Brandon Paul, the 2012-13 Fighting Illini MVP, will no longer be suiting up in Champaign-Urbana this season, after a successful four year career that landed him a professional career in Russia. In fact, last year's senior class took home a good portion of the season-ending awards at the team banquet. Listed below are Illini players and the award(s) they received a year ago.
Nnanna Egwu, Illini Rebounding Award; D.J. Richardson, Ralf Woods Free Throw Trophy and Kenny Battle Leadership Award; Tyler Griffey, Orange Krush 3-Point Shooting Award; Joseph Bertrand, Sixth Man Award; Tracy Abrams, Egwu and Rayvonte Rice, Most Improved Player; Kevin Berardini, Lou Henson Courage Award; Sam McLaurin, Matt Heldman “Matto” Award