1998-2001
    MARCUS GRIFFIN C, 2000-01
    BRETT MELTON G, 2001
    JOE CROSS G, 2000-01
    NATE MAST G, 1999-2000
    ARIAS DAVIS G, 1998-99
    KEVIN TURNER G, 1995-98
    JARROD GEE F, 1995-98
    JERRY HESTER F, 1994-98
    RICH BEYERS F, 1998
    KIWANE GARRIS G, 1994-97
    CHRIS GANDY F, 1994-97
    HERB CALDWELL F, 1996-97
    KENDALL GILL G, 1987-90

    Serving as honorary coaches for the alumni game are former Illinois head coach Lon Kruger (1997-2000), and former Fighting Illini standouts Kenny Battle (1988-89) and Levi Cobb (1977-80).

    Prior to the alumni game, Bruce Weber's current squad will take the floor and participate in a scrimmage as part of its final day of practice prior to departing on an international tour trip to Italy, Aug. 10-20. In addition to watching the eight returning players from last season's NCAA Third Round squad, Saturday will be the first chance for Illini fans to see newcomers Sam Maniscalco, Nnanna Egwu, Tracy Abrams, Myke Henry, Mike Shaw, Devin Langford and Ibby Djimde.

    For those not in attendance, will have a live video stream of the intrasquad scrimmage and alumni game through its All-Access package. The stream will carry the feed from the videoboard at Assembly Hall.

    Click here to watch the video stream of the intrasquad scrimmage and alumni game.
    Click here for more information on All-Access.

    Following the alumni game, Deron Williams will host a charity reception at the Activities & Recreation Center (formerly IMPE) on the U of I campus from 7:30-10 pm. The reception includes food, wine, a silent and live auction, and the opportunity to meet Williams and a number of former Illini players. The event will support his Point of Hope Foundation as well as the I FUND. Tickets are $100 and can be ordered online through the Point of Hope Foundation website.

    Here is a list of auction items that will be included at Williams' reception:
    · Deron Williams Autographed Jersey Set (Illinois, All-Star, Nets, Jazz)
    · Deron Williams Autographed 2011 NBA All-Star Jersey
    · Deron Williams Autographed New Jersey Nets Jersey
    · Deron Williams Autographed Shoes and Basketballs
    · Deron Williams Autographed Utah Jazz Jersey
    · NBA All-Star Big Men Autographed Jersey Set (Nowitzki, Durant, Duncan, Howard)
    · NBA 50 Greatest Players Painting
    · Mike Ditka Autographed Jersey
    · Deron Williams 2008 Utah Jazz MVP Painting
    · Richard Petty Driving Experience
    · Wrigley Field Rooftop Package
    · Napa Wine Tour Package
    · Pebble Beach Golf Package
    · Whistler Ski Package
    · Fighter Pilot for a Day Package
    · Nike Golf Set - Metal Woods, Irons, Putter, Bag
    · Lake Michigan Boat Tour
    · Jewelry
    · Other travel packages

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