2021-2022 Illinois Fighting Illini

2021-2022 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
13 Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk So PF 6-8 235 Jan 30, 2001 Lommel Belgium Ka Pegasus Ostend High School
21 Kofi Cockburn Jr C 7-0 290 Sep 1, 1999 Kingston Jamaica / United States Oak Hill Academy
5 Andre Curbelo So PG 6-1 175 Oct 13, 2001 Brookville (NY) Puerto Rico / United States Long Island Lutheran High School
1 Trent Frazier Sr SG 6-2 175 Sep 8, 1998 Wellington (FL) United States Wellington Christian School
10 Luke Goode Fr F 6-7 210 Aug 24, 2002 Fort Wayne (IN) United States Homestead High School
3 Jacob Grandison Sr F 6-6 210 Apr 2, 1998 Oakland (CA) United States Phillips Exeter Academy
33 Coleman Hawkins So SF 6-10 225 Dec 10, 2001 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 So C 7-0 220 Apr 19, 2002 Deerfield (IL) United States Deerfield High School
15 R.J. Melendez Fr F 6-7 205 Dec 3, 2002 Arecibo (PR) Puerto Rico Central Pointe Christian Academy
4 Omar Payne Jr PF 6-10 240 Nov 2, 2000 Kissimmee (FL) United States Montverde Academy
11 Alfonso Plummer Sr G 6-1 175 Sep 4, 1997 Fajardo (PR) Puerto Rico Colegio La Luz
0 Brandin Podziemski Fr F 6-5 205 Feb 25, 2003 Muskego (WI) United States St. John's Northwest Military Academy
2 Connor Serven So F 6-9 235 May 17, 2002 Bushnell (IL) United States St. Rita of Cascia 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
2021-2022 23-10 (15-5) 1st (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
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

2021-2022 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kofi Cockburn The Wooden Award All American Team
Kofi Cockburn USBWA All-District Team (V)
Trent Frazier USBWA All-District Team (V)
Kofi Cockburn Consensus All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn NABC All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn NABC All-District (7) First Team
Kofi Cockburn AP All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn USBWA All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn Sporting News All-American First Team
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten First Team (Coaches)
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Second Team (Coaches)
Alfonso Plummer All-Big Ten Third Team (Coaches)
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten First Team (Media)
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Second Team (Media)
Alfonso Plummer All-Big Ten Third Team (Media)
Trent Frazier All-Big Ten Defensive Team
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb 7, 2022)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan 10, 2022)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec 27, 2021)
Trent Frazier Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan 17, 2022)

2021-2022 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Plummer T. Frazier D. Williams C. Hawkins K. Cockburn
Rotation A. Curbelo   R. Melendez J. Grandison  
Lim PT   B. Podziemski L. Goode O. Payne B. Lieb
Lim PT   A. Hutcherson   B. Bosmans-Verdonk  
Lim PT       C. Serven  

2021-2022 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kofi Cockburn 28 30.7 20.9 10.6 0.8 0.8 1.0 2.3
Alfonso Plummer 33 30.2 14.6 2.5 1.1 0.3 0.0 1.3
Trent Frazier 31 34.7 11.6 2.8 4.1 1.3 0.1 1.8
Jacob Grandison 30 25.1 9.6 3.8 2.3 0.3 0.2 1.2
Andre Curbelo 19 19.2 7.5 3.1 3.2 0.7 0.1 2.8
Coleman Hawkins 33 19.0 5.9 4.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 1.4
Da'Monte Williams 33 28.7 3.9 5.0 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.9
R.J. Melendez 22 8.5 3.8 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.5
Austin Hutcherson 4 15.0 2.8 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.5
Luke Goode 28 8.9 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.3
Omar Payne 32 7.4 1.8 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.8 0.6
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 24 7.8 1.6 2.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.2
Brandin Podziemski 15 4.4 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3
Brandon Lieb 10 2.3 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Connor Serven 6 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2021-2022 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)
Chester Frazier Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Associate Head Coach (Virginia Tech, 2020 to 2021)
Geoff Alexander Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Special Assistant to the Head Coach (Illinois, 2017 to 2021)
Tim Anderson Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Assistant Coach (DePaul, 2017 to 2021)
Zach Hamer Video Coordinator 2019-2020 N/A
Josh Whitman Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Washington (Mo.), 2014 to 2015)
Kent Brown Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2013-2014 N/A
Joey Biggs Assistant Athletic Director 2021-2022 Director of Basketball Operations (Illinois, 2017 to 2021)
Kwa Jones Graduate Manager 2020-2021 Student Manager (Houston, 2017 to 2019)
Neel Ganta Graduate Manager 2021-2022 N/A
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)