2018-2019 Illinois Fighting Illini

2018-2019 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
15 Giorgi Bezhanishvili Fr PF 6-9 230 Nov 16, 1998 Rustavi Georgia / Austria St. Patrick High School
3 Drew Cayce Jr G 6-1 165 May 31, 1997 La Porte (IN) United States La Lumiere School
12 Adonis De La Rosa Sr C 7-0 265 Oct 20, 1994 Bronx (NY) United States Christ the King
11 Ayo Dosunmu Fr PG 6-5 185 Jan 17, 2000 Chicago (IL) United States Morgan Park High School
10 Andres Feliz Jr SG 6-2 185 Jul 15, 1997 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic West Oak Academy
1 Trent Frazier So SG 6-1 170 Sep 8, 1998 Wellington (FL) United States Wellington Christian School
0 Alan Griffin Fr SG 6-5 180 Apr 14, 2000 White Plains (NY) United States Archbishop Stepinac High School
4 Zach Griffith So F 6-6 210 Feb 8, 1999 Fishers (IL) United States Fishers High School
22 Anthony Higgs Fr SF 6-8 215 Jun 15, 2000 Nottingham (MD) United States Perry Hall High School
5 Tevian Jones Fr PF 6-7 200 Jun 29, 2000 Chandler (AZ) United States Chandler High School
23 Aaron Jordan Sr SG 6-5 210 May 5, 1997 Plainfield (IL) United States Plainfield East High School
34 Samba Kane Fr C 7-0 220 Nov 20, 1999 Dakar Senegal Florida Air Academy
2 Kipper Nichols Jr SF 6-6 225 Jul 7, 1996 Lakewood (OH) United States St. Edward High School
35 Samson Oladimeji Jr G 6-4 200 Jul 5, 1998 Rolling Meadows (IL) United States William Fremd High School
32 Tyler Underwood Jr G 6-2 180 Aug 22, 1996 Nacogdoches (TX) United States Nacogdoches High School
20 Da'Monte Williams So SG 6-3 190 Nov 2, 1998 Peoria (IL) United States Manual High School

Recent Illinois Fighting Illini History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 12-21 (7-13) 10th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 14-18 (4-14) 11th (Big Ten) 1st Rnd N/A
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

2018-2019 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten Freshman Team
Giorgi Bezhanishvili Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb 11, 2019)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb 18, 2019)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb 11, 2019)

2018-2019 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Frazier A. Dosunmu D. Williams A. Jordan G. Bezhanishvili
Rotation   A. Feliz K. Nichols   A. De La Rosa
Lim PT T. Underwood A. Griffin Z. Griffith T. Jones S. Kane
Lim PT D. Cayce S. Oladimeji      

2018-2019 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ayo Dosunmu 32 31.2 13.8 4.0 3.2 1.2 0.2 2.2
Trent Frazier 32 30.5 13.7 2.3 2.6 1.4 0.0 2.0
Giorgi Bezhanishvili 33 26.1 12.5 5.2 0.8 0.7 0.8 2.4
Andres Feliz 33 22.4 8.3 2.9 2.2 1.0 0.0 1.5
Aaron Jordan 33 26.9 8.0 4.6 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.7
Kipper Nichols 33 18.2 5.7 2.8 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.8
Tevian Jones 24 9.0 3.5 1.4 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.2
Da'Monte Williams 33 21.6 3.4 3.5 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.7
Alan Griffin 27 8.1 3.1 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 1.0
Adonis De La Rosa 26 8.8 2.3 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.8
Samba Kane 17 5.1 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.5
Zach Griffith 7 5.0 0.3 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1
Drew Cayce 7 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
Samson Oladimeji 9 2.8 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Tyler Underwood 16 4.3 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2

2018-2019 Illinois Fighting Illini Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Brad Underwood Head Coach 2016-2017 Head Coach (Stephen F. Austin, 2013 to 2016)
Jamall Walker Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Orlando Antigua Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Head Coach (South Florida, 2014 to 2017)
Ronald Coleman Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Illinois-Chicago, 2015 to 2017)
Geoff Alexander Special Assistant to the Head Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Evansville, 2012 to 2017)
Josh Whitman Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Washington (Mo.), 2014 to 2015)
Patrick Schulte Video Coordinator 2017-2018 Video Coordinator (Oklahoma State, 2016 to 2017)
Joey Biggs Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 N/A
Kent Brown Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2013-2014 N/A
Paul Kowalczyk Associate Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Susan Young Associate Athletic Director 2017-2018 N/A
Grant Bale Graduate Manager 2017-2018 N/A
Randy Ballard Director of Sports Medicine 2017-2018 N/A
Paul Schmidt Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 Director of Sports Medicine (Illinois, 2012 to 2016)