Women's Basketball

Centrese McGee
Centrese McGee


Calumet City, Ill.

High School:
Thornton Fractional North



2011-12: Did not play while recovering from knee surgery.

2010-11 - Freshman: Played an started in all 32 games as a true freshman ... Averaged 5.7 points and was second on the team in rebounding (5.3 rpg) on the season ... Led all Big Ten freshmen in rebounding and was second in steals (1.2), tied for third in assists (1.7) and fourth in scoring (5.7) ... Earned the team's Coaches Award following the season ... Named Illinois' Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Had her first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to push the Illini past Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament ... Grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds to go with six points at Wisconsin on Jan. 23 ... Had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists at #12 Michigan State on Jan. 16 ... Scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed nine boards against Long Beach State in Hawaii on Nov. 26 ... Nearly had a doublel-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes against Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... Had five points, four rebounds and four assists in her Illini debut vs. Illinois State on Nov. 12.

Ranked No. 86 nationally by Blue Star, No. 102 by All Star Girls Report and No. 126 by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Named Third Team All-State by the IBCA and Special Mention All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette as a senior ... Averaged 13.1 points, six rebounds, five steals and 2.4 assists as a junior ... 2009 All-State selection by the IBCA (fourth team) and Chicago Tribune (Special Mention) and All-Area by the Chicago Sun-Times, Northwest Times and Daily Southtown ... Spent her first two years of high school at Chicago Washington, the same school that former Illini great Angelina Williams attended ... Averaged 15 points, 5.5 rebounds, five steals and four assists as a sophomore and was named All-City, All-Chicago Public League and All-Area ... Averaged 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 4.3 assists to earn All-City and All-Public League honors as a freshman ... High school coach was Tim Zasada ... Also played for the Chicago Express AAU team and coach Jeral Davis.

Full name is Centrese Tenille Evelyn McGee ... Nickname is "Tee Tee" ... Born July 24, 1992 ... Daughter of Jessie (mother) and Terry (father) Mcgee ... Has three brothers, Timmy Jordan, Michael McGee and Terry McGee, and one sister, Terhonda McGee ... Says her mom most influenced her athletic career because she has always been there for her and pushed her to get better ... Lists former men's basketball star Deron Williams as favorite Fighting Illini athlete ... Plans to major in kinesiology ... Chose Illinois over DePaul, Marquette, Minnesota and Northwestern.