2014-2015 Illinois State Redbirds

2014-2015 Illinois State Redbirds Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
44 DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell Jr GF 6-6 200 Mar 5, 1993 Orlando (FL) United States West Oak Academy
5 Mark Hall So G 6-4 180 Jul 1, 1994 Round Lake (IL) United States Grayslake North High School
23 Deontae Hawkins So F 6-8 220 Aug 2, 1993 Dayton (OH) United States Quakerdale Prep Academy
4 Bobby Hunter Sr G 5-10 191 Mar 23, 1992 Reno (NV) United States Bishop Manogue High School
10 John Jones Sr F 6-9 262 Aug 12, 1992 Bridgetown Barbados The Howe School
3 Daishon Knight Sr G 6-1 189 Apr 30, 1991 Baltimore (MD) United States Maine Central Institute
1 Paris Lee So G 6-0 185 Apr 20, 1995 Maywood (IL) United States Proviso East High School
22 Reggie Lynch So FC 6-10 260 Nov 30, 1994 Edina (MN) United States Edina High School
15 Justin McCloud Jr G 6-4 198 Jan 11, 1994 Bottineau (ND) United States Bottineau High School
11 MiKyle Mcintosh Fr SF 6-7 235 Jul 19, 1994 Pickering Canada 22ft Basketball Academy
42 Will Ransom Jr PF 6-8 252 Nov 21, 1993 Fort Worth (TX) United States North Crowley High School
34 James Stawarz Sr FC 6-8 220 - Crystal Lake (IL) United States Prairie Ridge High School
12 Tony Wills So G 6-4 185 Jul 12, 1994 Indianapolis (IN) United States Ben Davis High School

Illinois State Transfers Sitting Out 2014-2015

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Nick Banyard Jr F 6-8 225 Feb 16, 1994 Flower Mound (TX) United States New Mexico
- Javaka Thompson Jr GF 6-4 191 Oct 11, 1993 Chicago (IL) United States Malcolm X College

Recent Illinois State Redbirds History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 7-18 (4-14) 10th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2019-2020 10-21 (5-13) 9th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2018-2019 17-16 (9-9) 5th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 18-15 (10-8) 3rd (MVC) Runner Up N/A
2016-2017 28-7 (17-1) 1st (MVC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 18-14 (12-6) 2nd (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 22-13 (11-7) 3rd (MVC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2013-2014 18-16 (9-9) 4th (MVC) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2012-2013 18-15 (8-10) 6th (MVC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 21-14 (9-9) 3rd (MVC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2010-2011 12-19 (4-14) 9th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 22-11 (11-7) 3rd (MVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2008-2009 24-10 (11-7) 3rd (MVC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2007-2008 25-10 (13-5) 2nd (MVC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 15-16 (6-12) 7th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 9-19 (4-14) 9th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2004-2005 17-13 (8-10) 6th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 10-19 (4-14) 10th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 8-21 (5-13) 8th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A

2014-2015 Illinois State Redbirds Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Daishon Knight NABC All-District (16) Second Team
Daishon Knight MVC All-Conference Second Team
Reggie Lynch MVC All-Conference Second Team
Daishon Knight MVC All-Tournament Team
Reggie Lynch MVC All-Tournament Team
Paris Lee MVC All-Defensive Team
Reggie Lynch MVC All-Defensive Team
Bobby Hunter MVC All-Bench Team
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell MVC Newcomer of the Year
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell MVC All-Newcomer Team
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team

2014-2015 Illinois State Redbirds Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Lee D. Knight D. Akoon-Purcell D. Hawkins R. Lynch
Rotation B. Hunter J. McCloud T. Wills M. Mcintosh  
Rotation       J. Jones  
Lim PT M. Hall     W. Ransom  
Lim PT       J. Stawarz  

2014-2015 Illinois State Redbirds Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Daishon Knight 35 29.9 14.3 3.3 2.4 1.0 0.0 1.8
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 28 26.2 12.8 5.6 1.3 1.0 0.2 1.9
Reggie Lynch 33 22.2 9.5 5.4 0.2 0.7 2.8 1.6
Deontae Hawkins 25 22.4 7.4 5.2 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.9
Bobby Hunter 30 19.5 6.8 2.0 1.4 0.6 0.0 1.0
Paris Lee 34 29.8 6.8 2.4 3.6 2.4 0.1 1.9
MiKyle Mcintosh 35 20.1 5.8 4.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 2.0
Tony Wills 32 18.9 4.3 2.2 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.8
Justin McCloud 30 11.7 3.1 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.3
John Jones 34 13.1 3.1 3.1 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.9
Mark Hall 9 6.3 1.6 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.4
Will Ransom 25 9.3 1.3 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6
James Stawarz 6 2.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2

2014-2015 Illinois State Redbirds Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dan Muller Head Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Torrey Ward Associate Head Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Illinois State, 2012 to 2014)
Luke Yaklich Assistant Coach 2013-2014 N/A
Dean Oliver Assistant Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Will Veasley Video Coordinator 2013-2014 N/A
Larry Lyons Athletic Director 2013-2014 N/A
Jim Lathrop Director of Strength and Conditioning 2014-2015 N/A
Mitch Gilfillan Director of Basketball Operations 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Ball State, 2010 to 2013)
John Munn Head Athletic Trainer 2006-2007 N/A
Lauren Hutchcraft Director of Communications 2014-2015 N/A
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