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HEAD COACH MIKE MILLER                    Eastern Illinois University head coach Mike Miller has a history of turning
                                   programs around and as he enters his third season at the helm of the Panthers program
                                   he appears to have the fortunes of the EIU program headed in the right direction.
                                          Hired in mid-April of 2005 after five years as the associate head coach at Kansas
                                   State University, Miller has already produced two Ohio Valley Conference Freshman
                                   of the Year in his short tenure at EIU. In addition his first full recruiting class in 2006
                                   was rated as the best in the OVC by HoopScoop.com while also ranking in the Top
                                   100 recruiting classes nationally.
                                          Among the seven new faces Miller and his staff were able to bring in among
                                   that top class were the school’s first freshman to lead the program in scoring in the
                                   NCAA Division I era in Romain Martin and only the second freshman to lead the team
                                   in rebounding as a NCAA Division I school in Ousmane Cisse.
                                          Originally from Monmouth, Illinois, Miller has always had ties to the deep tradition
                                   of basketball in the State of Illinois and surrounding region. He and his staff (all local
                                   products themselves) have emphasized getting the best talent in the area that fits
                                   their system. In 2007 they have once again accomplished that with two top recruits
                                   from Michigan and Wisconsin.
                                          Miller’s second season at EIU got off to a rocky start with eight new faces on
the roster learning how to play in a new system. As the season progressed the team was able to gel and finish strong
in the final month by winning five games and making a late run at the OVC Tournament. EIU finished at 10-20 mark
and was not eliminated from the OVC Tournament picture until the final game at Samford.
    His first EIU team finished with a 6-21 record but the team improved over the course of the season winning five of
its six games in Ohio Valley Conference play including a win over conference champion Murray State University.
    During his tenure at Kansas State, Miller helped the team improve from an 11-18 record his first season to a 17-12
mark in 2004-05. That season the Wildcats started three sophomores and a “true” freshman, and had six wins over
teams that advanced to post season tournaments. During that same time frame 10 of 14 seniors who completed their
eligibility earned degrees with five players earning Academic All-Big 12 honors.
    Miller also served as one of K-State’s top recruiters with the Wildcats having three straight Top 25 recruiting classes
as named by Hoop Scoop magazine. The 2002 class was rated No. 1 in the nation.
    No stranger to building programs, Miller helped revitalize the program at Texas State University (formerly Southwest
Texas State) during nine years of association with the program. He started as an assistant in 1991-92 as the Bobcats won
only 7 games. The team finished above .500 his second year on
the staff and went 25-7 in 1993-94 during his third season setting a
school record for wins and a spot in the 1994 NCAA Tournament.             PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
    The next season Miller was named the head coach at Texas
State becoming the second youngest Division I head coach at the
                                                                            UNDER MIKE MILLER
age of 29. Over the next six seasons as the Bobcats head man,
Miller won two conference championships in 1997 and 1999 and                           22 All-Conference Picks
finished second in 1998. The 1997 team advanced to the NCAA
Tournament by winning the Southland Conference Tournament,                   2 Southland Conference Tournament MVP's
Miller winning SLC Coach of the Year honors.
    Six players would earn Academic All-Southland Conference
                                                                                       Southland Conference
honors during his tenure and in 1999 Jeff Foster would be selected
                                                                                         Player Of The Year
in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Miller’s
teams led the Southland Conference in defense five of six seasons
                                                                                            Donte Mathis
and ranked third in the NCAA in 1999 allowing opponents to shoot
only 37.3 percent from the floor.                                                      Ohio Valley Conference
    Miller also has assistant coaching stops at Sam Houston State                       Freshman of the Year
in 1991 and Western Illinois in 1990.                                                   Romain Martin (2007)
    A graduate of Monmouth (Ill.) High School, Miller played                            Mike Robinson (2006)
basketball at East Texas State. He was a member of the East Texas
State team that won the 1984 Lone Star Conference championship.                               Jeff Foster
Miller graduated from East Texas State in 1987.                                      1999 First Round Draft Pick
     He and his wife, Kelly, have two sons, Matt and Joey.                             (Golden State Warriors)

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                                                                                                                  HEAD COACH MIKE MILLER
  MILLER FILE
EDUCATION
East Texas State (1987)
     B.S. in Health Education

PLAYING CAREER
East Texas State (Forward, 1984-86)

HEAD COACHING CAREER
2005-Present ...................................Eastern Illinois
1994-2000 ........................Texas State (SW Texas)

ASSISTANT COACHING CAREER
2001-05 .............................................Kansas State
1992-94 ............................Texas State (SW Texas)
1991 ........................................Sam Houston State
1990 ...............................................Western Illinois

AWARDS
1997 ................................... Southland Conference
                                            'Coach of the Year'

  HEAD COACHING HISTORY
EASTERN ILLINOIS
                    ALL               CONFERENCE
YEARS              W-L             W-L AFFILIATION
2005-06 .......... 6-21 .......... 5-15....Ohio Valley / 9th
2006-07 ......... 10-20 ......... 6-14..Ohio Valley / 10th
TEXAS STATE (SW TEXAS)
                    ALL               CONFERENCE
YEARS              W-L             W-L AFFILIATION
1999-2000 ..... 12-17 ......... 8-10...Southland / T-6th
1998-99 .......... 19-9 .......... 13-5...... Southland / 1st
     1999 Southland Conference Champion
1997-98 ......... 17-11 ......... 10-6..Southland / T-2nd
1996-97 ......... 16-13 ......... 10-6...Southland / T-1st
    1997 Southland Conference Tournament
  Champion and NCAA Tournament Participant
1995-96 ......... 11-15 ..........7-11...Southland / T-7th
1994-95 ......... 12-14 ..........7-11..Southland / T-7th

Overall Record (7).................... 103-120 (.462)


                                                                       MILLER'S BLUEPRINT FOR DEVELOPMENT
Eastern Illinois Record (1) .............. 16-41 (.281)
Ohio Valley Record (1) ................... 11-29 (.275)
Texas State Record (6) .................. 87-79 (.524)
                                                                       STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT                       ATHLETIC ENHANCEMENT
Southland Record (6) .................... 55-49 (.529)
                                                                         • Daytime Study Table by Assignment          • Team and Individualized Strength/
  ASSISTANT HISTORY                                                      • Individual Mentoring                         Conditioning Program
                                                                         • Weekly meeting with coaches                • Develop Proper Nutrition Habits
KANSAS STATE
                                                                         • Outline weekly schedule                    • Bi-Weekly Weigh-Ins
                    ALL               CONFERENCE
YEARS              W-L            W-L AFFILIATION                        • Reside in Residence Hall                   • Injury Prevention Techniques
2004-05 ......... 17-12 ......... 6-10..........Big 12 / 10th            • Work with Academic Support Staff           • Basketball Specific Workouts
2003-04 ......... 14-14 ......... 6-10.........Big 12 / T-9th                                                         • Measurement System for
2002-03 ......... 13-17 ......... 4-12.......... Big 12 / 11th
2001-02 ......... 13-16 ......... 6-10.........Big 12 / T-7th          LIFE SKILLS                                      Documentation
2000-01 ......... 11-18 ......... 4-12..........Big 12 / 10th            • Develop Verbal/Written Communication       • Basketball Skill Enhancement
TEXAS STATE (SW TEXAS)                                                     Skills                                     • Video Editing
                    ALL               CONFERENCE                         • Educate on Substance Abuse Issues
YEARS              W-L             W-L AFFILIATION                       • Print/Electronic Media Training          COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
1993-94 .......... 25-7 .......... 14-4.....Southland / 2nd              • Sexual Harassment Awareness               • Panther Pack Youth Clinics
1992-93 ......... 14-13 .......... 9-9....Southland / T-5th
1991-92 .......... 7-20 .......... 4-14...Southland / T-8th              • Time Management Seminars                  • Voluntary Activities with Charitable
                                                                                                                       Organizations
SAM HOUSTON STATE                                                                                                    • Public School Reading Programs
                    ALL               CONFERENCE                                                                     • Junior Panther Clinics
YEARS              W-L             W-L AFFILIATION
1990-91 .......... 7-20 ........... 5-9.......Southland / 5th
                                                                                                                    SENIORS PROGRAM
WESTERN ILLINOIS
                                                                                                                      • Career Planning and Placement
                    ALL                CONFERENCE                                                                       Information
YEARS              W-L            W-L AFFILIATION                                                                     • Preparing a Successful Resume
1989-90 ......... 16-13 .......... 6-6...... Mid-Con / T-3rd
                                                                                                                      • Networking with Potential Employers
                                                                                                                      • Professional Basketball Opportunities



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ASSISTANT COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF

                            CHAD                                                                    MICHAEL
   ALTADONNA   ASSISTANT COACH
                                                                                                    LEWIS
                                                                                              ASSISTANT COACH
                  THIRD SEASON                                                                   THIRD SEASON


      Chad Altadonna enters his third year as an assistant                         Michael Lewis, Indiana University’s all-time assist
coach on head coach Mike Miller’s Eastern Illinois University                  leader, enters his third year on Mike Miller’s Eastern Illinois
staff. Altadonna was formerly the director of basketball                       basketball staff.
operations at Kansas State University before following Miller                      Lewis worked the 2005 season as an assistant coach
to EIU.                                                                        at Stephen F. Austin after two seasons as a graduate
    Altadonna was a four-year letter winner at Illinois                        assistant on coach Bob Knight’s Texas Tech staff.
State (1992-95) serving                                                            Lewis played for Knight
as the team captain of           ALTADONNA FILE                                at Indiana from 1997-2000                  LEWIS FILE
1995 NIT team. He was EDUCATION                                                earning third team All-Big EDUCATION
named the Missouri Valley Illinois State (1996)                                Ten honors his senior year. Indiana (2000)
                                 ...... B.S. in Psychology/Sociology                                              .........B.S. in Recreation/Sports
Conference’s “Sixth Man of                                                     He finished his career with                                      Management
the Year” and ranked sixth PLAYING CAREER                                      545 assists, breaking the Texas Tech (2004)
in the nation in free throw Illinois State (1992-95)                           record formerly held by            ............ M.S. in Interdisciplinary
                                                                                                                                                   Studies
percentage. He also led ASST. COACHING CAREER                                  Quinn Buckner. He was
ISU in scoring during MVC 2004-05 ...................... Kansas State          also team captain during PLAYING CAREER
                             1998-2003 .................... Illinois State
games.                                                                         his senior season.             Belgium (2001)
                             1997..................... North Texas State
    Altadonna started his                                                          His IU career was also Florida Seadragons (USBL, 2001)
                                                                                                              Ft. Wayne Fury (CBA, 2000-01)
coaching career in 1996 AWARDS
                             1995.....................ISU Team Captain
                                                                               highlighted by an MVP Indiana (1997-2000)
as a student-assistant at        ......... Missouri Valley Conference          honor at the 1999 Hoosier
                                                        'Sixth Man Award'                                     ASST. COACHING CAREER
ISU helping coach the                                                          Classic and as a member 2005.................. Stephen F. Austin
                                 .................... Sixth in the nation in
Redbirds to the quarterfinal                        free throw Percentage       of the Big Ten All-Star 2003-04 ...................... Texas Tech
round of the NIT with a 22-                                                    team that traveled through
                                                                                                              AWARDS
11 record. He graduated                                                        Europe in 1997.                2000.......... Third Team All-Big Ten
from ISU in 1996.                                                                  Lewis played for the           ........................... Team Captain
    His next stop was at the University of North Texas                         Fort Wayne Fury of the             ............IU all-time assist leader
                                                                                                                  ..................USBL All-Star Team
for the 1997 season before returning to the Illinois State                     CBA in 2001 and the
staff in 1998. During his five years on the ISU staff (1998-                    Florida Seadragons of
2003), Altadonna helped the team reach two post-season                         the USBL in 2000 and 2001. He was a USBL All-Star in
tournaments including advancing to the second round of                         2000. He also played shortly in Belgium.
the NCAA Tournament in 1998 with a 25-6 record. The                                A 1996 graduate of Jasper (IN) High School, Lewis
2001 team made an NIT appearance.                                              finished as Indiana’s 13th all-time leading prep scorer with
    Altadonna moved on to the Kansas State staff for the                       2,138 points in 1996. He led the state in scoring and was
2004-05 season with the Wildcats posting a 17-12 record,                       named the Gatorade Player of the Year and named to the
its best mark since the 1998 season. Altadonna was                             Indiana All-Star team.
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Wildcat                           Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana in
program which involved some aspect of academic progress,                       2000 and a masters from Texas Tech in 2004.
recruiting, budgeting, compliance, scheduling and team
travel.
    A 1991 graduate of Centralia High School, Altadonna
was the 1991 team MVP while leading the Orphans in
scoring, rebounding and assists.


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                          CHRYS
    CORNELIUS   ASSISTANT COACH
                   FIRST SEASON



      Chrys Cornelius joined the EIU staff in June of 2007
after four years as an assistant coach at Florida A&M
University where he helped coach the Rattlers to a first                            BRENDA WILSON                      MARK BONNSTETTER
                                                                                  Office Systems Assistant             Head Certified Athletic Trainer
round NCAA Tournament appearance last season.
      Cornelius is a native of Joliet, Ill., where he attended
Joliet Catholic Academy earning All-East Suburban
Catholic League second
team honors. He originally        CORNELIUS FILE
signed to play at Arkansas EDUCATION
Pine-Bluff out of high Western Illinois (1995)
                                 ...........B.S. in Physical Education
school, but transferred to
Western Illinois earning his PLAYING CAREER
degree in 1995.                Western Illinois (1991-95)
      H e b e g a n h i s ASST. COACHING CAREER
coaching career at Joliet 2003-07 ........................ Florida A&M
Junior College in 1995 2003........................... ChicagoIllinois
                               2000-03 ....................Western
                                                                          State

moving on to become 1998-2000 ............... Jacksonville JC                     TONY KATZENMEIER                        MICHAEL HALL
a graduate assistant at 1996-98 ....................Western Illinois               Certified Athletic Trainer         Strength and Conditioning Coach
                               1995-96 ............................. Jolliet JC
Western Illinois from 1996-
98. He spent two seasons
at Jacksonville (Texas) Junior College before returning as
a full-time assistant at WIU in 2000. The Leathernecks had
the nation’s seventh largest turnaround in wins during the
2001-02 season.
      Following a quick stop at Chicago State, Cornelius
joined head coach Mike Gillespie’s Florida A&M staff for
the 2003-04 season as FAMU made one of two NCAA
Tournament appearances during his tenure. The Rattlers
also won the MEAC Conference basketball tournament
this past season and played Niagara in the NCAA Opening
Round game in Dayton, Ohio. FAMU had six Chicago area
players on their roster last season.                                                            2008 BASKETBALL MANAGERS
                                                                                                (L-R): Dan Harris, Weldon Williams
                                                                                                Adam Lockwood, Brandon Radford
                                                                                                   (not pictured - Blake Freels)




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2007-08 SEASON NOTES
     EIU RETURNS FIVE-FOR-FIVE                                             CLOSING ON 1,000
Eastern Illinois is one of the few teams in the country that return   Senior Bobby Catchings is closing on joining the 1,000 point club
all five starters from last season. That group of players combined     for his career. Catchings enters the year with 810 career points. His
to score 79 percent of EIU points and pull down 63 percent of the     lowest previous full season total was 252 points as a freshman.
team's rebounds. In addition, EIU returns a total of 11 players who
saw considerable minutes last season.                                      FEW NEWCOMERS
                                                                      Eastern Illinois head coach Mike Miller only added two players
    OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR                                          during the off-season with each recruiting to fill a void on the
Romain Martin made it three in three years for Eastern Illinois as    current team. EIU signed Matt Dorlack and Tyler Laser. Dorlack
the Minneapolis, Minn., product was named the 2007 Ohio Valley        is a 6-11 shot blocker from New Berlin, Wisc., that was rated one
Conference Freshman of the Year. He joins 2006 OVC honoree            of the top big men in Wisconsin. Laser is a scoring guard from
Mike Robinson in the EIU back court.                                  Hillsdale, Mich., who scored 1,875 career points.

     MARTIN TOP SCORER                                                     ON THE TUBE
Romain Martin became the first EIU freshman to lead the Panthers       Eastern Illinois will once again have a handful of games televised
in scoring during the NCAA Division I era of the program. Martin      both home and away. All home games will be aired on Charleston
averaged 14.8 points per contest starting 23 games. Martin was        based WEIU-TV Channel 51. The Panthers will again make an
one of 23 freshman nationally to lead their teams in rebounding.      appearance on ESPNU as the team's game at Tennessee State will
                                                                      be televised. Should EIU advance to play Iowa at the Hawkeye
     CISSE TOP REBOUNDER                                              Classic, that contest could be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Joining Martin as an impact freshman last season was Ousmane
Cisse, a center from the Ivory Coast. Cisse averaged 6.3 rebounds        TOP STEAL ARTIST
per game to become on the second freshman in the NCAA Division        Mike Robinson set the EIU single game record last year with
I era to lead EIU in rebounding.                                                                    eight steals against Louisiana
Cisse started 19 games.                                                                             Monroe in the season opener.
                                                                                                    Robinson finished with 65
     DOUBLE-DOUBLE                                                                                  steals to rank 33rd nationally.
Eastern Illinois players had
five double-doubles last season                                                                                 CHARITY POINTS
with Ousmane Cisse and Bobby                                                                              Eastern Illinois was solid from
Catchings both finishing with                                                                              the free throw line last season
two. Mike Robinson had the                                                                                as Romain Martin led the
other, nearly missing a triple-                                                                           OVC from the stripe hitting
dobule against Arkansas State.                                                                            86.7 percent. Mike Robinson
                                                                                                          also finished the season hitting
     BRACKETBUSTER                                                                                        over 80 percent at 81.8. Jake
Eastern Illinois will play in                                                                             Byrne also finished the season
the ESPNU Brackbusters for                                                                                red hot from the free throw line
the third straight season as                                                                              as he had a string of 21 straight
the Panthers will play host to                                                                            makes in the latter portion of
a game this season. EIU has                                                                               the year.
played Eastern Michigan and
Loyola-Chicago in their two                                                                                    ON THE BOARDS
previous appearances.      This                                                                           Eastern Illinois finished the
year's opponent will be decided                                                                           2007 season with a positive
in early February.                                                                                        rebound margin as EIU
                                                                                                          averaged 34.3 boards per game
     BUZZER BEATERS                                                                                       for a plus 1.1 rebound margin.
Eastern Illinois gave the home                                                                            EIU also stepped up its field
fans something to talk about in                                                                           goal percentage defense to
Lantz Arena last season as the                                                                            rank among the league leaders
Panthers won a pair of non-                                                                               in the OVC.
conference games at the buzzer.
EIU beat UW Green Bay on a                                                                                Pictured at left - Seniors Gino
bucket by Romain Martin, while                                                                            Myers-Kyles, Jon'Tee Willhite,
Mike Robinson hit a running 3-                                                                            Jake Byrne, Bobby Catchings
pointer to beat Arkansas State.                                                                           and Julio Anthony (l-r)
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      2007-08 EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS ROSTER
NUMERICAL ROSTER                                                                                                              BY CLASS
                                                                                                                                  SENIORS (5)
#    PLAYER                 POS HT        WT YR EXP              HOMETOWN                HIGH SCHOOL / JC
                                                                                                                                   Julio Anthony
2    Tyler Laser             G     6-1    185     FR     HS      Hillsdale, MI           Hillsdale
                                                                                                                                    Jake Byrne
5    Gino Myers-Kyles        G     6-4    190     SR     1V      Mobile, AL              Williamson/Faulkner CC
                                                                                                                                 Bobby Catchings
10   Romain Martin           G     6-3    190     SO     1V      Minneapolis, MN         North
                                                                                                                                 Gino Myers-Kyles
12   Billy Parrish           F     6-4    200     JR     2V      Naperville, IL          Neuqua Valley
                                                                                                                                  Jon'Tee Willhite
13   Jon'Tee Willhite        G     6-1    180     SR     1V      Kalamazoo, MI           Loy Norrix/Triton CC
14   Bobby Catchings *      F/G    6-6    200     SR     3V      Naperville, IL          Neuqua Valley
                                                                                                                                  JUNIORS (2)
15   Julio Anthony           G     6-4    190     SR     SQ      Charlotte, NC           Victory Christian/Cowley County CC
                                                                                                                                   Billy Parrish
20   Freddie Perry           G     5-9    155     SO     SQ      East St. Louis, IL      Cahokia
22   Brandon D'Amico *       G     6-4    185     FR     RS      Geneva, IL              Geneva                                   Mike Robinson
23   Mike Robinson           G     5-11   180     JR     2V      Chicago, IL             Hales Franciscan
30   Justin Brock            F     6-8    240     SO     1V      Fowler, IL              Liberty                               SOPHOMORES (5)
32   Matt Dorlack            C     6-11   235     FR     HS      New Berlin, WI          Eisenhower                                Justin Brock
41   Jake Byrne              C     6-8    230     SR     2V      Elsberry, MO            Elsberry                                Ousmane Cisse
45   Ousmane Cisse           C     6-8    250     SO     1V      Abidjan, Ivory Coast    Community Christian School (GA)           Bobby Jolliff
54   Bobby Jolliff           F     6-8    215     SO     1V      Hartsville, IN          Hauser                                  Romain Martin
                                                                                                                                  Freddie Perry
* Indicates Redshirt Used
                                                                                                                                FRESHMAN (3)

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER                                                                                                             Brandon D’Amico
                                                                                                                                  Matt Dorlack
                                                                                                                                   Tyler Laser
#    PLAYER                 POS HT        WT YR EXP              HOMETOWN                HIGH SCHOOL / JC

                                                                                                                              BY STATE
15   Julio Anthony           G     6-4    190     SR     SQ      Charlotte, NC           Victory Christian/Cowley County CC
30   Justin Brock            F     6-8    240     SO     1V      Fowler, IL              Liberty
41   Jake Byrne              C     6-8    230     SR     2V      Elsberry, MO            Elsberry                                 ILLINOIS (6)
14   Bobby Catchings *      F/G    6-6    200     SR     3V      Naperville, IL          Neuqua Valley                              Justin Brock
45   Ousmane Cisse           C     6-8    250     SO     1V      Abidjan, Ivory Coast    Community Christian School (GA)         Bobby Catchings
22   Brandon D'Amico *       G     6-4    185     FR     RS      Geneva, IL              Geneva                                  Brandon D'Amico
32   Matt Dorlack            C     6-11   235     FR     HS      New Berlin, WI          Eisenhower                                 Billy Parrish
54   Bobby Jolliff           F     6-8    215     SO     1V      Hartsville, IN          Hauser                                    Freddie Perry
2    Tyler Laser             G     6-1    185     FR     HS      Hillsdale, MI           Hillsdale                                Mike Robinson
10   Romain Martin           G     6-3    190     SO     1V      Minneapolis, MN         North
5    Gino Myers-Kyles        G     6-4    190     SR     1V      Mobile, AL              Williamson/Faulkner CC                  ALABAMA (1)
12   Billy Parrish           F     6-4    200     JR     2V      Naperville, IL          Neuqua Valley                           Gino Myers-Kyles
20   Freddie Perry           G     5-9    155     SO     SQ      East St. Louis, IL      Cahokia
23   Mike Robinson           G     5-11   180     JR     2V      Chicago, IL             Hales Franciscan                         INDIANA (1)
13   Jon'Tee Willhite        G     6-1    180     SR     1V      Kalamazoo, MI           Loy Norrix/Triton CC                      Bobby Jolliff


* Indicates Redshirt Used                                                                                                        MICHIGAN (2)
                                                                                                                                   Tyler Laser
       HEAD COACH:          Mike Miller (East Texas State University, 1987 - 3rd year)
                                                                                                                                 Jon'Tee Willhite
       ASSISTANTS:          Chad Altadonna (Illinois State University, 1996 - 3rd year)
                            Michael Lewis (Indiana University, 2000 - 3rd year)
                                                                                                                                MINNESOTA (1)
                            Chrys Cornelius (Western Illinois University, 1995 - 1st year)
                                                                                                                                 Romain Martin
       TRAINER:             Ryan Collins
                                                                                                                                 MISSOURI (1)
                                  PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE                                                                             Jake Byrne


                  Julio Anthony                                          Jewel-le-oh                                          NORTH CAROLINA (1)
                  Jake Byrne                                             pronounced Burn                                          Julio Anthony
                  Ousmane Cisse                                          oocis-mon SEE-say
                                                                                                                                WISCONSIN (1)
                  Bobby Jolliff                                          jaa-liff
                  Gino Myers-Kyles                                       GEE-know                                                 Matt Dorlack

                                                                                                                               IVORY COAST (1)
                                                                                                                                 Ousmane Cisse

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        Julio                                                 Senior • Guard • 6-4 • 190 • Charlotte, NC (Victory Christian)


       Anthony
                                                                  EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        JUNIOR (2006-07): Appeared in 13            PERSONAL: Considers his father the
                                                        games in the opening portion of the         biggest influence on his sports career
                                                        season after transferring from Cowley       because “he never let me quit anything,
                                                        County (KS) Community College... missed     even if it was outside of sports”... greatest
                                                        second semester due to NCAA Academic        sports moment was “winning the state
                                                        rules... averaged 2.8 points and 0.7        championship as a junior in high school
                                                        assists in opening games... had season      and beating nationally ranked Coffeyville
                                                        high 10 points against DePaul... shot 52    CC during sophomore night at Cowley
                                                        percent from the floor, 50 percent from      County CC”... parents are Crystal and
                                                        3-point range and was 7-of-7 from free      Russell Anthony... majoring in health
                                                        throw line prior to Academic ruling.        studies.

                                                                COWLEY COUNTY CC
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Played at                                        Career Highs
                                                        Cowley County Community College in             Points............................. 10 at DePaul (11/17/06)
                                                        Arkansas City, Kan... honorable mention



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                                                                                                       Rebounds ........................ 2 at DePaul (11/17/06)
                                                        All-Jayhawk East Conference selection...       Assists ................................................ 2 (3 times)
                                                                                                       Steals ............................... 2 at DePaul (11/17/06)
                                                        averaged 12.9 points and 4.2 rebounds          Blocks ..........................................................None
                                                        per game... scored 37 points in two games
                                                        at Region VI Tournament to be named
                                                        to All-Tournament team... team-best six
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 steals against St. Gregory and 9 free
                                                        throws made against Allen County... team
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         finished 16-16, fourth in Jayhawk East
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 0 ...........0.......... 0      Conference.
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 2 ...........1.......... 0
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 4 ...........1.......... 0
N 15   IUSUB .......... 3 ...........1.......... 0      FRESHMAN (2004-05): Played at
N 17   at DePaul .... 10 ..........2.......... 2
N 21   UWGB .......... 0 ...........0.......... 0
                                                        CCCC earning honorable mention
N 25   at MUR ......... 2 ...........0.......... 1      All-Jayhawk East Conference
D2     Ark. ST ......... 6 ...........0.......... 2     selection.. averaged 10.1 points
D7     at TTU .......... 2 ...........0.......... 1
D9     at TSU .......... 5 ...........0.......... 2     hitting 42 percent from 3-point range...
D 18   EKU .............. 0 ...........0.......... 1    connected on six 3-pointers against
D 20   MORE ........... 2 ...........0.......... 1
D 22   WIU............... 0 ...........0.......... 0
                                                        Labette and Highland... team posted
D 28   at EMU ....................DNP ........          a 21-11 record, fourth in Jayhawk
J2     MUR ........................DNP ........         East Conference.
J4     at SEMO ..................DNP ........
J6     APSU.......................DNP ........
J 11   at UTM.....................DNP ........          HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at
J 13   at EKU .....................DNP ........
J 18   TTU..........................DNP ........
                                                        Charlotte’s Victory Christian High
J 20   TSU .........................DNP ........        School under head coach Glenn
J 27   at MORE..................DNP ........            McClettie...averaged 18 points, 6
F1     JSU..........................DNP ........
F3     SAM.........................DNP ........         rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals as
F8     at APSU ..................DNP ........           a senior... first-team All-Charlotte
F 10   UTM .........................DNP ........
F 13   SEMO ......................DNP ........
                                                        Observer as a senior...first team All-
F 17   at Loyola .................DNP ........          Mecklenburg as a senior... Victory
F 22   at JSU .....................DNP ........         Award for Player of the Year for three
F 24   at SAM ....................DNP ........
                                                        straight seasons.




  YEAR                 G-S               FG-A          PCT    3FG-A PCT       FT-A   PCT     REB-AVG       PF-FO           A       TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2006-07              13-0              12-23         .522    5-10 .500       7-7   1.000     4-0.3        0-0            9       14  0   3                  36-2.8


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            Justin                                                Sophomore • Forward • 6-8 • 240 • Fowler, IL (Liberty)


            Brock
                                                                  EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        FRESHMAN (2006-07): Appeared in 27                                     Career Highs
                                                        games battling several different injuries in
                                                        the early portion of the season... averaged     Points............ 11 vs. Jacksonville State (2/1/07)
                                                        2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.5 minutes      Rebounds .......................................5 (two times)
                                                                                                        Assists ......................................... 1 (eight times)
                                                        of action... scored season high 11 points       Steals ...........................................................None
                                                        against Jacksonville State with season          Blocks .............. 1 vs. Tennessee State (1/20/07)
                                                        high five rebounds coming against Iowa
                                                        State... increased productivity and
                                                        minutes over final nine games with 4.2
                                                        points and 47 percent shooting clip over
                                                        those contests.

                                                        HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity
                                                        letters for coach Jeff Kasparie at Liberty
                                                        High...averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds
                                                        per game as a senior...pulled down



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                                                        33 rebounds in one game, the fourth
                                                        best single-game total in Illinois State
                                                        history...finished career with 1,021 career
                                                        rebounds...also finished as LHS career
                                                        scoring leader...led team to Final Four
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 appearance in Illinois Class A State
                                                        Tournament during junior year...led team
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         to Sweet 16 Class A State Tournament
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 0 ...........0.......... 0      appearance as a senior...first-team All-
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 0 ...........1.......... 0
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 6 ...........5.......... 1       State as selected by the Associated Press
N 15   IUSUB .......... 2 ...........1.......... 0      as a senior...first team Illinois Basketball
N 17   at DePaul ..... 0 ...........1.......... 1
N 21   UWGB .......... 0 ...........1.......... 0
                                                        Coaches Association All-State as a
N 25   at MUR ......... 3 ...........2.......... 0      senior...MVP of IBCA All-Star game...
D2     Ark. ST ....................DNP ........         named fourth team All-State as a
D7     at TTU .....................DNP ........
D9     at TSU .......... 3 ...........2.......... 0     junior by the Chicago Sun-Times and
D 18   EKU .............. 0 ...........0.......... 0    Illinois Prep Hoops...special mention
D 20   MORE ......................DNP ........
D 22   WIU............... 0 ...........1.......... 0
                                                        All-State by IBCA.
D 28   at EMU ......... 0 ...........0.......... 0
J2     MUR ............. 0 ...........0.......... 0     PERSONAL: Greatest sports moment
J4     at SEMO ....... 0 ...........0.......... 0
J6     APSU............ 0 ...........0.......... 1      was “placing fourth in the State
J 11   at UTM.......... 1 ...........1.......... 0      playoffs”...3.0 high school GPA... son
J 13   at EKU .......... 0 ...........0.......... 0
J 18   TTU............... 6 ...........2.......... 0
                                                        of Sylvia Brock... major is sociology.
J 20   TSU .............. 0 ...........0.......... 1
J 27   at MORE....... 9 ...........4.......... 1
F1     JSU.............. 11 ..........4.......... 0
F3     SAM.............. 0 ...........2.......... 1
F8     at APSU ....... 0 ...........0.......... 0
F 10   UTM .............. 4 ...........4.......... 0
F 13   SEMO ........... 9 ...........5.......... 0
F 17   at Loyola ...... 2 ...........0.......... 1
F 22   at JSU .......... 3 ...........1.......... 1
F 24   at SAM ......... 0 ...........1.......... 0




  YEAR                 G-S               FG-A          PCT    3FG-A PCT        FT-A    PCT    REB-AVG       PF-FO            A      TO BLK ST                  PTS-AVG
  2006-07              27-0              23-55         .418    0-2  .000       11-17   .647    37-1.4        16-0            8      13  1   0                   57-2.1


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             Jake                                                  Senior • Center • 6-8 • 230 • Elsberry, MO (Elsberry)


            Byrne
                                                                     EASTERN ILLINOIS                  National Honor Society...three-time class
                                                        JUNIOR (2006-07): Appeared in all 30           president...president of Student Council his
                                                        games with 25 starts... scored in double       senior year.
                                                        figures in 10 games with a career-high 28
                                                        points at Jacksonville State in second to      PERSONAL: No. 1 sports highlight was
                                                        last game of the season... had a string of     “playing for the state championship my
                                                        21 straight makes from the free throw line,    sophomore year”...says his family influenced
                                                        ended season shooting 75 percent from the      his athletic career “by encouraging me to be
                                                        line... hit 54 percent from the floor to lead   a competitor”...most admires his high school
                                                        EIU... season high eight rebounds against      coach (Dan Mahurin) because “he has
                                                        Austin Peay... averaged 7.7 points and 4.1     pushed me to be a player since I was in sixth
                                                        rebounds with 12.8 point average over final     grade, and made me what I am now”...son of
                                                        nine games... ranked fifth in the OVC in field   Dennis Byrne and Curtis & Robyn Loesing...
                                                        goal percentage.                               father Dennis was an All-American wrestler
                                                                                                       at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville...mother
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Evolved into late         Robyn played basketball at Rockhurst
                                                        season starter for Panthers making starts      College... graduated in May with a



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                                                        in final 13 games...started 15 games while      degree in finance... working towards
                                                        appearing in 27 for the year...averaged 22.4
                                                                                                       MBA at Eastern Illinois.
                                                        minutes per game...increased production
                                                        as a starter averaging 10.1 points, 4.9
                                                        rebounds per game over last 13 starts while                            Career Highs
                                                        hitting 56 percent from the floor...season-
                                                                                                          Points.......... 28 vs. Jacksonville State (2/22/07)
                                                        high 22 points against Morehead State (Jan.       Rebounds .........9 vs. Tennessee Tech (1/19/06)
   2006-07 game-by-game
                                                        28)...pulled down a season-high 9 rebounds        Assists .......................5 vs. Austin Peay (2/9/06)
                                                        at Tennessee Tech (Jan. 19)...led team with       Steals .............................3 vs. Samford (2/24/07)
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast                                                           Blocks .......................................... 2 (three times)
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 7 ...........7.......... 1      55.1 field goal percentage while ranking
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 1 ...........7.......... 0      second on the team with an 80 percent
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 2 ...........2.......... 2
N 15   IUSUB ......... 10 ..........1.......... 1
                                                        clip from the free throw line.
N 17   at DePaul ..... 0 ...........4.......... 3
N 21   UWGB .......... 6 ...........6.......... 1       FRESHMAN (2004-05): Saw limited
N 25   at MUR ......... 2 ...........5.......... 1
D2     Ark. ST ......... 3 ...........5.......... 0
                                                        action during freshman season
D7     at TTU .......... 2 ...........5.......... 0     appearing in only eight games...scored
D9     at TSU .......... 5 ...........2.......... 1     six points on the season all coming
D 18   EKU ............. 11 ..........6.......... 1
D 20   MORE ........... 7 ...........3.......... 1
                                                        against Purdue during 11 minutes of
D 22   WIU............... 7 ...........4.......... 1    action.
D 28   at EMU ......... 0 ...........3.......... 2
J2     MUR ............ 11 ..........5.......... 1
J4     at SEMO ....... 5 ...........4.......... 2
                                                        HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Elsberry
J6     APSU........... 14 ..........8.......... 0       High playing for coach Dan Mahurin...
J 11   at UTM.......... 6 ...........2.......... 0      three-time All-State selection, Elsberry
J 13   at EKU .......... 6 ...........4.......... 2
J 18   TTU............... 7 ...........5.......... 2
                                                        playing at Class 2A and 3A during his
J 20   TSU .............. 4 ...........2.......... 4    high school career...three-time All-
J 27   at MORE...... 12 ..........2.......... 0         District 6 selection and three-time first-
F1     JSU.............. 14 ..........6.......... 2
F3     SAM............. 12 ..........3.......... 1
                                                        team All-Conference selection...helped
F8     at APSU ....... 9 ...........2.......... 1       Elsberry reach state championship
F 10   UTM ............. 10 ..........6.......... 2     sectional round as a junior...lettered
F 13   SEMO .......... 16 ..........4.......... 2
F 17   at Loyola ...... 6 ...........4.......... 1
                                                        nine times with four letters each in
F 22   at JSU ......... 28 ..........4.......... 0      basketball and soccer and one letter in
F 24   at SAM ......... 8 ...........3.......... 1      track...Elsberry was second in the state
                                                        during his sophomore season playing
                                                        at Class 2A level, team lost to Lutheran
                                                        Northern in championship game...

  YEAR                 G-S              FG-A           PCT    3FG-A PCT         FT-A PCT       REB-AVG        PF-FO          A      TO BLK ST                PTS-AVG
  2004-05              8-0               3-5           .600    0-0  .000         0-0  .000       5-0.6          5-0           1      1   0  1                  5-0.8
  2005-06             27-15            75-136          .551    0-0  .000       36-45 .800       103-3.8        66-1          33     28   9  9                 186-6.9
  2006-07             30-25            92-170          .541    0-4  .000       47-63 .746       124-4.1        80-1          36     25  13 18                 231-7.7
  TOTALS              65-40            170-311         .547    0-4  .000       83-108 .769      232-3.6       151-2          70     54  22 28                 423-6.5

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     Bobby                                                      Senior • Guard • 6-6 • 200 • Naperville, IL (Neuqua Valley)


   Catchings
                                                                    EASTERN ILLINOIS                       school record for single game rebounds and
                                                        JUNIOR (2006-07): Appeared in all 30 games         blocks in a game and career...NVHS was the
                                                        win 28 starts... second on team in both scoring    undefeated Upstate Eight champion in 2002
                                                        (10.1) and rebounding (5.1) averages...            and lost in the sectional championship during
                                                        scored in double figures in 18 games with a         his junior season.
                                                        season high 18 against Louisiana Monroe
                                                        and Eastern Kentucky... picked up first career      PERSONAL: No. 1 sports highlight was
                                                        double-double against Arkansas State with 10       “making a buzzer beater to win the regional
                                                        points and 12 rebounds... also had a season        championship”...son of Robert and Denise
                                                        high 12 rebounds in second double-double of        Catchings...father played basketball at the
                                                        the season against Samford to go along with        University of Oregon...cousin, Tamika, played
                                                        12 points in game broadcast on ESPN2... shot       for the USA Gold Medal team at the 2004
                                                        40 percent from the field and 72 percent from       Athens Olympics and is with the Indiana
                                                        the free throw line... enters senior season with   Fever of the WNBA...Kenny and David Irons
                                                        810 career points and 376 career rebounds.         (cousins) played football at Auburn University...
                                                                                                           credits his father as being major influence on
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Started 24 of 27              his career because he “taught me how to play
                                                        games averaging 26.2 minutes per game...           the game”...most admires Michael Jordan




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                                                        ranked third on team with 9.4 points per           because he “always got the job done no
                                                        game...second leading rebounder on squad           matter the situation or his physical condition...
                                                        with 4.6 rebounds per game...led team in           majoring in finance.
                                                        scoring in six games including a team-best
                                                        32 points at Missouri-Kansas City (Dec. 30)...                            Career Highs
                                                        connected on 12-of-18 from the floor and
                                                                                                            Points.............................32 vs. UMKC (12/30/05)
                                                        5-of-7 from 3-point range against UMKC...
                                                                                                            Rebounds .....................................12 (two times)
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 pulled down a season-high 9 rebounds during         Assists ............................................5 (two times)
                                                        three games including season finale against          Steals ..............................................3 (two times)
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast
                                                        Samford (Feb. 25).                                  Blocks ............................................ 3 (four times)
N 10   vs. ULM ....... 18 ..........9.......... 1
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 9 ...........4.......... 0
N 12   at Iowa ST ... 15 ..........5.......... 1        FRESHMAN (2004-05): Started final 15
N 15   IUSUB ......... 15 ..........2.......... 3       games of the season, appearing in all
N 17   at DePaul ..... 6 ...........5.......... 1
N 21   UWGB ......... 15 ..........3.......... 1
                                                        28...ranked third on team with 9 points per
N 25   at MUR ......... 8 ...........3.......... 0      game and was in double-figure scoring in
D2     Ark. ST ........ 10 .........12......... 2       eight of his 15 starts...shot 44.7 percent
D7     at TTU ......... 13 ..........8.......... 1      from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point
D9     at TSU .......... 2 ...........6.......... 3
D 18   EKU ............. 11 ..........7.......... 2
                                                        range and 63 percent from the line...
D 20   MORE ........... 7 ...........8.......... 1      second on team with 22 blocks with four
D 22   WIU............... 4 ...........5.......... 2    games of 3 blocks...season-high 22 points
D 28   at EMU ......... 4 ...........1.......... 1      with 8 rebounds and 3 blocks against
J2     MUR ............ 10 ..........8.......... 1
J4     at SEMO ...... 14 ..........3.......... 0        Tennessee-Martin...scored 15 against
J6     APSU........... 10 ..........4.......... 3       OVC champion Tennessee Tech.
J 11   at UTM......... 11 ..........2.......... 2
J 13   at EKU ......... 18 ..........7.......... 2
                                                        FRESHMAN (2003-04): Redshirted.
J 18   TTU............... 5 ...........5.......... 0
J 20   TSU ............. 11 ..........5.......... 1
J 27   at MORE....... 6 ...........9.......... 2        HIGH SCHOOL: Played high school
F1     JSU.............. 16 ..........1.......... 5     basketball for coach Todd Sutton at
F3     SAM............. 12 .........12......... 1
F8     at APSU ...... 11 ..........1.......... 0
                                                        Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High...named
F 10   UTM .............. 6 ...........2.......... 1    Daily Herald Area Player of the Year,
F 13   SEMO .......... 12 ..........2.......... 2       Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
F 17   at Loyola ...... 2 ...........4.......... 2      All-State, Chicago Sun-Times All-Area
F 22   at JSU ......... 17 ..........7.......... 0
F 24   at SAM ......... 5 ...........3.......... 0
                                                        as a senior...unanimous All-Upstate
                                                        Eight Conference... ESPN 1000 Radio
                                                        Player of the Week...3-point champion in
                                                        the regional tournament and participant
                                                        in the Slam Dunk competition...holds

  YEAR                 G-S              FG-A           PCT     3FG-A PCT         FT-A     PCT    REB-AVG        PF-FO          A      TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2004-05             28-15             88-197         .447     30-72 .417       46-73    .630    100-3.6        81-5         39      47  22 11                   252-9.0
  2005-06             27-24             92-245         .376     33-86 .384       38-62    .613    123-4.6        72-4         40      52  13 24                   255-9.4
  2006-07             30-28            102-255         .400     23-74 .311      76-106    .717    153-5.1       100-3         41      69  12 12                  303-10.1
  TOTALS              85-67            282-697         .405    86-232 .371      160-241   .664    376-4.4       253-12        120     168 47 47                   810-9.5

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       Ousmane                                                    Sophomore • Center • 6-8 • 250 • Abidjan, Ivory Coast


        Cisse
                                                                  EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        FRESHMAN (2006-07): Appeared in all 30
                                                                                                                              Career Highs
                                                        games with 19 starts... averaged 5.9 points
                                                        and 6.3 rebounds as a true freshman...          Points............................................13 (two times)
                                                        became only second freshman to lead             Rebounds ...... 13 vs. Tennessee State (1/20/07)
                                                        EIU in rebounding in the NCAA Division I        Assists ............................................3 (two times)
                                                                                                        Steals ............................................. 2 (four times)
                                                        era... had double-doubles at Iowa State         Blocks .............. 3 vs. Tennessee State (1/20/07)
                                                        (12 pts, 11 reb) and at Tennessee Martin
                                                        (13 pts, 10 reb)... just missed three other
                                                        double-doubles by finishing with either
                                                        nine points or rebounds... Ranked fifth
                                                        in the OVC in rebounding... named OVC
                                                        Freshman of the Week once.

                                                        HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Community
                                                        Christian School in Stockbridge, Ga.,
                                                        playing two years for coach Linzy Davis...



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                                                        helped team compile a 38-4 record and
                                                        finish second at National Association of
                                                        Christian Athletes national tournament...
                                                        helped team win National Elite Athletic
                                                        Association Tournament...averaged 14
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks per
                                                        game...twice named top defender and
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         rebounder...selected to Atlanta All-Stars
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 0 ...........4.......... 0      game in 2006...named to All-Tournament
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 6 ...........5.......... 0
N 12   at Iowa ST ... 12 .........11......... 1         team at Morehouse College Tournament
N 15   IUSUB .......... 2 ...........3.......... 1      for Prep schools...career high 26 points
N 17   at DePaul ..... 8 ...........3.......... 1
N 21   UWGB .......... 2 ...........5.......... 1
                                                        to go along with 18 rebounds against
N 25   at MUR ........ 10 ..........6.......... 0       North Atlanta Christian.
D2     Ark. ST ......... 2 ...........2.......... 1
D7     at TTU .......... 7 ...........6.......... 2
D9     at TSU .......... 4 ...........7.......... 0     PERSONAL: Considers his father,
D 18   EKU .............. 2 ...........6.......... 1    family and first basketball coach in
D 20   MORE ........... 1 ...........7.......... 1
D 22   WIU............... 2 ...........4.......... 2
                                                        the Ivory Coast (Malik Daho) as his
D 28   at EMU ......... 9 ...........4.......... 1      biggest sports influences...greatest
J2     MUR ............. 0 ...........1.......... 1     sports moment was “winning a
J4     at SEMO ....... 8 ...........4.......... 1
J6     APSU........... 10 ..........6.......... 0       championship game in the Ivory Coast
J 11   at UTM......... 13 .........10......... 1        in 2002 and earning second place in
J 13   at EKU .......... 4 ...........4.......... 2
J 18   TTU.............. 13 ..........9.......... 1
                                                        the African Nations Championships
J 20   TSU .............. 9 ..........13......... 3     in 2002”...3.5 high school GPA...
J 27   at MORE...... 10 ..........6.......... 0         majoring in accounting.
F1     JSU............... 8 ..........11......... 2
F3     SAM.............. 4 ...........9.......... 0
F8     at APSU ....... 9 ..........12......... 0
F 10   UTM .............. 4 ...........4.......... 3
F 13   SEMO ........... 6 ...........3.......... 0
F 17   at Loyola ...... 3 ...........5.......... 1
F 22   at JSU .......... 6 ..........12......... 1
F 24   at SAM ......... 2 ...........7.......... 0




  YEAR                 G-S              FG-A           PCT    3FG-A PCT       FT-A    PCT    REB-AVG        PF-FO          A       TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2006-07             30-19             71-153         .464    0-0  .000      34-65   .523    189-6.3        72-3          28      40  15 16                  176-5.9


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            Bobby                                               Sophomore • Forward • 6-8 • 215 • Hartsville, IN (Hauser)


            Jolliff
                                                                  EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        FRESHMAN (2006-07): Appeared in                                       Career Highs
                                                        22 games with 3 starts for Panthers...
                                                        only double figure scoring effort was 15         Points.............15 vs. Western Illinois (12/22/06)
                                                                                                        Rebounds ........7 vs. Western Illinois (12/22/06)
                                                        point night against Western Illinois in first
                                                                                                        Assists ............................................2 (two times)
                                                        career start... averaged 1.4 points and         Steals ............................................. 1 (four times)
                                                        1.5 rebounds per game in 8.6 minutes            Blocks ...................1 vs. Murray State (11/25/06)
                                                        of action... season high 7 rebounds also
                                                        came against Western Illinois... averaged
                                                        6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 22.3 minutes
                                                        during three starts during winter break.

                                                        HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Hauser
                                                        High in Hope, Ind., earning four varsity
                                                        letters for coach Bob Nobbe...averaged
                                                        17.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3 blocks
                                                        per game as a senior...collected triple-



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                                                        double in Indiana 1A State Championship
                                                        win over Tri-Central with 10 points, 15
                                                        rebounds and 11 blocks...set Class 1A
                                                        record with 15 rebounds and six steals
                                                        in that win...11 blocks against Tri-Central
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 was an All-Class state record...shot 52
                                                        percent from the floor to finish as second
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         leading scorer in HHS history...first-team
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 0 ...........0.......... 1      All-Mid-Hoosier Conference as a junior
N 11   vs. UCR ...................DNP ........
N 12   at Iowa ST ...............DNP ........           and senior...All-Area Player of the Year
N 15   IUSUB .......... 0 ...........1.......... 0      as a senior...selected to play in Indiana
N 17   at DePaul ..... 0 ...........1.......... 0
N 21   UWGB .....................DNP ........
                                                        North-South All-Star game.
N 25   at MUR ......... 0 ...........1.......... 0
D2     Ark. ST ....................DNP ........         PERSONAL: Greatest sports
D7     at TTU .......... 0 ...........0.......... 0
D9     at TSU .......... 0 ...........1.......... 0     moment was “winning 2006 State
D 18   EKU .............. 2 ...........4.......... 0    Class A Championship”...parents
D 20   MORE ........... 2 ...........1.......... 0
D 22   WIU.............. 15 ..........7.......... 2
                                                        are Ralph and Kaysie Jolliff...honor
D 28   at EMU ......... 4 ...........3.......... 2      roll..3.07 high school GPA... majoring
J2     MUR ............. 0 ...........0.......... 1     in management.
J4     at SEMO ....... 4 ...........0.......... 1
J6     APSU............ 0 ...........2.......... 1
J 11   at UTM.......... 0 ...........4.......... 0
J 13   at EKU .......... 0 ...........0.......... 1
J 18   TTU..........................DNP ........
J 20   TSU .........................DNP ........
J 27   at MORE....... 0 ...........1.......... 1
F1     JSU............... 2 ...........0.......... 1
F3     SAM.............. 0 ...........0.......... 0
F8     at APSU ....... 0 ...........1.......... 0
F 10   UTM .........................DNP ........
F 13   SEMO ......................DNP ........
F 17   at Loyola ...... 0 ...........4.......... 0
F 22   at JSU .......... 0 ...........1.......... 0
F 24   at SAM ......... 2 ...........0.......... 0




  YEAR                 G-S               FG-A          PCT    3FG-A PCT        FT-A   PCT     REB-AVG       PF-FO          A       TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2006-07              22-3              15-38         .395    0-0  .000        1-5   .200     32-1.5        23-0          11       5  1   4                  31-1.4


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        Romain                                                Sophomore • Guard • 6-3 • 190 • Minneapolis, MN (North)


        Martin
                                                                EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                       FRESHMAN (2006-07): Appeared in                                      Career Highs
                                                       29 games with 23 starts... named OVC
                                                       co-Freshman of the Year and to OVC             Points..............27 vs. Tennessee Tech (12/7/06)
                                                       All-Newcomer team... became first              Rebounds ..................6 vs. Austin Peay (1/6/07)
                                                                                                      Assists .......... 4 vs. Jacksonville State (2/22/07)
                                                       freshman to lead EIU in scoring in the         Steals ............................................. 2 (four times)
                                                       NCAA Division I era with 14.8 points           Blocks ............................................ 1 (four times)
                                                       per game... one of 23 freshman at the
                                                       NCAA Division I level to lead their teams
                                                       in scoring... ranked seventh in OVC in
                                                       scoring, first in free throw percentage
                                                       (86.7) and seventh in 3-point field goal
                                                       percentage (38.0)... scored in double
                                                       figures in 22 of 29 games including 20
                                                       or more points in eight games... season
                                                       high 27 point at Tennessee Tech... named
                                                       OVC Freshman of the Week five times.



              10                                       HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity
                                                       letters in basketball at North High...
                                                       averaged 18.6 points, 4 rebounds and 3
                                                       assists per game as a senior...McDonald’s
   2006-07 game-by-game                                All-American nominee...third team All-
                                                       Metro...honorable mention All-State...
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast        team MVP...candidate for Minnesota
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 8 ...........0.......... 1     Mr. Basketball award...named first team
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 5 ...........1.......... 0
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 0 ...........1.......... 1      Minneapolis City Conference as a junior
N 15   IUSUB ......... 10 ..........2.......... 2      and senior...MCC co-MVP as a senior...
N 17   at DePaul ..... 4 ...........1.......... 1
N 21   UWGB ......... 13 ..........2.......... 0
                                                       averaged 13 points a game as a
N 25   at MUR ........ 21 ..........3.......... 9      junior...also played for Howard Pulley
D2     Ark. ST ........ 22 ..........0.......... 1     Panthers AAU team.
D7     at TTU ......... 27 ..........5.......... 3
D9     at TSU ......... 13 ..........3.......... 0
D 18   EKU ............. 15 ..........2.......... 0    PERSONAL: Considers his mother
D 20   MORE .......... 18 ..........4.......... 1
D 22   WIU.............. 20 ..........1.......... 1
                                                       the biggest influence on his sports
D 28   at EMU ........ 17 ..........3.......... 0      career...greatest sports moment
J2     MUR ............ 23 ..........1.......... 0     was “scoring 14 points in 4 minutes
J4     at SEMO ...... 18 ..........2.......... 1
J6     APSU........... 26 ..........6.......... 1      during his junior year hitting 4-for-4
J 11   at UTM.......... 6 ...........3.......... 0     from the floor, 2-for-2 from 3-point
J 13   at EKU .......... 9 ...........1.......... 0
J 18   TTU.............. 21 ..........2.......... 0
                                                       range and 4-for-4 from the free throw
J 20   TSU ............. 17 ..........1.......... 0    line”...parents are DuRonda Martin
J 27   at MORE...... 13 ..........3.......... 3        and Rodney Hargest...honor roll...
F1     JSU.............. 12 ..........3.......... 1
F3     SAM.........................DNP ........        majoring in journalism... member of
F8     at APSU ...... 15 ..........1.......... 2       NCAA First Team Program which is
F 10   UTM ............. 16 ..........2.......... 1
F 13   SEMO .......... 17 ..........2.......... 3
                                                       designed to help high school elite
F 17   at Loyola ..... 23 ..........1.......... 0      basketball athletes better understand
F 22   at JSU .......... 5 ...........1.......... 4    the college recruiting process and
F 24   at SAM ........ 16 ..........2.......... 0
                                                       benefits of a college education.




  YEAR                 G-S             FG-A           PCT    3FG-A PCT       FT-A    PCT    REB-AVG       PF-FO          A       TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2006-07             29-23           145-342         .424   68-179 .380     72-83   .867    59-2.0        53-0          27      63  4  15                  430-14.8


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   Gino                                                            Senior • Guard • 6-4 • 190 • Mobile, AL (Williamson)


Myers-Kyles
                                                                 EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        JUNIOR (2006-07): Appeared in 25                                    Career Highs
                                                        games after transferring from Faulkner
                                                        State Community College... averaged           Points.............................8 vs. Samford (2/24/07)
                                                        2 points and 1 rebounds while playing         Rebounds .......................................3 (five times)
                                                                                                      Assists ......................................... 1 (eight times)
                                                        8.3 minutes per game... season high           Steals ..............................................1 (five times)
                                                        eight points in final game of season at        Blocks .......................................... 1 (three times)
                                                        Samford... season best three rebounds
                                                        against UC Riverside.

                                                                FAULKNER STATE CC
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Played at
                                                        Faulkner State Community College in Bay
                                                        Minette, Ala., appearing in 29 games...
                                                        averaged 14.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and
                                                        2.1 assists per game...career-high 34
                                                        points against Coastal Georgia CC...



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                                                        also had 30 point effort against Jefferson
                                                        Davis CC...scored 26 points against
                                                        Bishop State CC in final junior college
                                                        game...first team Alabama Community
                                                        College Conference All-Southern League
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 selection.

Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         FRESHMAN (2004-05): Appeared in 31
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 0 ...........0.......... 0      games for Faulkner State CC as team
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 4 ...........3.......... 0
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 0 ...........0.......... 0       finished season with a 27-5 ranking and
N 15   IUSUB .......... 0 ...........3.......... 0      final national ranking of 18th...averaged
N 17   at DePaul ..... 2 ...........0.......... 0
N 21   UWGB .....................DNP ........
                                                        9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2
N 25   at MUR ......... 0 ...........1.......... 1      assists per game...season-high 22
D2     Ark. ST ......... 0 ...........0.......... 1     points against Atlanta Metropolitan
D7     at TTU .....................DNP ........
D9     at TSU .......... 0 ...........2.......... 1     College...season-high 11 rebounds
D 18   EKU .............. 7 ...........3.......... 1    against Alabama Southern College.
D 20   MORE ......................DNP ........
D 22   WIU............... 2 ...........2.......... 1
D 28   at EMU ......... 0 ...........0.......... 1      HIGH SCHOOL: Finished prep
J2     MUR ............. 1 ...........1.......... 0     career at Williamson High School...
J4     at SEMO ....... 6 ...........1.......... 0
J6     APSU............ 0 ...........0.......... 0      averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and
J 11   at UTM.......... 0 ...........0.......... 1      5 assists per game...All-Academic...
J 13   at EKU .....................DNP ........
J 18   TTU............... 0 ...........0.......... 0
                                                        second team Alabama 5A All-State
J 20   TSU .............. 0 ...........0.......... 0    selection as a senior...first team All-
J 27   at MORE....... 2 ...........0.......... 0        District 1.
F1     JSU..........................DNP ........
F3     SAM.............. 5 ...........0.......... 0
F8     at APSU ....... 3 ...........1.......... 0       PERSONAL: Considers his family
F 10   UTM .............. 0 ...........1.......... 1
F 13   SEMO ........... 0 ...........0.......... 0
                                                        as the biggest influence on his
F 17   at Loyola ...... 3 ...........2.......... 0      sports career...father Pete Myers is
F 22   at JSU .......... 6 ...........3.......... 0     currently an assistant coach with the
F 24   at SAM ......... 8 ...........3.......... 0
                                                        Chicago Bulls, played nine years in
                                                        the NBA...3.5 high school GPA...son
                                                        of Pete Myers and Darleen Kyles...
                                                        majoring in sociology.



  YEAR                 G-S               FG-A          PCT    3FG-A PCT       FT-A   PCT    REB-AVG       PF-FO          A       TO BLK ST                PTS-AVG
  2006-07              25-0              19-49         .388    2-12 .167      9-20   .450    26-1.0        23-0          8       15  3   5                 49-2.0


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          Billy                                               Junior • Forward • 6-4 • 200 • Naperville, IL (Neuqua Valley)


         Parrish
                                                                  EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Appeared in all                                  Career Highs
                                                        30 games with seven starts... averaged
                                                        2.2 points and 2.5 rebounds... season           Points..............10 vs. Tennessee Tech (12/8/05)
                                                        high 9 points against Tennessee Martin          Rebounds ....9 vs. Louisiana Monroe (11/10/06)
                                                                                                        Assists ................. 4 vs. UC Riverside (11/11/06)
                                                        with season high 9 rebounds coming              Steals ............................................. 2 (four times)
                                                        against Louisiana Monroe... Shot 80             Blocks ...............2 vs. Tennessee Tech (12/8/05)
                                                        percent from free throw line... averaged
                                                        3.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 20.2 minutes
                                                        during seven starts.

                                                        FRESHMAN (2005-06): Appeared in
                                                        all 27 games averaging 16.3 minutes
                                                        per contest...made three starts in early
                                                        December including starts in first two
                                                        Ohio Valley Conference games...scored
                                                        season-high 10 points in first career start



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                                                        against Tennessee Tech (Dec. 8), hitting
                                                        3-of-7 from the floor including 2-for-2 from
                                                        3-point range...pulled down a season-high
                                                        seven rebounds on two occasions, the last
                                                        against Eastern Kentucky (Jan. 14).
   2006-07 game-by-game
                                                        HIGH SCHOOL: Played high school
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         basketball for coach Todd Sutton at
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 7 ...........9.......... 1      Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High...earned
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 6 ...........4.......... 4
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 4 ...........0.......... 3       honorable mention All-Upstate Eight
N 15   IUSUB .......... 2 ...........2.......... 0      conference honors as a junior...
N 17   at DePaul ..... 0 ...........3.......... 0
N 21   UWGB .......... 4 ...........5.......... 2
                                                        averaged 11 points and six rebounds
N 25   at MUR ......... 0 ...........4.......... 0      per game as NVHS posted a 14-14
D2     Ark. ST ......... 4 ...........5.......... 2     record...three year starter.
D7     at TTU .......... 2 ...........1.......... 0
D9     at TSU .......... 2 ...........1.......... 0
D 18   EKU .............. 0 ...........1.......... 0    PERSONAL: No. 1 sports highlight
D 20   MORE ........... 8 ...........5.......... 1
D 22   WIU............... 0 ...........3.......... 0
                                                        was “winning the Nike Peach Jam”...
D 28   at EMU ......... 2 ...........7.......... 1      credits his parents, Lawrence and
J2     MUR ............. 2 ...........1.......... 0     Cherita Parrish, with influencing his
J4     at SEMO ....... 1 ...........3.......... 0
J6     APSU............ 0 ...........3.......... 0      career “because they always came to
J 11   at UTM.......... 0 ...........1.......... 0      my games”...athlete he most admires
J 13   at EKU .......... 0 ...........3.......... 0
J 18   TTU............... 0 ...........4.......... 1
                                                        is Dwayne Wade because “he works
J 20   TSU .............. 4 ...........3.......... 1    hard everyday”...enjoys playing video
J 27   at MORE....... 0 ...........0.......... 0        games... majoring in history.
F1     JSU............... 0 ...........0.......... 0
F3     SAM.............. 0 ...........0.......... 0
F8     at APSU ....... 4 ...........2.......... 0
F 10   UTM .............. 9 ...........1.......... 1
F 13   SEMO ........... 2 ...........0.......... 0
F 17   at Loyola ...... 2 ...........2.......... 0
F 22   at JSU .......... 0 ...........1.......... 0
F 24   at SAM ......... 0 ...........0.......... 0




  YEAR                 G-S              FG-A           PCT    3FG-A PCT       FT-A    PCT    REB-AVG        PF-FO          A       TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2005-06             27-3              34-92          .370    8-18  .444      2-7    .286    72-2.7         52-1          22      20  8  10                  78-2.9
  2006-07             30-7              25-71          .352    3-14  .214     12-15   .800    74-2.5         52-2          17      27  3  10                  65-2.2
  TOTALS              57-10             59-163         .362    11-32 .344     14-22   .636    146-2.6       104-3          39      47  11 20                  143-2.5


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         Mike                                                  Junior • Guard • 5-11 • 180 • Chicago, IL (Hales Franciscan)


       Robinson
                                                                   EASTERN ILLINOIS                      selected to play for the North team in the
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Started all 30              summer Shrine All-Star game...led Hales
                                                        games for Panthers as point guard for            Franciscan with 30 points connecting on
                                                        second straight season... averaged 10            13-of-19 from the field in state championship
                                                        points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.1        win over Winnebago High...also had six
                                                        steals per game while playing a team-high        rebounds, seven assists and three steals
                                                        33.2 minutes per game... set single game         in championship win.
                                                        record with 8 steals against Louisiana
                                                        Monroe... finished season with 65 steals to       PERSONAL: No. 1 sports highlight was
                                                        rank 33rd nationally... 65 steals also ranks     “being selected MVP of state championship
                                                        second on EIU single season list... ranked       game”...credits his coaches for “teaching us
                                                        fourth in OVC in free throw percentage at        how to win, to be competitive and teaching
                                                        81.8 percent... scored a season high 25          us about life”...says his former coach Tai
                                                        points against Tennessee Martin... season        Streets, has been the most influential
                                                        high seven assists against Western Illinois...   individual in his athletic career because
                                                        also had first career double-double against       “he taught me how to be humble and
                                                        Western Illinois with 17 points and 10           show humility”...son of Vernon and Belinda




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                                                        rebounds... hit game winning 3-pointer at        Robinson...enjoys playing chess... majoring
                                                        the buzzer from half court to beat Arkansas      in communication studies.
                                                        State.
                                                                                                                                 Career Highs
                                                        FRESHMAN (2005-06): Started all 27
                                                                                                           Points........... 25 vs. Tennessee Martin (2/10/07)
                                                        games as a true freshman earning Ohio              Rebounds ......10 vs. Western Illinois (12/22/06)
                                                        Valley Conference Freshman of the Year             Assists ......... 10 vs. Tennessee Martin (1/12/06)
   2006-07 game-by-game
                                                        honors...averaged 31.3 minutes per game            Steals ...........8 vs. Louisiana Monroe (11/10/06)
                                                        leading time with 115 assists and 53               Blocks ............................................ 1 (four times)
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast
N 10   vs. ULM ....... 12 ..........5.......... 4       steals...ranked among OVC leaders in both
N 11   vs. UCR ........ 8 ...........0.......... 0      categories...named OVC Freshman of
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 6 ...........3.......... 2
N 15   IUSUB ......... 13 ..........7.......... 4
                                                        the Week three times...ranked second
N 17   at DePaul .... 11 ..........3.......... 1        on team with 9.6 points per game,
N 21   UWGB ......... 16 ..........5.......... 2        hitting 33 shots from 3-point range...
N 25   at MUR ......... 4 ...........5.......... 6
D2     Ark. ST ........ 16 ..........4.......... 2
                                                        scored in double-figures in six of first
D7     at TTU ......... 11 ..........1.......... 7      seven collegiate games including a
D9     at TSU ......... 15 ..........4.......... 3      season-high 21 points at Western
D 18   EKU .............. 5 ...........2.......... 1
D 20   MORE ........... 6 ...........1.......... 4
                                                        Illinois (Nov. 29)...passed out season-
D 22   WIU.............. 17 .........10......... 7      high 10 assists against Tennessee-
D 28   at EMU ......... 8 ...........5.......... 2      Martin (Jan. 12)...season-high 5 steals
J2     MUR ............. 9 ...........5.......... 7
J4     at SEMO ....... 7 ...........3.......... 4
                                                        at Murray State (Jan. 9).
J6     APSU........... 11 ..........7.......... 6
J 11   at UTM.......... 2 ...........2.......... 2      HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped for coach
J 13   at EKU ......... 16 ..........8.......... 4
J 18   TTU.............. 10 ..........2.......... 3
                                                        Gary London at 2005 IHSA Class A
J 20   TSU .............. 5 ...........4.......... 5    state champ Chicago Hales Franciscan
J 27   at MORE...... 11 ..........7.......... 5         (30-4)...a two-year starter and three-
F1     JSU............... 8 ...........3.......... 5
F3     SAM............. 15 ..........4.......... 2
                                                        year letterwinner...averaged 15.1 points
F8     at APSU ...... 15 ..........2.......... 5        and 4.4 assists per game, shooting 49
F 10   UTM ............. 25 ..........5.......... 5     percent from the field, 45 percent from
F 13   SEMO .......... 11 ..........6.......... 4
F 17   at Loyola ...... 0 ...........4.......... 1
                                                        3-point range and 68 percent from
F 22   at JSU .......... 4 ...........5.......... 3     the free throw line...chosen Class A
F 24   at SAM ......... 4 ...........1.......... 3      second-team All-State by the Illinois
                                                        Basketball Coaches Association...first-
                                                        team All-Chicago Catholic League and
                                                        co-MVP of the Class A Tournament...

  YEAR                 G-S              FG-A           PCT    3FG-A PCT         FT-A     PCT    REB-AVG        PF-FO          A      TO BLK ST                 PTS-AVG
  2005-06             27-27            91-259          .351   33-103 .320       43-57    .754     83-3.1        67-3         115     99  0  53                   258-9.6
  2006-07             30-30            84-251          .335   34-119 .286      99-121    .818    123-4.1        79-1         109     74  4  65                  301-10.1
  TOTALS              57-57            175-510         .343   67-222 .302      142-178   .798    206-3.6       146-4         224     173 3  118                  559-9.8


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        Jon'Tee                                                  Senior • Guard • 6-1 • 180 • Kalamazoo, MI (Loy Norrix)


        Willhite
                                                                  EASTERN ILLINOIS
                                                        JUNIOR (2006-07): Appeared in all 30         PERSONAL: Considers his “love of the
                                                        games with 15 starts after transferring      game and God” as the biggest influences
                                                        from Triton (IL) Community College...        on his sports career...greatest sports
                                                        averaged 5.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and        moment was “being part of regular-
                                                        2.1 assists per game... became Panthers      season undefeated team at Loy Norrix”...
                                                        sixth man for final half of the season       parents are Johnny Willhite and Tammra
                                                        serving as one of the top defending          Calrton...finished Associates Degree at
                                                        guards... scored in double figures four       Triton Community College... majoring in
                                                        times with a season high 14 against UC       sociology... goes by nickname “Bam”,
                                                        Riverside... season high 6 assists against   taken from Flintstones cartoon character
                                                        Southeast Missouri with season high 7        “Bam, Bam”.
                                                        rebounds against Austin Peay.

                                                                        TRITON CC                                           Career Highs
                                                        SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Played at Triton          Points................. 14 vs. UC Riverside (11/11/06)
                                                        Community College in River Grove, Ill...



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                                                                                                       Rebounds ..................7 vs. Austin Peay (1/6/07)
                                                        first-team All-North Central Community          Assists ............................................6 (two times)
                                                                                                       Steals ................... 4 vs. UC Riverside (11/11/06)
                                                        Colleges Conference (N4C)...N4C Player         Blocks .............................................1 (two times)
                                                        of the Year...helped team post a 26-10
                                                        record, finishing 8th at NJCAA D-II
                                                        National Tournament...team won Region
   2006-07 game-by-game                                 IV title, Willhite earning All-Tournament
                                                        honors...first-team All-Region IV...finished
Date   Team .......... Pts ...... Reb ..... Ast         TCC career 15th on career scoring list
N 10   vs. ULM ........ 8 ...........4.......... 0      with 863 points...averaged 16.8 points,
N 11   vs. UCR ....... 14 ..........4.......... 2
N 12   at Iowa ST .... 5 ...........3.......... 2       6.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.2 steals
N 15   IUSUB .......... 7 ...........5.......... 0      per game.
N 17   at DePaul ..... 0 ...........0.......... 0
N 21   UWGB .......... 7 ...........5.......... 3
N 25   at MUR ......... 2 ...........3.......... 2      FRESHMAN (2004-05): Played at
D2     Ark. ST ........ 10 ..........2.......... 0      TCC earning honorable mention All-
D7     at TTU ......... 10 ..........6.......... 3
D9     at TSU .......... 7 ...........6.......... 2     N4C honors...named to Region IV
D 18   EKU .............. 4 ...........2.......... 3    All-Tournament team...averaged 16.2
D 20   MORE .......... 12 ..........6.......... 1
D 22   WIU............... 8 ...........2.......... 3
                                                        points per game.
D 28   at EMU ......... 7 ...........1.......... 1
J2     MUR ............. 6 ...........4.......... 1     HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Loy Norrix
J4     at SEMO ....... 2 ...........2.......... 2
J6     APSU............ 5 ...........7.......... 2      High in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he
J 11   at UTM.......... 4 ...........1.......... 2      earned varsity letters in basketball,
J 13   at EKU .......... 9 ...........3.......... 5
J 18   TTU............... 2 ...........3.......... 6
                                                        football and track...averaged 17
J 20   TSU .............. 8 ...........4.......... 0    points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 2
J 27   at MORE....... 2 ...........1.......... 4        steals per game...first team All-Big
F1     JSU............... 2 ...........4.......... 1
F3     SAM.............. 0 ...........4.......... 4     16 Conference as a senior...named
F8     at APSU ....... 5 ...........3.......... 3       Big-16 Player of the Year...named to
F 10   UTM .............. 0 ...........4.......... 2
F 13   SEMO ........... 4 ...........2.......... 6
                                                        first team All-Southwestern Michigan
F 17   at Loyola ...... 2 ...........4.......... 2      Region...helped team advance to
F 22   at JSU .......... 0 ...........0.......... 0     Class A Regionals during junior
F 24   at SAM ......... 0 ...........2.......... 2
                                                        season...was a wide receiver on
                                                        football team...participated in long
                                                        jump and high jump for track.




  YEAR                 G-S              FG-A           PCT    3FG-A PCT       FT-A    PCT    REB-AVG       PF-FO          A      TO BLK ST                PTS-AVG
  2006-07             30-15             60-178         .337    4-18 .222      28-43   .651    97-3.2        53-1          64     60  2  19                 152-5.1


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     Brandon                         R-Freshman • Guard • 6-4 • 185 • Geneva, IL (Geneva)


     D'Amico
                                 EASTERN ILLINOIS
                           FRESHMAN (2006-07): Redshirted at              PERSONAL: Considers his dad Mark
                           EIU.                                           D’Amico a long time coach at Lisle
                                                                          High to be biggest influence on sports
                           HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two varsity letters        career...greatest sports moment was
                           playing for coach Tim Pease at Geneva          “memory of senior basketball season
                           Community High...averaged 21.9 points,         with his teammates”...parents are Mark
                           5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game...       and Jodi D’Amico...honor roll...Academic
                           set school record for free throws made         Excellence Award...3.4 high school GPA...
                           and attempted in one game connecting           majoring in marketing.
                           on 26-of-31...third leading scorer in school
                           history for single-season points with 613...
                           scored 41 points in single game against
                           Glenbard South...team MVP...Illinois
                           Basketball Coaches Association third team
                           All-State...Champaign News-Gazette All-
                           State...first-team All-Area...first-team All-



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                           Kane County...leading scorer in Kane and
                           Dupage Counties... represented the Class
                           AA North All Stars in the IBCA North vs.
                           South All-Star game.




     Freddie                       Sophomore • Guard • 5-9 • 155 • East St. Louis, IL (Cahokia)


      Perry
                                     EASTERN ILLINOIS
                           FRESHMAN (2006-07): Started the
                           season as the team’s manager, but due
                           to some injuries in preseason practice
                           he was suited up as a practice player...
                           appeared in eight games with a season
                           high three minutes of action at Austin
                           Peay... did not have any statistics missing
                           only two shot opportunities at Austin Peay
                           and Loyola-Chicago.

                           HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cahokia High
                           School in East St. Louis, Illinois, playing
                           basketball for the Class 3A school in the
                           South Seven Conference.

                           PERSONAL: Majoring in kinesiology and



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 Matt          Freshman • Center • 6-11 • 235 • New Berlin, WI (Eisenhower)


Dorlack
          HIGH SCHOOL: Four year letterwinner           PERSONAL: Son of Joe and Sue
          for head coach David Scheidegger              Dorlack... No. 1 sports highlight is “helping
          at Eisenhower High School in New              high school team reach State Division 2
          Berlin, Wisc... helped lead team to 19-       Sectional championship game”.
          3 record as a senior, team losing in
          Regional championship game... rated
          No. 9 prospect in state of Wisconsin...
          honorable mention All-State Division 2 as
          a senior as he averaged 13.2 points, 11.8
          rebounds and 3.7 blocks... participated
          in 2007 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches
          Association All-Star Classic... first team
          All-Woodland Conference as a senior
          after second team honors as a junior...
          participated in Pangos All-American camp
          in 2005... also plays for Fox Valley Skillz
          AAU team.



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 Tyler             Freshman • Guard • 6-1 • 185 • Hillsdale, MI (Hillsdale)


 Laser
          HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped for head                 PERSONAL: Considers his older brother
          coach Brad Felix at Hillsdale High School     Luke the biggest influence on his sports
          earning four varsity letters... Associated    career because “he always pushed me
          Press first team All-State as a senior...      to be better”... No. 1 sports highlight
          Basketball Coaches Association of             was “hitting the shot at the buzzer to win
          Michigan first team All-State as a senior...   regional game during his junior year”...
          Jackson Citizen Player of the Year in 2006    son of Bart and Lesa Laser... brother
          and 2007... helped team post a four-year      Luke plays basketball at Saginaw Valley
          record of 81-14 winning three league and      State.
          district championships... scored a school
          record 1,875 points averaging 19.7 points
          for his career... senior year averaged 29.6
          points as his team posted a 19-3 record...
          had one game for 53 points while adding
          two more 40-plus games and nine games
          over 30 points... 229 career 3-pointers,
          ranks seventh all-time for Michigan High



  2
          School Athletic Association... also ranks
          sixth in MHSAA all-time for season free
          throw percentage (88.3 percent), 16th
          all-time for 3-pointers in a year with 83
          and 17th all-time for career free throws
          (322)... played AAU basketball for the
          Michigan Mustangs.




                         2007-08 EASTERN ILLINOIS MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE                 51
  EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHER BASKETBALL


 10-20 OVERALL ...
                                                                                  2006-07 FINAL STATISTICS
                                                                                OVC Home Record ............. 3-7      Home Record...................... 7-7          Average Attendance........ 2,276

 6-14 OHIO VALLEY / TENTH
                                                                                OVC Away Record .............. 3-7     Away Record..................... 3-11          Home Average ................ 1,104
                                                                                OVC Tournament ............... N/A     Neutral Record.................... 0-2         Away Average ................. 3,619

                              FIELD GOALS         3-POINTERS        FREE THROWS                      REBOUNDS                                                                               SCORING

 PLAYERS             G-GS FG FGA          FG%    FG FGA FG%         FT FTA FT%              OFF DEF           TOT    AVG        PF      FO            A         TO    BLK       ST        PTS        AVG
 Martin, Romain      29-23   145   342    .424   68    179   .380   72     83    .867         8       51       59    2.0         53       0          27         63      4       15         430       14.8
   OVC               19-19   102   238    .429   48    124   .387   56     63    .889         5       42       47    2.5         41       0          20         48      1        6         308       16.2
 Catchings, Bobby    30-28   102   255    .400   23    74    .311   76    106    .717        41      112      153    5.1        100       3          41         69     12       12         303       10.1
   OVC               20-20    66   164    .402   14     48   .292   59     81    .728        29       74      103    5.2         68       2          27         43      9        9         205       10.3
 Robinson, Mike      30-30   84    251    .335   34    119   .286   99    121    .818        16      107      123    4.1         79       1         109         74      4       65         301       10.0
   OVC               20-20    51   156    .327   23     77   .299   69     87    .793        10       67       77    3.9         56       1          84         44      0       35         194        9.7
 Byrne, Jake         30-25    92   170    .541    0      4   .000   47     63     .746       40       84      124    4.1         80       1          36         25     13       18         231        7.7
   OVC               20-18    74   127    .583    0      2   .000   41     48     .854       26       55       81    4.1         54       1          24         17      8       10         189        9.5
 Cisse, Ousmane      30-19    71   153    .464    0      0   .000   34     65    .523        73      116      189    6.3         72       3          28         40     15       16         176        5.9
   OVC               20-15    51   108    .472    0      0   .000   28     56     .500       57       86      143    7.2         50       3          19         27     12       10         130        6.5
 Willhite, Jon'Tee   30-15    60   178    .337    4     18   .222   28     43    .651        28       69       97    3.2         53       1          64         60      2       19         152        5.1
   OVC                20-7    31   102    .304    1      9   .111   21     26     .808       20       47       67    3.4         37       1          51         40      1        7          84        4.2
 Anthony, Julio       13-0    12    23    .522    5     10   .500    7      7    1.000        2        2        4    0.3         13       0           9         14      0        3          36        2.8
   OVC                 5-0     3    7     .429    1      2   .500    4      4    1.000        0        0        0    0.0          3       0           4          6      0        0          11        2.2
 Parrish, Billy       30-7    25    71    .352    3     14   .214   12     15     .800       38       36       74    2.5         52       2          17         27      3       10          65        2.2
   OVC                20-0    14    38    .368    2      7   .286    4      6     .667       14       20       34    1.7         35       2           4         13      1        6          34        1.7
 Brock, Justin        27-0    23    55    .418    0      2   .000   11     17     .647       16       21       37    1.4         16       0           8         13      1        0          57        2.1
   OVC                18-0    18    39    .462    0      0   .000   11     17     .647       10       17       27    1.5         13       0           5         10      1        0          47        2.6
 Myers-Kyles, Gino    25-0    19    49    .388    2     12   .167    9     20     .450        8       18       26    1.0         23       0           8         15      3        5          49        2.0
   OVC                16-0    14    35    .400    1      7   .143    9     18     .500        5       11       16    1.0         12       0           5          8      1        5          38        2.4
 Jolliff, Bobby       22-3    15    38    .395    0     0    .000    1      5     .200       17       15       32    1.5         23       0          11          5      1        4          31        1.4
   OVC                16-1     6    18    .333    0      0   .000    0      2     .000        8        8       16    1.0         18       0           6          3      1        1          12        0.8
 Voss, Ryan            9-0     0     0    .000    0      0   .000    1      2     .500        2        3        5    0.6          2       0           0          2      0        0           1        0.1
   OVC                 7-0     0     0    .000    0      0   .000    0      0     .000        1        2        3    0.4          1       0           0          1      0        0           0        0.0
 Perry, Freddie        8-0     0     2    .000    0      0   .000    0      0     .000        0        0        0    0.0          0       0           0          1      0        0           0        0.0
   OVC                 5-0     0     1    .000    0      0   .000    0      0     .000        0        0        0    0.0          0       0           0          1      0        0           0        0.0
 Team                                                                                        48       59      107    3.6          0                              8
   OVC                                                                                       30       44       74    3.7          0                              7
 EIU TOTALS          30--    648   1587   .408   139   432   .322   397   547    .726        337     693     1030    34.3       566      11         358         416    58      167        1832       61.1
   OVC               20--    430   1033   .416    90   276   .326   302   408    .740        215     473     688     34.4       388      10         249         268    35       89        1252       62.6
 Opponents           30--    667   1561   .427   208   604   .344   446   672    .664        319     678     997     33.2       519      8          404         367    96      200        1988       66.3
   OVC               20--    452   1044   .433   145   411   .353   313   475    .659        202     448      650    32.5       358       7         285         220    63      127        1362       68.1

EASTERN ILLINOIS TEAM STATISTICS - GAME-BY-GAME
                                           |---TOTAL---| |--3-PTRS--|              |----REBOUNDS----|
OPPONENT              DATE      SCORE W/L FG-FGA     PCT 3FG-FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AVG PF          A TO BLK STL PTS---AVG
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VS LOUISIANA MONROE   11-10-06 60-70    L   22-61   .361   3-20 .150 13-16 .813      13 26    39 39.0 13    9 16    4 11    60 60.0
VS UC RIVERSIDE       11-11-06 55-64    L   23-60   .383   2-9   .222   7-13 .538    14 18    32 35.5 21    7 13    2   8   55 57.5
AT IOWA STATE         11-12-06 54-56    L   24-58   .414   5-14 .357    1-2   .500   11 23    34 35.0 12 13 10      2   9   54 56.3
INDIANA SOUTH BEND    11/15/06 64-49    W   24-55   .436   5-14 .357 11-16 .688      11 17    28 33.2 17 11 10      3   5   64 58.2
AT DEPAUL             11-17-06 41-71    L   14-51   .275   5-20 .250    8-11 .727    10 18    28 32.2 22 10 21      1   8   41 54.8
UW GREEN BAY          11/21/06 63-61    W   22-55   .400   6-17 .353 13-19 .684      12 26    38 33.2 20 10 14      3   7   63 56.2
AT MURRAY STATE       11-25-06 50-53    L   18-51   .353   5-15 .333    9-13 .692    10 26    36 33.6 17 10 11      2   2   50 55.3
ARKANSAS STATE        12/02/06 73-70    W   27-60   .450   7-15 .467 12-17 .706      13 20    33 33.5 18 11 13      2 12    73 57.5
AT TENNESSEE TECH     12-7-06   74-69   W   23-46   .500   6-13 .462 22-29 .759       7 29    36 33.8 19 16 17      0   9   74 59.3
AT TENNESSEE STATE    12/09/06 56-59    L   21-61   .344   6-18 .333    8-12 .667    13 25    38 34.2 15 12     9   2   6   56 59.0
EASTERN KENTUCKY      12/18/06 57-73    L   20-51   .392   0-12 .000 17-23 .739      12 24    36 34.4 18 10 14      0   1   57 58.8
MOREHEAD STATE        12/20/06 63-71    L   22-56   .393   7-20 .350 12-22 .545      18 23    41 34.9 26 11 17      1   3   63 59.2
WESTERN ILLINOIS      12/22/06 76-56    W   29-58   .500   7-16 .438 11-18 .611      17 28    45 35.7 22 19 19      2   9   76 60.5
AT EASTERN MICHIGAN   12-28-06 51-63    L   18-44   .409   6-18 .333    9-13 .692     8 23    31 35.4 22 11 16      3   4   51 59.8
MURRAY STATE          01/02/07 62-73    L   17-45   .378   5-17 .294 23-30 .767       8 20    28 34.9 25 12 20      0   6   62 59.9
AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1/4/07    65-80   L   22-52   .423   5-10 .500 16-26 .615       9 20    29 34.5 28 11 13      1   6   65 60.2
AUSTIN PEAY           01/06/07 76-81 LOT 24-59      .407   4-20 .200 24-31 .774      14 30    44 35.1 25 14 15      1   3   76 61.2
AT TENNESSEE MARTIN   01/11/07 43-67    L   17-50   .340   2-11 .182    7-14 .500    11 17    28 34.7 13    8 11    1   5   43 60.2
AT EASTERN KENTUCKY   01/13/07 62-63    L   23-48   .479   8-15 .533    8-11 .727     5 28    33 34.6 16 16 10      4   1   62 60.3
TENNESSEE TECH        01/18/07 64-76    L   24-56   .429   5-15 .333 11-16 .688      12 22    34 34.5 24 13 18      1   6   64 60.5
TENNESSEE STATE       01/20/07 58-61    L   19-47   .404   6-16 .375 14-17 .824       9 25    34 34.5 15 15 11      4   2   58 60.3
AT MOREHEAD STATE     1-27-07   65-62   W   21-42   .500   5-15 .333 18-23 .783       8 29    37 34.6 22 16 16      3   0   65 60.5
JACKSONVILLE STATE    02/01/07 73-59    W   29-56   .518   2-5   .400 13-15 .867      9 26    35 34.7 12 17 11      1   6   73 61.1
SAMFORD               02/03/07 48-53    L   19-53   .358   2-11 .182    8-8 1.000    11 25    36 34.7 18    9 10    4   2   48 60.5
AT AUSTIN PEAY        02/08/07 71-98    L   26-63   .413   7-16 .438 12-18 .667      16 13    29 34.5 20 11 11      0   8   71 61.0
TENNESSEE MARTIN      02/10/07 74-59    W   22-48   .458   6-11 .545 24-29 .828      13 21    34 34.5 24 16 14      2 11    74 61.5
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI    02/13/07 77-69    W   24-46   .522   4-11 .364 25-31 .806       5 29    34 34.4 19 17 15      5   4   77 62.0
AT LOYOLA CHICAGO     02.17.07 43-66    L   15-52   .288   3-13 .231 10-14 .714      13 21    34 34.4 11    8 16    1   5   43 61.4
AT JACKSONVILLE STATE 2/22/07   69-65   W   22-52   .423   2-9   .222 23-29 .793     14 27    41 34.7 16    9 13    3   2   69 61.6
AT SAMFORD            02/24/07 45-71    L   17-51   .333   3-16 .188    8-11 .727    11 14    25 34.3 16    6 12    0   6   45 61.1
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EASTERN ILLINOIS               1832        648-1587 .408 139-432 .322 397-547 .726 337 693 1030 34.3 566 358 416 58 167 1832 61.1
OPPONENTS                      1988        667-1561 .427 208-604 .344 446-672 .664 319 678 997 33.2 519 404 367 96 200 1988 66.3


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