2017-2018 Illinois State Redbirds

2017-2018 Illinois State Redbirds Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
32 Taylor Bruninga Fr F 6-8 220 - Mapleton (IL) United States Illini Bluffs High School
1 Elijah Clarance Fr SG 6-4 190 Jul 3, 1998 Norra Sofielund Sweden St. Maria Goretti School
3 Keyshawn Evans Jr PG 6-0 180 Feb 15, 1996 Plantation (FL) United States Sagemont School
10 Phil Fayne Jr F 6-9 220 Apr 15, 1997 Elk Grove (CA) United States Franklin High School
0 Isaac Gassman Fr G 6-5 185 Jun 26, 1997 Ottawa (IL) United States Ottawa Township High School
5 Matt Hein So PG 6-4 183 Dec 20, 1996 Orlando (FL) United States Windermere Preparatory School
30 Luke Litwiller Fr F 6-5 200 - Hopedale (IL) United States Olympia High School
24 Jerron Martin Sr G 6-0 175 May 24, 1995 Prince George's County (MD) United States Princeton Day Academy
4 David Ndiaye Jr C 7-0 215 Oct 16, 1996 Windermere (FL) United States Windermere Preparatory School
34 Christian Romine So C 6-9 220 Aug 13, 1997 Mahomet (IL) United States Mahomet-Seymour High School
23 William Tinsley Jr G 6-6 195 - Colfax (IL) United States Ridgeview High School
25 Madison Williams So SG 6-3 170 Oct 22, 1997 Augusta (GA) United States Academy of Richmond County High School
52 Milik Yarbrough Jr F 6-6 215 Oct 30, 1995 Zion (IL) United States Zion-Benton Township High School

Illinois State Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
22 Matt Chastain So GF 6-6 190 - LeRoy (IL) United States Loyola (IL)
2 Zach Copeland Jr G 6-4 185 Jun 21, 1997 Oakland (CA) United States City College of San Francisco

Recent Illinois State Redbirds History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2017-2018 Illinois State Redbirds Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Milik Yarbrough NABC All-District (16) First Team
Phil Fayne NABC All-District (16) Second Team
Milik Yarbrough MVC All-Conference First Team
Phil Fayne MVC All-Conference Second Team
Phil Fayne MVC All-Tournament Team
Milik Yarbrough MVC All-Tournament Team
Milik Yarbrough MVC Newcomer of the Year
Milik Yarbrough MVC All-Newcomer Team
Milik Yarbrough MVC Player of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
Milik Yarbrough MVC Player of the Week (Jan 2, 2018)
Milik Yarbrough MVC Newcomer of the Week (Jan 2, 2018)
Milik Yarbrough MVC Newcomer of the Week (Jan 29, 2018)
Milik Yarbrough MVC Newcomer of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
Milik Yarbrough MVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb 19, 2018)
Milik Yarbrough MVC Newcomer of the Week (Dec 26, 2017)

2017-2018 Illinois State Redbirds Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Evans M. Williams W. Tinsley M. Yarbrough P. Fayne
Rotation M. Hein I. Gassman   T. Bruninga D. Ndiaye
Rotation J. Martin E. Clarance      
Lim PT     L. Litwiller    

2017-2018 Illinois State Redbirds Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Milik Yarbrough 32 28.0 16.6 6.6 4.8 0.9 0.7 3.9
Phil Fayne 29 29.9 15.6 7.4 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.8
Keyshawn Evans 30 31.2 15.2 2.7 3.6 0.6 0.0 2.1
William Tinsley 33 26.4 6.0 5.4 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.8
Madison Williams 31 24.3 5.3 2.5 1.4 1.1 0.3 1.3
Taylor Bruninga 29 17.4 4.9 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4
David Ndiaye 20 18.1 4.2 4.0 0.4 0.6 1.2 0.6
Matt Hein 32 21.9 4.0 2.2 1.0 0.8 0.1 1.6
Isaac Gassman 32 14.7 3.8 1.8 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.4
Elijah Clarance 21 11.1 2.7 1.0 1.3 0.5 0.0 1.5
Jerron Martin 10 10.9 2.0 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.7
Luke Litwiller 10 4.9 1.3 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

2017-2018 Illinois State Redbirds Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dan Muller Head Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Brian Reese Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Head Coach (Georgian Court, 2015 to 2016)
Brendan Mullins Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Illinois-Chicago, 2015 to 2017)
Brian Collins Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (East Tennessee State, 2015 to 2017)
Darshawn McClellan Video Coordinator 2016-2017 Player Development Assistant (Vanderbilt, 2015 to 2016)
Larry Lyons Athletic Director 2013-2014 N/A
Jim Lathrop Director of Strength and Conditioning 2014-2015 N/A
Spencer Johnson Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 Video Coordinator (Illinois State, 2015 to 2016)
John Munn Head Athletic Trainer 2006-2007 N/A
Lauren Hutchcraft Director of Communications 2014-2015 N/A