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Prospect Profile:
Luther Head

Full Name: Luther D. Head
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 185
Birthdate: November 26, 1982 (Chicago)
High School: Manley Career Academy HS (Chicago)
College: Illinois
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Illinois
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 35 13 63 124 .508 14 25 .560 16 55 .291 67 59 34 5 156 4.50
2002-03 25 8 68 131 .519 34 46 .739 28 66 .424 71 42 27 3 198 7.90
2003-04 29 24 107 239 .448 56 72 .778 49 143 .343 110 75 30 6 319 11.0
2004-05 39 39 214 462 .463 78 99 .788 116 283 .410 155 150 67 9 622 15.9
Totals 128 84 452 956 .473 182 242 .752 209 547 .382 403 326 158 23 1295 10.1

Career Highlights: Earned Consensus Second Team All-America honors and made the NCAA Chicago Regional and Final Four All-Tournament Teams as a senior. Also named First Team All-Big Ten by the media and the league coaches. Was a finalist for the Wooden and Rupp awards. Holds school records for career NCAA Tournament games played (14) and points scored (162). Finished collegiate career as the school’s 19th all-time leading scorer with 1,295 points. Also ranks fourth in three-point field goals made (209) and ninth in steals (158).

Senior (2004-05): Led the team and ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (15.9 ppg). Season total of 622 points ranks as the fifth-highest single-season mark in school history. Set an Illinois school single-season record with 116 three-point field goals made. Had 12 games of 20 or more points. Scored season-high 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting at Northwestern. Matched that total with 26 points to go along with eight rebounds vs. Wisconsin. Posted 20 points and nine assists vs. Oakland. Registered 20 points vs. Arizona in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Sank six threes on his way to 20 points vs. Louisville in the Final Four. Posted 21 points vs. North Carolina in the national championship game.

Junior (2003-04): Averaged 11.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. Scored in double figures 14 times. Exploded for a career-high 29 points on 9-for-14 shooting vs. Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. Posted first career double-double with 16 points and career-high 10 rebounds at Iowa. Led team with 18 points including 5-for-8 shooting from behind the three-point line vs. Michigan. Tallied 19 points and eight assists at Purdue.

Sophomore (2002-03): Averaged 7.9 and 2.8 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per contest. Missed seven games due to a pelvic injury. Shot 58.5 percent from the floor in his last 10 games. Posted nine double-figure scoring efforts with a season-high 16 points vs. Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. Registered 15 points vs. Purdue. Tallied 11 points and a season-high seven rebounds vs. Ohio State.

Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 4.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16.6 minutes. Ranked second on the team in steals with 34. Started 11 of the last 12 games of the season. Recorded season-high 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting vs. San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Posted 14 points vs. Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois. Registered 13 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting vs. Michigan.

Strengths: A quick, athletic leaper who has developed into a consistent perimeter shooter over his college career. Is a capable perimeter defender.

Personal: Majored in sport management. Member of the volunteer organization Young Life.