New head men's basketball coach instills high energy practices
Three Flames score in double-digits led by Harris with 13
Jay Harris with 22 points and career-high eight assists
Senior Ahman Fells ties career-high with 13 points
UIC seeks first 2-1 league start since 2007-08
2014-15: One of two players to appear in all 34 games during the 2014-15 season and made 20 starts … was UIC’s top rebounder with an average of 5.2 boards per game, which ranked 12th in the Horizon League … pulled down 69 offensive rebounds which led the Flames and ranked sixth in conference … totaled four double-doubles on the season … one of eight Horizon League players to have recorded five or more 10-plus rebounding performances … scored in double figures on 11 separate occasions and reached 20 or more three times … shot 71.6 percent from the free throw line (73-of-102) … began the season with a double-double at DePaul (11/14/14) with 15 points and 12 rebounds … followed that up with a career-high 28 points and 11 boards in UIC’s home-opening win against Western Illinois (11/17/14) … shot 11-of-15 from the field and poured in 26 points at Kent State (11/22/14), just missing a double-double with nine rebounds … totaled 20 points and 12 rebounds versus Saint Xavier (11/25/14) … scored a team-high 11 points at Dayton (11/29/14) … posted his fourth double-double of the season against Grand Canyon (12/2/14) with 12 points and 10 rebounds … shot 11-of-15 from the free throw line and scored 21 points at Bradley (12/28/14) … totaled 15 points and six rebounds in UIC’s league-opening win versus Youngstown State (1/2/15) … shot 7-of-9 from the field and netted 14 points in a home game versus Detroit (1/14/15).
2012-13: Saw action in 27 games off the bench ... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in an average of 6.6 minutes per contest ... Shot 52.3 percent from the field (23-44) and 50.0 percent (3-6) from three-point range ... Played double-digit minutes in eight games, including in five-of the final 11 contests ... Scored at least two points in each-of the last seven games of the season ... Scored season-high nine points and pulled down season-best five boards at Valpo (2/5/13) ... Chipped in eight points on 4-of-5 shooting against Bradley (2/23/13).
Prep/Prior to UIC: Four-year letterwinner at Chantilly High School (Va.), and played one year of postgraduate basketball at Fishburne Military Academy ... Led Fishburne to a 22-8 record last season ... Chose UIC over the likes of The Citadel and IUPUI ... Led Chantilly to an 18-7 record his senior season (2010-11) ... In the 2009-10 campaign, Chantilly recorded a 20-8 record, won the Northern Region title and advanced to the second round of the Virginia state playoffs.
Personal: Born November 26, 1992 in Oceanside, N.Y ... Biggest "athletic thrill" is signing National Letter of Intent at UIC ... Currently enrolled as a Criminal, Law & Justice major.