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Lance Whitaker
Lance  Whitaker

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Bartlett, Ill.

High School:
Bartlett

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Position:
Guard/Forward


04/08/2015

VIDEO: MBB Players React to a Steve McClain Practice

New head men's basketball coach instills high energy practices

03/06/2015

UIC Advances to HL Semifinals with 72-69 Win against Oakland

First semifinal appearance since 2008; Marc Brown surpasses 1,000 career points

01/14/2015

Detroit Slips Past UIC in Final Seconds, 69-68

Jay Harris with 22 points and career-high eight assists

01/04/2015

Vikings Edge Flames in Horizon League Battle, 74-69

Marc Brown with game-high 21 points, Ahman Fells posts first career double-double

01/02/2015

Flames Grind Out League-Opening Win Against YSU, 77-71

UIC outscores Penguins, 49-34, in the second half

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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