Nine-year NBA veteran and Illinois basketball great Meyers Leonard and his wife, Elle, a Gies College of Business graduate, have made a $500,000 gift to the Ubben Basketball Complex renovation and expansion project. Meyers and Elle will be in attendance at Monday’s tilt against Purdue, marking Meyers’ first game back in the arena since his final game as a Fighting Illini basketball player.
May 27, 2022 | 11:47 pm EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Jimmy Butler on ESPN: “I got a phone call and text message from D Wade earlier today and he was telling me I can do this. Knee is banged up, but nobody cares. Go out there and continue to build your legacy. That meant the world to me, so appreciate you D Wade.”
StatMuse: Most points in an elimination game: 56 — Wilt Chamberlain 53 — Wilt Chamberlain 51 — Sleepy Floyd 50 — Jamal Murray, Wilt Chamberlain 49 — Hakeem Olajuwon 48 — Kevin Durant 47 — Jimmy Butler pic.twitter.com/8AopbxPxqW