Kevin Dillard
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    Kevin Dillard

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Homewood, Ill.

    High School:
    Homewood Flossmoor

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 170

    Position:
    G

    Birthdate:
    10/15/1989


    Updated April 27, 2010

    * Led the MVC averaging 5.0 assists...Finished nine assists shy of the school single-season record for assists, a record held by Bryan Mullins...Ranked 12th in scoring (12.3 ppg), 9th in steals (1.1 spg) and 4th in assist-turnover ratio (2.0)...Had a career-high 12 assists at Bradley -- one shy of the school record set by Rob Kirsner in 1981...Recorded four point-assist double-doubles -- that feat had been accomplished just six times previously at SIU...Scored the game-winning basket with 12.5 seconds remaining in the win over San Francisco. Was slowed by a right ankle sprain during the final three games of the season.

    2008-09
    * MVC Freshman of the Year
    * MVC All-Newcomer Team
    * MVC All-Freshman Team
    * MVC Newcomer of the Week (Mar. 2)
    The team's leading overall scorer (12.2 ppg) and the top-scoring freshman in the MVC...Finished second in the league in 3-point shooting percentage (.452) and third in assists (4.2 apg)...Named to the all-tournamelangs/en.js">itor.com/javascript/wysiwyg/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js">nt team at the 2K Sports Classic in New York... His 22-point outing versus Drake was the most by a Saluki freshman since Matt Shaw scored 22 versus Indiana State on Feb. 9, 2005...Made 10-of-16 (.625) from 3-point range during the last five minutes of games.

    High School
    Named Mr. Basketball of Illinois as a senior when he averaged 23.3 ppg, 5.6 apg and 4.3 rpg and led his team to a 27-2 record...The first Mr. Basketball to ever play for SIU...Winners this decade are NBA players Darius Miles (2000), Eddy Curry (2001), Shaun Livingston (2004), Julian Wright (2005) and Derrick Rose (2007), plus college stars Dee Brown (2002), Shannon Brown (2003) and Jon Scheyer (2006)...Hails from the same high school as Wright, the former Kansas player, who was the #13 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by New Orleans...First-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune.

    Dawg Bites
    Father, Kevin Sr., played basketball at St. Ambrose University and works in construction...Mother, Latinga, died when Kevin was 18 months old... Dillard Sr. coached basketball at Bremen H.S., and being a single dad, often brought his son to practice...Kevin Jr. began running drills with the varsity team when he was five...Has two brothers and two sisters.

    Dillard Stats

    Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2008-09 31-22 959/30.9 128-290 .441 57-126 .452 64-88 .727 7-56 63 2.0 77-1 129 101 5 40 377/12.2 2009-10 29-27 837/28.9 112-265 .423 31-97 .320 102-132 .773 21-70 91 3.1 73-1 146 72 4 33 357/12.3 TOTAL 60-49 1796/29.9 240-555 .432 88-223 .395 166-220 .755 28-126 154 2.6 150-2 275 173 9 73 734/12.2


    Saturday, Nov 1
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Carbondale, Ill. 3:05 PM
    Saturday, Nov 8
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Carbondale, Ill. 3:05 PM
    Saturday, Nov 15
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball St. Louis, Mo. 7:00 PM
    Tuesday, Nov 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Nashville, Tenn. 7:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 21
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Kent, Ohio 6:30 PM
    Saturday, Nov 22
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Kent, Ohio 4:00 PM
    Sunday, Nov 23
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Kent, Ohio 1:00 PM
    Saturday, Nov 29
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Basketball Carbondale, Ill. 3:05 PM
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