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.
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.
#Illini freshman Tracy Abrams named Team MVP. Voted on by teammates. First true freshman to win the award.— Paul Klee (@PKlee_IlliniHQ) April 11, 2012
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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