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Hoops, Hoops and More Hoops!
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Former Illini & NBA star Kendall Gill is our featured guest, and he's here with Boz & Mr G to talk hoops hoops and more hoops!

Then, The Daily Herald's Lindsey Willhite is also in the house with Boz and Mr.G. to give us the dish on all the news and notes from on and off campus.
Episode Segments:
 
Talking Illini 12/22 Hour 1
Kendall Gill from the Flying Illini joins Boz & Mr. G to relive some of his glory days on the court, and the magical 1989 season. He also gives some insight into how college basketball is different today, and into the Illini recruiting process. Plus - the holidays are almost here... Can Mr. G be positive for once???
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Talking Illini 12/22 Hour 2
Kendall Gill gives his take on this years Fighting Illini Basketball squad & is pleasantly surprised at what hes seen so far. Then, the Daily Heralds Lindsey Willhite shares his thoughts on the latest news and notes out of Champaign, including Vontae Davis decision to go pro, and the white-hot start by the Basketball program.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Kendall Gill
Gill attended Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Graduating in 1986, as a senior Gill led Rich Central to a 2nd place finish in the IHSA class AA state boys basketball tournament. Gill led Rich Central in scoring with 54 points in the 4 games of the tournament finals, and was named to the six-player All-Tournament team. After high school, Gill attended the University of Illinois. Playing four years for the Fighting Illini, Gill was a starter for his last three seasons. As a junior, Gill led the Fighting Illini to the 1989 Final Four before losing to Michigan on a last second shot. Also among that fabled "Flying Illini" squadron were future NBA players Nick Anderson, Marcus Liberty, Kenny Battle and Illini TV/radio broadcaster Stephen Bardo. As a senior, Gill led the Big Ten in scoring and was named a first-team All-American (UPI). Gill left Illinois as the 7th all-time leading scorer in school history. Gill's Illini earned NCAA bids each year he played. Gill also won the NCAA Slam Dunk championship at the Final Four his senior season.Gill was chosen in the 1990 NBA Draft with the fifth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, and was named First Team All-Rookie for the 1990-91 season. Kendall also participated in an NBA Slam-Dunk Competition. Gill played in 15 seasons in the NBA for the Hornets (including two separate stints), Seattle SuperSonics, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks. In two different seasons Gill averaged over 20 points per game, first as a second-year player for the Hornets in 1991-92 (20.5 ppg), and again for the Nets in 1996-97 (21.8 ppg). In the 1997-98 NBA season, Gill led the league in steals as a member of the Nets. On April 3, 1999, he recorded 11 steals in a game against Miami, tying Larry Kenon's single-game record. Gill's career totals include 12,914 points in 966 regular season games.



 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl.