2019-2020 Illinois Fighting Illini

2019-2020 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
15 Giorgi Bezhanishvili So 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 Fr C 7-0 290 Sep 1, 1999 Kingston Jamaica / United States Oak Hill Academy
11 Ayo Dosunmu So PG 6-5 185 Jan 17, 2000 Chicago (IL) United States Morgan Park High School
10 Andres Feliz Sr SG 6-2 185 Jul 15, 1997 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic West Oak Academy
1 Trent Frazier Jr SG 6-1 170 Sep 8, 1998 Wellington (FL) United States Wellington Christian School
0 Alan Griffin So SG 6-5 180 Apr 14, 2000 White Plains (NY) United States Archbishop Stepinac High School
4 Zach Griffith Jr F 6-6 210 Feb 8, 1999 Fishers (IL) United States Fishers High School
34 Jermaine Hamlin Fr PF 6-10 240 Dec 28, 2000 Lincoln (IL) United States Lincoln Community High School
22 Austin Hutcherson RS-Jr G 6-6 175 Apr 7, 1998 Boston (MA) United States Hun School of Princeton
5 Tevian Jones So PF 6-7 205 Jun 29, 2000 Chandler (AZ) United States Chandler High School
2 Kipper Nichols Sr SF 6-6 220 Jul 7, 1996 Lakewood (OH) United States St. Edward High School
35 Samson Oladimeji Sr G 6-4 200 Jul 5, 1998 Rolling Meadows (IL) United States William Fremd High School
32 Tyler Underwood Sr G 6-2 180 Aug 22, 1996 Nacogdoches (TX) United States Nacogdoches High School
20 Da'Monte Williams Jr SG 6-3 200 Nov 2, 1998 Peoria (IL) United States Manual High School

Illinois Transfers Sitting Out 2019-2020

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Jacob Grandison Jr F 6-6 196 - Oakland (CA) United States Holy Cross

Recent Illinois Fighting Illini History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2019-2020 Illinois Fighting Illini Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ayo Dosunmu NABC All-District (7) Second Team
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten Second Team (Coaches)
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Ayo Dosunmu All-Big Ten First Team (Media)
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten Third Team (Media)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Coaches)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Media)
Kofi Cockburn All-Big Ten Freshman Team
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov 25, 2019)
Ayo Dosunmu Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb 24, 2020)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec 9, 2019)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec 9, 2020)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov 11, 2019)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec 16, 2019)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov 25, 2019)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec 30, 2019)
Kofi Cockburn Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec 9, 2019)

2019-2020 Illinois Fighting Illini Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Frazier A. Feliz D. Williams A. Dosunmu K. Cockburn
Rotation   A. Griffin K. Nichols G. Bezhanishvili  
Lim PT T. Underwood S. Oladimeji Z. Griffith J. Hamlin  
Lim PT       T. Jones  
Lim PT       B. Bosmans-Verdonk  

2019-2020 Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ayo Dosunmu 30 33.6 16.6 4.3 3.3 0.8 0.2 2.7
Kofi Cockburn 31 27.5 13.3 8.8 0.6 0.5 1.4 1.9
Andres Feliz 31 26.8 11.0 5.0 2.9 0.7 0.0 1.4
Trent Frazier 31 30.5 9.1 2.2 1.9 0.9 0.0 0.9
Alan Griffin 28 18.0 8.9 4.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.8
Giorgi Bezhanishvili 31 23.1 6.8 4.8 1.6 0.1 0.4 1.8
Kipper Nichols 31 13.8 3.4 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.9
Da'Monte Williams 31 21.6 2.8 3.6 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.7
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk 9 6.4 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.6
Jermaine Hamlin 14 4.5 1.1 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4
Tevian Jones 12 5.7 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
Zach Griffith 8 2.2 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyler Underwood 14 3.4 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1
Samson Oladimeji 7 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

2019-2020 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)
Jamall Walker Special Assistant to the Head Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (Illinois, 2016 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
Paul Kowalczyk Associate Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Susan Young Associate Athletic Director 2017-2018 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)