Happy 24th, Demetri McCamey!

Happy 24th, Demetri McCamey!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: No. 23

Sunday is the 50th birthday of arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, Michael Jordan. Since it’s a milestone birthday for No. 23, we’re going to salute some of the greatest Fighting Illini to wear jersey No. 23.

Baseball
Tom Fletcher
Mark Dressen
Drew Davidson
Aaron Martin

Men’s Basketball
Ted Beach
George BonSalle
Jerry Colangelo
Larry Lubin
George Montgomery
Larry Smith
Jerry Hester

Women’s Basketball
Michelle Vossen
Mandy Cunningham
Melissa Parker
Shavonna Hunter
Alexis Smith

Football
Marcus Mason
Rocky Harvey
Jim Klein
Steve Mueller
Wayne Strader
Jim “Chubby’ Phillps
Eddie Jenkins

Volleyball
Kathleen Gartland
Liz Schwarz
Kelly See

Illini Birthdays
Sunday: Greg Eichorn, football (44)
Monday: Jay Daniels, basketball (50)
Tuesday: Lou Belmont, football (53)
Wednesday: Bob Richards, track & field (87)
Thursday: Demetri McCamey, basketball (24)
Friday: Kara Corso, gymnastics (42)
Saturday: Steve Stricker, golf (46)

By Mike Pearson, author of Illini Legends, Lists & Lore and assistant athletic director at Miami (Ohio)

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Sections (3):Illini Sports, Sports, Other

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