Illini Freshman Tracy Abrams Named Team MVP By Teammates

Feb 26, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Tracy Abrams before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

Tracy Abrams was voted Team MVP by the Illinois Fighting Illini.

The Illinois Fighting Illini have turned a new page in the basketball program. Longtime head coach Bruce Weber is finally out, former Ohio Bobcats coach John Groce is now installed. Assistant coach Jerrance Howard, who earned a reputation as an ace recruiter on Weber's staff the last few years, is also out. Meyers Leonard? Yep, he's gone too, declaring for the NBA Draft after his sophomore season.


Related: Illini Hire John Groce: Promising End To Shameful Coaching Search

Still, before the Fighting Illini could fully reboot, they had to take one last look back at the 2011-2012 season. On Tuesday, teammates voted freshman guard Tracy Abrams Team MVP.

Abrams averaged 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game in his first year out of Mount Carmel High School in Chicago.

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