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Lance Whitaker
Lance  Whitaker

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Bartlett, Ill.

High School:
Bartlett

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Guard/Forward


01/30/2016

Resilient Flames Outlast Vikes in Overtime Thriller, 72-70

UIC's Najeal Young scored game-winning hoop with 2.0 seconds to go in overtime

01/27/2016

Flames Return to Sweet Home Chicago to Host Penguins

UIC begins lengthy five-game homestand Thursday night

01/14/2016

Flames Fall in Waning Seconds to Green Bay, 78-76

Five UIC players scored in double figures Thursday night

12/22/2015

Snider Helps UIC Shoot Past Purdue Calumet, 91-74

Senior Gabe Snider buries career-high six 3-pointers in final 5:49 of contest

12/12/2015

UIC's Furious Second-Half Surge Falls Short vs. Illinois

Dikembe Dixson registered first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds

10/01/2015

Lance Whitaker

Career Photo Gallery

Lance Whitaker's Career Stats Through 2014-15 Season

Photo Gallery of Lance Whitaker

2014-15:
Saw action in 29 games, received seven starts and averaged 18.4 minutes per game in his first full collegiate season ... averaged 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game ... was instrumental in UIC's 72-69 second round Horizon League Tournament win against No. 3 seed Oakland (3/6/15) as he held first team All-League point guard Kahlil Felder to 7-of-25 from the field and forced Felder to commit five turnovers ... totaled seven points and a career-high seven rebounds against No. 3 seed Oakland (3/6/15) ... scored a career-high 11 points at Bradley (12/28/14) as he hit 3-of-6 from the field ... played in a career-high 36 minutes against No. 2 seed Green Bay in the HL tourney semifinals.

2013-14:
Played in three games and started one before tearing his right ACL. Received a medical redshirt from the NCAA and will retain four years of eligibility.

High School/Prior to UIC: Four-year letterwinner at Bartlett High School ... Served as team captain in all four years of high school basketball ... Garnered All-State honors as a senior ... Named All-Upstate Eight Conference in three-of-four seasons ... Named Bartlett's Most Valuable Player in both his sophomore and senior seasons ... Sat out junior season with torn ACL ... Made quick recovery, and played with the Illinois Wolves on the AAU circuit in summer 2012 ... Lists "biggest athletic thrill" as playing in the supersectionals during his freshman year of high school ... Scored a 30 on his ACT.

Personal: Born Dec. 23, 1994 in Bartlett, Ill. ... Son of Larry and Lena Whitaker ... Currently enrolled as a Management major.

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