2015-2016 Illinois Fighting Illini

2015-2016 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
13 Tracy Abrams RS-Sr G 6-2 185 Feb 6, 1992 Chicago (IL) United States Mount Carmel High School
44 Alex Austin Jr G 6-4 185 Nov 17, 1993 Chicago (IL) United States Mount Carmel High School
12 Leron Black So SF 6-7 220 Jan 31, 1996 Memphis (TN) United States White Station High School
5 Jalen Coleman Fr SG 6-3 180 Jul 15, 1996 Indianapolis (IN) United States La Lumiere School
43 Michael Finke Fr PF 6-10 230 Apr 26, 1996 Champaign (IL) United States Centennial High School
21 Malcolm Hill Jr G 6-6 220 Oct 26, 1995 Belleville (IL) United States Belleville East High School
23 Aaron Jordan Fr SG 6-4 170 May 5, 1997 Plainfield (IL) United States Plainfield East High School
10 Mike LaTulip Sr G 6-1 170 Dec 7, 1993 Arlington Heights (IL) United States Prospect High School
3 Khalid Lewis Sr G 6-3 185 May 5, 1992 Trenton (NJ) United States Trenton Catholic Academy
45 Cameron Liss So F 6-6 200 May 4, 1996 Northbrook (IL) United States Glenbrook North High School
22 Maverick Morgan Jr C 6-10 250 Aug 28, 1994 Springboro (OH) United States Springboro High School
25 Kendrick Nunn Jr SG 6-3 190 Aug 3, 1995 Chicago (IL) United States Simeon Career Academy
1 Jaylon Tate Jr G 6-3 170 Jan 16, 1995 Chicago (IL) United States Simeon Career Academy
33 Mike Thorne Sr C 6-11 270 May 17, 1993 Fayetteville (NC) United States Trinity Christian
0 D.J. Williams Fr SF 6-7 202 Mar 20, 1997 Chicago (IL) United States Simeon Career Academy

Recent Illinois Fighting Illini History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2015-2016 15-19 (5-13) 12th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 19-14 (9-9) 7th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2013-2014 20-15 (7-11) 8th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2012-2013 23-13 (8-10) 7th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 17-15 (6-12) 9th (Big Ten) 1st Rnd N/A
2010-2011 20-14 (9-9) 4th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2009-2010 21-15 (10-8) 5th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2008-2009 24-10 (11-7) 2nd (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2007-2008 16-19 (5-13) 9th (Big Ten) Runner Up N/A
2006-2007 23-12 (9-7) 4th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2005-2006 26-7 (11-5) 2nd (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2004-2005 37-2 (15-1) 1st (Big Ten) Champion NCAA Runner Up
2003-2004 26-7 (13-3) 1st (Big Ten) Runner Up NCAA 3rd Rnd
2002-2003 25-7 (11-5) 2nd (Big Ten) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd

2015-2016 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Malcolm Hill NABC All-District (7) Second Team
Malcolm Hill All-Big Ten Second Team (Coaches)
Malcolm Hill All-Big Ten Second Team (Media)
Kendrick Nunn Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament Team

2015-2016 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Coleman K. Lewis K. Nunn M. Hill M. Morgan
Rotation J. Tate     M. Finke  
Lim PT   A. Jordan D. Williams   M. Thorne
Lim PT   A. Austin C. Liss    
Lim PT   T. Abrams L. Black    
Lim PT   M. LaTulip      

2015-2016 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Malcolm Hill 34 35.1 18.1 6.6 3.3 1.2 0.4 2.2
Kendrick Nunn 28 35.1 15.5 5.0 1.7 1.5 0.2 1.6
Mike Thorne 8 21.4 12.9 8.5 0.2 0.2 0.6 1.2
Jalen Coleman 34 26.2 10.3 1.9 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.1
Maverick Morgan 34 21.1 8.3 3.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 1.1
Michael Finke 33 20.3 7.5 3.7 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.9
Leron Black 7 14.3 4.4 4.4 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.7
Khalid Lewis 32 23.2 3.9 1.7 3.0 0.9 0.1 1.2
Aaron Jordan 31 11.3 3.3 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.2
D.J. Williams 29 11.0 2.1 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.8
Jaylon Tate 30 17.5 1.8 1.3 2.5 0.4 0.1 0.8
Alex Austin 31 9.8 1.3 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.2
Cameron Liss 5 2.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

2015-2016 Illinois Fighting Illini Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
John Groce Head Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Dustin Ford Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Jamall Walker Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Paris Parham Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Mike Thomas Athletic Director 2011-2012 N/A
Josh Whitman Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Washington (Mo.), 2014 to 2015)
Paul Kowalczyk Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Mark Morris Director of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 N/A
Paul Schmidt Director of Sports Medicine 2012-2013 N/A