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.
Jim “Chubby’ Phillps
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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