Ladies and gentlemen, Jon Ekey.
Make that Jon Three-key.
Actually, what Illinois fans love to call the senior forward on social media is “3key” — perfect for a guy with a well-honed stroke from beyond the arc. It’s an undeniably cool nickname for a role player who spent three years at Illinois State before signing on for one final season of college ball with the Illini...
((ht: btn.com))Nothing says March Madness better than a buzzer beater. And while Illinois pulling out a last second win vs. Iowa wasn't in an NCAA Tournament game, it still was pretty impressive.Jon Ekey of Illinois was the guy with the clincher, dropping the 3 from the top left side of the 3-point line giving the Illini the 66-63 win over #24 ranked Iowa.
Fran McCaffery and his #24 Iowa Hawkeyes are likely in the NCAA Tournament. They will fall out of the polls, deservedly, after losing a Senior Night game in which they were favored by 12. But I still think they’re good to go dancing even if they get knocked out of the first round of the Big Ten Tournament this week.
The Hawkeyes lost in dramatic fashion to an Illinois Fighting...
After the barrage of threes that Illinois was forced to endure against Michigan during Illinois’ senior night, it was only fitting that Jon Ekey served up his revenge to another school on that school’s senior night. In a wild back-and-forth game, that included a blown 14-point first half lead for the Fighting Illini, Ekey drained a three with 0.5 seconds remaining on the clock...
Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.
William Chrisman High School
High School Career
Jon Ekey played his high school basketball at William Chrisman High School in Independence, MO. During his three years on the varsity team, Ekey averaged 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He was not ranked nationally; however, he was ranked 103rd among small forwards in...
Fighting Illini News - March 4th is senior night for the Fighting Illini basketball team. The team currently has only two seniors, Joseph Bertrand and Jon Ekey, and both are in their fifth season. Here are some of the best highlights from the duo.
One of Bertrand’s most memorable moments with the Illini was this And-1 layup. It was part of a single-handed 10...
It seems like Jon Ekey just arrived at Illinois -- his senior night is already here.
Tuesday night marks the final home game in the careers of fifth-year seniors Joseph Bertrand and Jon Ekey.
Each has experienced his own ups and downs throughout the last five years in college basketball.
Bertrand battled back from injury as a true freshman, a coaching change two years ago and prolonged stretches of losing each of the last three seasons.
Ekey dealt with a coaching...
Illinois is adding two transfers to its suddenly thin roster.
Coach John Groce said Wednesday that Illinois State forward Jon Ekey and Seton Hall guard Aaron Crosby have agreed to join Illinois.
Ekey will play immediately as a graduate-student transfer. Crosby will have to sit out a season.
Ekey was a 44.6 percent shooter and averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game this season...
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April 17, 2013