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    Fabiola Josil
    3 Fabiola Josil
    Hometown:
    Coral Springs Fla.

    High School:
    Coral Glades

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Guard

    Fabiola Josil


    AT ILLINOIS
    2009-10 - Sophomore: Played in 31 games on the season, making three starts ... Averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game ... Hit a three-pointer and had two boards in 24 minutes at Western Kentucky in the WNIT first round ... Had four points and two assists in the Big Ten Tournament win over Indiana on March 4 ... Played 28 minutes against Indiana on Feb. 7, scoring two points ... Played 23 minutes off the bench on Jan. 21 against Iowa, scoring six points and committing zero turnovers ... Made her first start of the season on Dec. 28 against No. 6 Ohio State ... Was big down the stretch in Illinois' comeback win at Wake Forest on Dec. 2, dishing out four assists and playing a season-high 29 minutes ... Played 28 minutes at Cal Poly on Nov. 28, dishing out a career-high five assists, tying her career-high with three steals and also contributing five points and three rebounds ... Played 19 minutes at Illinois State on Nov. 24, contributing six points and a season-high five rebounds ... Scored a season-high eight points against Bradley on Nov. 22, shooting 3-of-4 from the field and also contributing three steals and two assists ... Scored five points and shot 2-of-2 from the field at Temple on Nov. 13 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Transferred following the 2009-10 season.

    2008-09 - Freshman: Played in all 31 games, starting 25 ... Stepped up to average 7.0 points per game and shoot 53 percent from the field in the last seven games ... Scored eight points, dished out three assists and had two steals in the Big Ten Tournament win over Penn State ... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds at Minnesota on March 1, also tying her career-high with four assists and scoring seven points ... Had the best game of her career on Feb. 26 at Iowa, scoring a career-high 13 points in shooting 6-of-7 from the field ... Played all 40 minutes for the first time in her career on Dec. 20 against #2 North Carolina, scoring seven points and turning the ball over just once ... Dished out a career-high four assists against South Dakota State on Nov. 27 and recorded a career-high three steals against Montana on Nov. 26 at the Cancun Caribbean Challenge ... Scored 10 points against Temple on Nov. 23 for her first career double-digit scoring game ... Scored five points - her first as an Illini - on Nov. 16 vs. Eastern Illinois ... Made her Illini debut in the season-opener at IPFW on Nov. 14, playing 23 minutes ... Named the team's Most Improved Player at the postseason banquet.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Ranked as the No. 12 senior from the state of Florida ... Averaged 26 points, eight assists and nine steals per game while leading Coral Glades to a 17-3 record and a District 14 title in 2008 ... Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American and McDonald's All-America nominee in 2008 ... Named first team All-State in 2008 and was the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Large School (Class 6A-5A-4A) Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008 ... Four-time Sun-Sentinal All-Broward County first team honoree ... Scored 2,002 career points ... High school coach was Cecil McNair ... Played for the Premier Jaguars and coach Kevin Heller in AAU ... Also considered Wake Forest and Georgia Tech ... Maintained a 3.9 GPA in high school and was the 2008 Scholar Athlete of the Year.

    PERSONAL
    Born Nov. 16, 1989 ... Majoring in sport management ... Daughter of Tony Josil and Yanick Ridore ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Hobbies include writing ... Says her brother Jean most influenced her athletic career because he got her to play basketball.

    GETTING TO KNOW FABIOLA
    Nickname: Fab
    Why Illinois? I believe in Coach Law and in the direction of the program.
    Favorite Place On Campus: The Union because it's a nice place to go and just hang out with friends. The rec room is a lot of fun and the food is pretty good.
    Best Memory As An Illini: How we played toward the end of last season because we all started showing so much growth and maturity as players.
    Favorite Coach Law Quote: "I would die for you."
    What I've Learned From Coach Law: Everything is mental. Once you have that down the physical part is easy.
    Favorite Athlete: Dwayne Wade
    Favorite Fighting Illini Athlete: Evan Frierson (football)
    Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat
    Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball
    Favorite TV Show: The Game
    Favorite Singer: Ne-Yo
    Favorite Book: The Dream Giver
    The People I Admire Most Are: My siblings. They have always set a good example for me throughout my life.
    Something Most People Don't Know About Me: When I was younger I wanted to be an astronaut.
    My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Writing
    Three Words That Describe My Play: Quick, Athletic, Aggressive
    Plans After Illinois: Grad School

    JOSIL'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
    Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
    2008-09 31-25 884 28.5 60 143 .420 3 24 .125 17 25 .680 11 53 64 2.1 56 0 39 54 0 20 140 4.5
    2009-10 31-3 451 14.5 22 76 .289 7 29 .241 6 12 .500 7 32 39 1.3 33 0 25 28 0 15 57 1.8
    TOTAL 62-28 1335 21.5 82 219 .374 10 53 .189 23 37 .622 18 85 103 1.7 89 0 64 82 0 35 197 3.2

    updated May 2010

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