2016-2017 Illinois Fighting Illini

2016-2017 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
13 Tracy Abrams Sr G 6-2 185 Feb 6, 1992 Chicago (IL) United States Mount Carmel High School
44 Alex Austin Sr 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 So SG 6-3 180 Jul 15, 1996 Indianapolis (IN) United States La Lumiere School
43 Michael Finke So PF 6-10 230 Apr 26, 1996 Champaign (IL) United States Centennial High School
21 Malcolm Hill Sr G 6-6 220 Oct 26, 1995 Belleville (IL) United States Belleville East High School
41 Clayton Jones Jr G 6-0 170 Sep 23, 1993 Champaign (IL) United States Champaign Central High School
23 Aaron Jordan So SG 6-5 190 May 5, 1997 Plainfield (IL) United States Plainfield East High School
45 Cameron Liss Jr F 6-6 215 May 4, 1996 Northbrook (IL) United States Glenbrook North High School
3 Te'Jon Lucas Fr G 6-0 160 Oct 10, 1998 Milwaukee (WI) United States Washington High School
22 Maverick Morgan Sr C 6-10 245 Aug 28, 1994 Springboro (OH) United States Springboro High School
2 Kipper Nichols Fr SF 6-6 220 Jul 7, 1996 Lakewood (OH) United States St. Edward High School
14 Samson Oladimeji Fr G 6-4 195 - Rolling Meadows (IL) United States William Fremd High School
1 Jaylon Tate Sr 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 So SF 6-7 200 Mar 20, 1997 Chicago (IL) United States Simeon Career Academy

Illinois Transfers Sitting Out 2016-2017

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Drew Cayce So G 6-1 165 May 31, 1997 La Porte (IN) United States Creighton

Recent Illinois Fighting Illini History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 20-15 (8-10) 9th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
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

2016-2017 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Malcolm Hill All-Big Ten Second Team (Coaches)
Malcolm Hill All-Big Ten Second Team (Media)
Malcolm Hill Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov 14, 2016)

2016-2017 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Lucas T. Abrams M. Hill L. Black M. Morgan
Rotation   J. Coleman K. Nichols M. Finke M. Thorne
Lim PT C. Jones A. Jordan D. Williams    
Lim PT   J. Tate C. Liss    
Lim PT   A. Austin      
Lim PT   S. Oladimeji      

2016-2017 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Malcolm Hill 35 33.3 17.2 5.1 2.9 1.2 0.4 1.9
Maverick Morgan 35 25.6 9.9 4.5 0.9 0.3 0.8 1.7
Tracy Abrams 35 24.2 8.6 2.9 2.3 1.0 0.2 1.3
Leron Black 31 20.2 8.1 6.3 0.4 0.5 0.1 1.2
Jalen Coleman 35 24.3 8.0 2.3 1.0 0.7 0.1 1.0
Michael Finke 32 19.8 6.9 4.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.9
Mike Thorne 23 13.8 5.2 3.4 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.1
Kipper Nichols 21 13.6 4.9 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.7
Te'Jon Lucas 31 20.7 4.8 1.9 3.1 1.0 0.0 1.6
Jaylon Tate 26 15.7 2.4 1.3 2.8 0.5 0.1 1.2
D.J. Williams 17 8.8 2.3 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5
Aaron Jordan 24 6.9 1.0 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2
Clayton Jones 8 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alex Austin 10 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Samson Oladimeji 7 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cameron Liss 1 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 Illinois Fighting Illini Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
John Groce Head Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Brad Underwood Head Coach 2016-2017 Head Coach (Stephen F. Austin, 2013 to 2016)
Dustin Ford Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Jamall Walker Head Coach, Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Paris Parham Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Josh Whitman Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Washington (Mo.), 2014 to 2015)
Mark Morris Director of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 N/A
Paul Kowalczyk Associate Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
James Haring Video Coordinator 2016-2017 Graduate Manager (Illinois, 2015 to 2016)
Dee Brown Director of Player Development 2016-2017 N/A