Previewing Big Ten Players Likely to Be Drafted

Posted to NBA DraftThe Fighting Illini won’t have any players drafted tonight, as only Jon Ekey and Joseph Bertrand are moving on from the team. However, the Big Ten has supplied this year’s draft class with many talented players. Here’s a preview of the potential landing spots for these former Big Ten basketball stars. The Mock Drafts used are from Sports Illustrated, Bleacher...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Ekey Buries Three to Ruin Iowa’s Senior Night

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...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini’s last-second 3-pointer jolts Hawkeyes

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.
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Player Profile: Jon Ekey

Jon Ekey Senior Independence, MO William Chrisman High School 6’7″ 225lbs. Forward 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...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Night Tribute: Best of Bertrand and Ekey

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. Joseph Bertrand One of Bertrand’s most memorable moments with the Illini was this And-1 layup.  It was part of a single-handed 10...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekey leads Illinois past Chicago State 77-53

Jon Ekey scored 19 points for the second consecutive game to lead Illinois to an easy 77-53 win over Chicago State on Friday. The 6-foot-7 forward went 5 of 8 from the three-point stripe, and almost single-handedly carried the Illini (5-0) in the game's final minutes. Joseph Bertrand, Tracy Abrams and Rayvonte Rice each added 12 points. Center Nnanna Egwu grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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