Sylvester Willis
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    Sylvester Willis

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Calumet City, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornwood

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 225

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    06/18/1981


    Willis is one of the best conditioned players on the team


    Worth Knowing
    A muscular big man who brings a defensive and rebounding presence to the interior...One of the best conditioned players on the team...Excels at getting put backs and follow-up dunks...Stood just 5-foot-6 as a freshman in high school, but has grown more than one foot since...Majoring in electronics...Born June 18, 1981...Son of Ruby and Sylvester Willis.

    Willis stood just 5-foot-6 as a freshman in high school


    2001-02 Notes
    Had a season-high eight points against Colorado State, Illinois State and Northern Iowa....Missed two games with a strained Achilles' tendon...A valuable reserve in the front court.

    2002-03
    Improved his scoring average from 2.6 to 4.2...Had a career-high 16 points vs. George Mason...All 16 points came in the second half...Followed that up with 13 points and a then career-high nine boards against Colorado State...Fourth on the team in rebounding (4.1 rpg)...Posted a career-high 11 boards against SEMO.

    2000-01
    Became a starter in the pivot midway through the season and started 16 of 30 games overall... Had a career-high nine points versus Ball State and Drake...Gathered a career-best eight rebounds against Troy State...Shot 48 percent from the field.

    1999-00
    Redshirted.

    High School
    Played sparingly as a junior at Thornwood High School under Coach Kevin Hayhurst before a major growth spurt boosted his height to 6-foot-6...Averaged 11.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg as a senior and was named SICA East All-Conference...Selected to play in the Chicago City vs. Suburban All-Star game.

    Sylvester Willis' Career Statistics

    YearG-SMin.FG-AFG%3FG-A3FG%FT-AFT%Reb.Avg.ATBSPts.Avg.
    2000-0130-1643937-77.4810-0.00038-68.559933.1737861123.7
    2001-0234-143434-79.4300-3.00020-37.541942.8102996882.6
    2002-0331-3160953-116.4570-0.00025-43.5811274.1133017111314.2
    Saturday, Nov 1
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    Men's Basketball Carbondale, Ill. 3:05 PM
    Saturday, Nov 8
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    Saturday, Nov 15
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    Tuesday, Nov 18
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    Friday, Nov 21
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    Saturday, Nov 22
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    Saturday, Nov 29
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    Men's Basketball Carbondale, Ill. 3:05 PM
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