2020-2021 Illinois Fighting Illini

2020-2021 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
15 Giorgi Bezhanishvili Jr PF 6-9 235 Nov 16, 1998 Rustavi Georgia / Austria St. Patrick High School
13 Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Fr PF 6-7 220 Jan 30, 2001 Lommel Belgium N/A
21 Kofi Cockburn So C 7-0 290 Sep 1, 1999 Kingston Jamaica / United States Oak Hill Academy
5 Andre Curbelo Fr PG 6-1 175 Oct 13, 2001 Brookville (NY) Puerto Rico / United States Long Island Lutheran High School
11 Ayo Dosunmu Jr PG 6-5 185 Jan 17, 2000 Chicago (IL) United States Morgan Park High School
1 Trent Frazier Sr SG 6-2 175 Sep 8, 1998 Wellington (FL) United States Wellington Christian School
3 Jacob Grandison Jr F 6-6 200 Apr 2, 1998 Oakland (CA) United States Phillips Exeter Academy
4 Zach Griffith Sr F 6-6 210 Feb 8, 1999 Fishers (IL) United States Fishers High School
34 Jermaine Hamlin So PF 6-10 235 Dec 28, 2000 Lincoln (IL) United States Lincoln Community High School
33 Coleman Hawkins Fr SF 6-10 200 - Antelope (CA) United States Prolific Prep
22 Austin Hutcherson Jr G 6-6 175 Apr 7, 1998 Boston (MA) United States Hun School of Princeton
12 Brandon Lieb Fr C 7-0 210 - Deerfield (IL) United States Deerfield High School
44 Adam Miller Fr PG 6-3 180 Jan 23, 2002 Peoria (IL) United States Morgan Park High School
10 Edgar Padilla Fr G 6-1 165 - Carolina (PR) Puerto Rico / United States MacDuffie School
2 Connor Serven Fr F 6-9 215 - Bushnell (IL) United States St. Rita of Cascia High School
32 Tyler Underwood Sr G 6-2 180 Aug 22, 1996 Nacogdoches (TX) United States Nacogdoches High School
20 Da'Monte Williams Sr SG 6-3 210 Nov 2, 1998 Peoria (IL) United States Manual High School

Recent Illinois Fighting Illini History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 24-7 (16-4) 1st (Big Ten) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2019-2020 21-10 (13-7) 4th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd N/A
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

2020-2021 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ayo Dosunmu Bob Cousy (Best PG) Award
Ayo Dosunmu Consensus All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn Consensus All-American Second Team
Ayo Dosunmu NABC All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn NABC All-American Second Team
Ayo Dosunmu NABC All-District (7) First Team
Kofi Cockburn NABC All-District (7) Second Team
Ayo Dosunmu AP All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn AP All-American Second Team
Ayo Dosunmu USBWA All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn USBWA All-American Second Team
Ayo Dosunmu Sporting News All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn Sporting News All-American Second Team
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten First Team (Coaches)
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten First Team (Coaches)
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten First Team (Media)
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten First Team (Media)
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten All-Tournament Team
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten All-Tournament Team
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Defensive Team
Andre Curbelo Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year
Andre Curbelo All-Big Ten Freshman Team
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec 28, 2020)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec 14, 2020)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb 8, 2021)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb 1, 2021)
Andre Curbelo Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Mar 1, 2021)

2020-2021 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Miller T. Frazier A. Dosunmu J. Grandison K. Cockburn
Rotation A. Curbelo D. Williams   G. Bezhanishvili  
Lim PT E. Padilla T. Underwood C. Hawkins B. Bosmans-Verdonk B. Lieb
Lim PT     Z. Griffith C. Serven  
Lim PT       J. Hamlin  

2020-2021 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ayo Dosunmu 28 35.2 20.1 6.3 5.2 1.1 0.2 3.3
Kofi Cockburn 31 27.0 17.7 9.5 0.2 0.3 1.3 1.7
Trent Frazier 31 33.5 10.2 2.7 2.7 1.3 0.1 1.5
Andre Curbelo 31 21.5 9.1 4.0 4.2 0.9 0.1 2.6
Adam Miller 31 25.4 8.3 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.1
Da'Monte Williams 31 25.0 5.5 5.3 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.7
Giorgi Bezhanishvili 31 14.7 5.1 2.7 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.9
Jacob Grandison 30 15.2 4.6 3.4 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.8
Coleman Hawkins 25 6.2 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2
Jermaine Hamlin 8 2.9 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Brandon Lieb 5 2.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.6
Tyler Underwood 7 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Zach Griffith 7 3.3 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Connor Serven 7 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 8 2.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Edgar Padilla 6 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2020-2021 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)
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)
Stephen Gentry Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Director of Basketball Operations (Gonzaga, 2017 to 2019)
Geoff Alexander Special Assistant to the Head Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Evansville, 2012 to 2017)
Zach Hamer Video Coordinator 2019-2020 N/A
Josh Whitman Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Washington (Mo.), 2014 to 2015)
Joey Biggs Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 N/A
Kent Brown Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2013-2014 N/A
Susan Young Associate Athletic Director 2017-2018 N/A
Kwa Jones Graduate Manager 2020-2021 Student Manager (Houston, 2017 to 2019)
Adam Fletcher Strength and Conditioning Coach 2015-2016 Director of Strength and Conditioning (Towson, 2014 to 2015)
Randy Ballard Director of Sports Medicine 2017-2018 N/A
Paul Schmidt Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 Director of Sports Medicine (Illinois, 2012 to 2016)