While Bradley was the only Illinois school to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the Braves are far from the state's only representation.

A total of 54 players who list an Illinois hometown are on the rosters of tournament teams. The group includes 11 players who made an all-conference team or won a conference award.

The list, in alphabetical order of school name, starts appropriately with those in-state Braves.


Armon Brummett, Decatur MacArthur

A 6-foot-4 freshman guard, Brummett has played in 23 games, averaging six minutes and totaling 13 points and 16 rebounds.

Peter Hanley, Peoria Notre Dame

Hanley played in 27 games as a freshman in 2015-16, but the 6-7 senior forward has played in only 16 games over the last three seasons, including six this season. He has six points and two rebounds in 18 minutes.

Nate Kennell, Metamora

A 6-6 junior guard, Kennell was voted the Missouri Valley's sixth man of the year. He's averaging 9.4 points and 2.4 rebounds and shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range. He hit five 3s and scored a game-high 19 points in the Braves' victory over top seed Loyola in the MVC Tournament semifinals.

Antoine Pittman, Rockford Auburn

A starter in 45 games over his first two seasons, Pittman has played in 18 games with three starts this season. The 6-3 junior guard is averaging 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds.



Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie (32) drives to the bucket as Bradley guard Nate Kennell (25) tries to stop him in the first half of Friday night's Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Shockers rolled, 82-56.

Gabe Grant, Mount Carmel

The 6-6 forward is sitting out this season after transferring from Houston. He has one more season of eligibility.


Rapolas Ivanauskas, Barrington

A 6-10 junior forward and former four-star recruit, Ivanauskas transferred after playing in only three games in two seasons at Northwestern and has blossomed with the Red Raiders. He's averaging 16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds and shooting 43.4 percent from 3-point range, and he was named player of the year in the Patriot League.


Brennan Besser, Latin

A 6-5 guard who walked on in 2015, Besser played a career-high 11 minutes in four games this season, totaling four points and three rebounds. He plans to apply for a fifth year of eligibility next season.

Fairleigh Dickinson

Pat McNamara, St. Viator

The 6-5 junior guard has played in 17 games, totaling 16 points and eight rebounds.

Elyjah Williams, Evanston

Williams, a 6-7 sophomore forward, has played in every game for the Knights, making 15 starts. He's averaging 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds and shooting 61.7 percent.

Florida State

David Nichols, Mount Carmel

A 6-1 senior guard, Nichols is a graduate transfer from Albany, where he led the Great Danes in scoring as a sophomore with 17.9 points per game. He's a key reserve for the Seminoles, playing in every game and averaging 6.4 points and 1.6 assists.


Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie (32) drives to the bucket as Bradley guard Nate Kennell (25) tries to stop him in the first half of Friday night's Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Shockers rolled, 82-56.

Malik Osborne, Rich South

The 6-9 sophomore forward is sitting out this season after transferring from Rice, where he averaged nine points as a freshman.


Zach Norvell Jr., Simeon

A 6-5 sophomore guard, Norvell was a first-team All-West Coast Conference selection. He's the No. 3 scorer for the top-seeded Bulldogs with 15.3 points per game and also averages 4.2 rebounds and three assists while shooting 37.7 percent from 3-point range.


Tajuan Agee, Hyde Park

The 6-9 junior forward transferred from Tyler Junior College and started 27 of his 32 games for the Gaels, averaging 13.3 points and leading them in rebounding with 8.1 per game. He was a second-team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection.


Nicolas Hobbs, Fenwick

Hobbs, a 6-2 sophomore guard, walked on after serving as a student manager as a freshman. He has played 12 minutes over five games, totaling eight points and three assists.

Isaiah Moss, Simeon

A 6-5 junior guard, Moss has started every game for the Hawkeyes the last two seasons. He's averaging 9.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists and shooting 41.9 percent on 3-pointers.

Iowa State

George Conditt IV, Corliss

A 6-10 freshman forward and one of three Chicago-area recruits in the Cyclones' 2018 class, Conditt has played in 25 games and averages two points, 1.7 rebounds and 8.2 minutes with 25 blocked shots.

Zion Griffin, Hinsdale South

The 6-6 freshman forward has played in 17 games, averaging 1.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 6.6 minutes.

Talen Horton-Tucker, Simeon

Horton-Tucker, a 6-4 guard, made the Big 12's all-freshman team after starting 33 of his 34 games and averaging 12.1 points, five rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals.

Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook

Nixon is sitting out this season after transferring from Colorado State, where he led the Rams in scoring last season with 16.1 points per game. The 6-2 guard has one more season of eligibility.


Charlie Moore, Morgan Park

In his first season for the Jayhawks after transferring from California, the 5-11 sophomore guard and former Mr. Basketball in Illinois has played in 33 games, coming off the bench in all but one. He's averaging three points and 1.2 assists.

Kansas State

Austin Trice, Hales

A transfer from Wabash Community College, the 6-7 junior forward has played in 27 games with one start for the Wildcats, averaging 1.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 7.9 minutes.


Courtese Cooper, Elgin

A 6-9 sophomore forward, Cooper is redshirting this season to try to add weight. As a freshman at Triton College, he helped the Trojans win the Division II junior college national title.


Tommy Gardiner, Maine South

The 6-7 freshman forward has played only two minutes all season after walking on for the Golden Eagles.

Mike Lelito, Hersey

A 6-5 sophomore guard and another walk-on, Lelito has played a total of three minutes.

Ed Morrow, Simeon

The 6-7 junior forward transferred after two seasons at Nebraska and is the Golden Eagles' primary big man off the bench. He's averaging 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds and shooting 61.9 percent.


Charles Matthews, St. Rita

The 6-6 senior guard returned for the Big Ten Tournament after missing the last three regular-season games with a sprained right ankle. The Most Outstanding Player in last year's NCAA West Region, Matthews is averaging 12 points and 4.8 rebounds this season.

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Jack Hoiberg, Hinsdale Central

The son of former Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is a 5-10 redshirt freshman guard who walked on for the Spartans in 2017. He has played in 12 games this season, totaling 17 minutes, eight points, two rebounds and two assists.


Brock Stull, Rockford Boylan

A graduate transfer from Milwaukee, where he averaged 13.5 points over the last two seasons, Stull has played in 30 games with one start for the Golden Gophers. The 6-4 senior guard has made 10 of 22 3-pointers and averages 1.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 10.4 minutes.

Murray State

Darnell Cowart, Chicago

The 6-8 junior forward lists Chicago as his hometown, though he played high school ball in Arizona. He transferred from Cowley County Community College and made an immediate impact for the Racers. Cowart averages 10.4 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds and is shooting 56.9 percent, and he made the Ohio Valley's all-newcomer team.


Jordan Caroline, Champaign Central

A first-team All-Mountain West selection for the second straight season, Caroline also made the conference's all-defense team. The 6-7 senior forward averages 17.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and two assists and is shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers.

North Carolina Central

Raasean Davis, Chicago

The 6-9 senior center is a Chicago native but went to high school in Georgia. Davis has been one of the Eagles' best players the last two seasons after transferring from Kent State. He made the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team this season, averaging 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds and ranking seventh in the nation in field-goal percentage (64.5).

Ohio State

Joey Lane, Deerfield

A 6-1 senior walk-on guard, Lane has played in a career-high 14 games this season, totaling 38 minutes, 11 points, six rebounds and six assists with three 3-pointers.


Jamuni McNeace, Kankakee

Born in Decatur, Ill., McNeace played only his sophomore high school season at Kankakee before returning to Texas but lists Kankakee as his hometown. The 6-10 senior center provides depth to the Sooners frontcourt with 4.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game and 24 blocked shots (116 in his career).

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Villanova guard Josh Hart shoots against Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace in the second half of Saturday's NCAA Final Four semifinal in Houston. Hart scored 23 points in the Wildcats' 95-51 romp.

Miles Reynolds, Young

Oklahoma is the third college stop for the 6-2 senior guard, who played two seasons at Saint Louis and last season at Pacific, where he averaged 13.3 points. Reynolds has played in all 32 games for the Sooners, mostly off the bench, and averages 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists.


Francis Okoro, Normal West

A four-star recruit who reclassified from the Class of 2019, Okoro is a 6-9 freshman forward who has played in 34 games with 19 starts for the Ducks. He's averaging 3.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 13.8 minutes.

Paul White, Young

In his second season for the Ducks after transferring from Georgetown, the 6-9 senior forward has started 33 of his 35 games and is averaging 10.6 points and 3.9 rebounds with 37.9 percent 3-point shooting.


Evan Boudreaux, Lake Forest

The 6-8 junior forward graduated from Dartmouth in three years, sitting out his third season, before transferring to Purdue with two seasons of eligibility. He has played in 24 games with four starts for the Boilermakers, averaging 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds.

Nojel Eastern, Evanston

A 6-6 sophomore guard and the state's No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2017, Eastern moved into the starting lineup this season and averaged 7.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Kyle King, St. Charles North

A 6-6 freshman forward, King walked on at Purdue, where his grandfather George King coached the Boilermakers to the 1969 national championship game. King has played 16 scoreless minutes with four rebounds over seven games.

Trevion Williams, Mount Carmel

Williams, a 6-9 freshman forward, finished high school in Detroit after his family moved from Chicago. He has played in 30 games with eight starts, averaging 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds.

Saint Louis

Brandon Courtney, Wesclin

The 6-3 freshman walk-on guard has appeared in one game, playing two minutes.

Jordan Goodwin, Belleville Althoff

The No. 2 recruit in the state in 2017, the 6-3 Goodwin has been one of the Billikens' top all-around players as a sophomore, averaging 10.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals.

Demarius Jacobs, Uplift

A 6-2 freshman guard, Jacobs has played in 18 games, totaling eight points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Jack Raboin, Mattoon

The 6-6 junior guard transferred from Lake Land Community College and has played in two games for the Billikens, scoring five points in three minutes.


Admiral Schofield, Zion-Benton

A 6-6 senior guard, Schofield was a first-team All-SEC selection for the second-seeded Volunteers. He averages 16.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists, shoots 41.1 percent on 3-pointers -- and you don't want to get in his way when he's driving the lane.

Texas Tech

Matt Mooney, Niles Notre Dame

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Mattoon High School's Jack Raboin looks for passing room around a Taylorville defender during a game at Mattoon.

The 6-3 senior guard is a graduate transfer from South Dakota, where he was a two-time first-team All-Summit League selection. He picked the Red Raiders over Northwestern in May and has started all 32 games, averaging 10.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals and hitting 38.4 percent of his 3-pointers. He made the All-Big 12 second team as well as the all-defensive and all-newcomer teams.


Ryan Davis, Conant

A 6-8 freshman forward, Davis has played in 23 games with two starts, averaging 3.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 10.6 minutes.

Skyler Nash, Riverside-Brookfield

The 6-6 sophomore guard suffered a season-ending ACL injury nine games into his freshman season. He returned to play two games in November, totaling five points and four rebounds in 25 minutes, but hasn't played since as injuries continue to limit him.


Michael Ballard, Fenwick

The 6-4 sophomore guard walked on with the Badgers in 2016 and played in only one game in his first two seasons. He got in nine this season, totaling two points and three rebounds in 17 minutes.

Ethan Happ, Rockridge

One of the most decorated players in school and conference history, Happ made his third consecutive All-Big Ten first team. The 6-10 senior forward is fifth in the conference in scoring (17.8 ppg), third in rebounding (10.4) and assists (4.7) and 10th in field-goal percentage (53.2) -- though he's shooting a career-worst 46.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Carter Higginbottom, St. Ignatius

A 6-foot walk-on freshman guard, Higginbottom hasn't gotten in a game this season.


Messiah Jones, Simeon

The 6-6 freshman forward is redshirting this season.

Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North

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Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu (11) shoots against Wisconsin's Brad Davison (34) and Ethan Happ (22) during the first half Monday.

Stumpe, a 6-5 junior guard, started 25 games for the Terriers last season, averaging 10.8 points and shooting 42.7 percent on 3-pointers. He had back surgery in October, and since returning Jan. 31 he has struggled to re-enter the rotation. He's averaging 2.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 12.4 minutes in eight games.


Jameel Alausa, University of Chicago Laboratory

The 6-7 sophomore forward has played in nine games for the Bulldogs, totaling 12 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes.

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