2018-2019 Illinois State Redbirds

2018-2019 Illinois State Redbirds Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
32 Taylor Bruninga RS-So F 6-8 220 - Mapleton (IL) United States Illini Bluffs High School
22 Matt Chastain So GF 6-6 190 - LeRoy (IL) United States LeRoy High School
2 Zach Copeland Jr G 6-4 185 Jun 21, 1997 Oakland (CA) United States Berkeley High School
15 Lijah Donnelly RS-Jr G 6-2 170 - Bloomington (IL) United States Bloomingdale High School
3 Keyshawn Evans Sr PG 6-0 180 Feb 15, 1996 Plantation (FL) United States Sagemont School
10 Phil Fayne Sr F 6-9 220 Apr 15, 1997 Elk Grove (CA) United States Franklin High School
0 Isaac Gassman So G 6-5 185 Jun 26, 1997 Ottawa (IL) United States Ottawa Township High School
5 Matt Hein Jr PG 6-4 183 Dec 20, 1996 Orlando (FL) United States Windermere Preparatory School
13 Rey Idowu Fr F 6-9 240 - Melbourne (FL) United States Clearwater High School
11 Josh Jefferson Jr G 6-2 190 - New Albany (IN) United States New Albany High School
4 Abdou Ndiaye RS-Fr F 6-9 190 - Louga Senegal The Nation Christian Academy
23 William Tinsley Sr G 6-6 195 - Colfax (IL) United States Ridgeview High School
52 Milik Yarbrough Sr F 6-6 215 Oct 30, 1995 Zion (IL) United States Zion-Benton Township High School

Illinois State Transfers Sitting Out 2018-2019

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Dedric Boyd So G 6-4 175 Oct 23, 1998 Brownsville (TN) United States Eastern Kentucky
- Keith Fisher III So C 6-8 215 - Los Angeles (CA) United States San Jose State
- Jaycee Hillsman Sr SF 6-6 213 - Chicago (IL) United States San Jose State

Recent Illinois State Redbirds History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2018-2019 Illinois State Redbirds Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Phil Fayne NABC All-District (16) First Team
Milik Yarbrough NABC All-District (16) Second Team
Phil Fayne MVC All-Conference First Team
Milik Yarbrough MVC All-Conference Second Team
Phil Fayne MVC Player of the Week (Dec 17, 2018)
Zach Copeland MVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb 4, 2019)

2018-2019 Illinois State Redbirds Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Evans Z. Copeland W. Tinsley M. Yarbrough P. Fayne
Rotation   J. Jefferson M. Chastain R. Idowu  
Rotation   I. Gassman      
Lim PT M. Hein L. Donnelly T. Bruninga    

2018-2019 Illinois State Redbirds Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Milik Yarbrough 33 29.3 16.7 6.9 3.1 0.7 0.5 4.0
Phil Fayne 33 28.9 15.9 6.3 0.8 1.1 1.2 1.7
Zach Copeland 32 28.7 9.3 2.8 3.0 0.9 0.2 2.2
Josh Jefferson 21 23.3 8.7 2.1 1.6 0.8 0.2 0.9
Keyshawn Evans 33 29.7 7.7 1.8 2.0 0.4 0.1 1.8
William Tinsley 31 21.1 4.4 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.5
Matt Chastain 31 22.2 3.5 4.2 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.7
Isaac Gassman 26 14.7 3.1 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.2
Rey Idowu 33 10.4 2.9 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5
Matt Hein 18 15.2 1.6 1.4 1.5 0.7 0.1 0.8

2018-2019 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)
Chris Duhon Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Marshall, 2014 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