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These 16 former Illini greats will be honored Friday night. But before they are, Sports Editor MATT DANIELS breaks down the third slate of inductees to join the school’s Hall of Fame.

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Joe Giallombardo, gymnastics
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David Williams, football
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Deon Thomas, basketball
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Bobby Mitchell, football and track
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Don Freeman, basketball

Matt Daniels is sports editor at The News-Gazette. His email is mdaniels@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@mdaniels_NG).