2014-2015 Illinois Fighting Illini

2014-2015 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
12 Leron Black Fr SF 6-7 220 Jan 31, 1996 Memphis (TN) United States White Station High School
31 Austin Colbert So F 6-9 210 Nov 7, 1994 Chesapeake (VA) United States Gill St. Bernard's School
11 Aaron Cosby Jr SG 6-3 200 Jul 31, 1992 Louisville (KY) United States Northfield Mount Hermon School
32 Nnanna Egwu Sr C 6-11 250 Oct 22, 1992 Chicago (IL) Nigeria St. Ignatius College Prep
43 Michael Finke Fr PF 6-10 220 Apr 26, 1996 Champaign (IL) United States Centennial High School
21 Malcolm Hill So G 6-6 230 Oct 26, 1995 Belleville (IL) United States Belleville East High School
10 Mike LaTulip Jr G 6-1 170 Dec 7, 1993 Arlington Heights (IL) United States Prospect High School
45 Cameron Liss Fr F 6-6 200 May 4, 1996 Northbrook (IL) United States Glenbrook North High School
22 Maverick Morgan So C 6-10 250 Aug 28, 1994 Springboro (OH) United States Springboro High School
25 Kendrick Nunn So SG 6-3 190 Aug 3, 1995 Chicago (IL) United States Simeon Career Academy
24 Rayvonte Rice Sr F 6-4 230 Jul 14, 1992 Champaign (IL) United States Centennial High School
14 Ryan Schmidt Sr G 6-0 185 - Bloomington (IL) United States Bloomington Central Catholic High School
3 Ahmad Starks Sr PG 5-9 170 Sep 11, 1992 Chicago (IL) United States Whitney Young High School
1 Jaylon Tate So G 6-3 170 Jan 16, 1995 Chicago (IL) United States Simeon Career Academy

Recent Illinois Fighting Illini History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2014-2015 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Rayvonte Rice All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Malcolm Hill All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Malcolm Hill All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
Rayvonte Rice All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
Nnanna Egwu All-Big Ten Defensive Team
Rayvonte Rice Las Vegas Invitational MVP
Nnanna Egwu Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team
Rayvonte Rice Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team
Malcolm Hill Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team

2014-2015 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Starks K. Nunn R. Rice M. Hill N. Egwu
Rotation   J. Tate L. Black A. Colbert  
Lim PT M. LaTulip T. Abrams C. Liss   M. Morgan
Lim PT R. Schmidt   A. Cosby    

2014-2015 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Rayvonte Rice 24 30.0 16.5 6.5 1.8 1.8 0.3 1.3
Malcolm Hill 33 30.6 14.4 4.8 1.3 0.8 0.2 1.5
Kendrick Nunn 33 30.2 11.1 3.5 1.9 1.2 0.2 1.4
Aaron Cosby 19 25.3 7.8 3.6 1.7 0.3 0.0 1.3
Ahmad Starks 33 24.1 7.7 1.6 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.1
Nnanna Egwu 33 29.8 6.5 5.9 1.0 0.8 1.8 1.1
Leron Black 33 14.8 5.0 4.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.8
Jaylon Tate 32 20.4 3.6 1.2 2.9 0.8 0.1 1.4
Maverick Morgan 30 9.2 2.6 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5
Austin Colbert 25 7.6 1.7 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
Mike LaTulip 16 2.8 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Cameron Liss 11 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Ryan Schmidt 3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2014-2015 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
Mark Morris Director of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 N/A
Paul Schmidt Director of Sports Medicine 2012-2013 N/A