As the Illini seniors play their last home game Sunday against Michigan State, it's important to reflect on their careers and the role they played in Illinois basketball. Calvin Brock has been a reserve through most of his five year career, but he has provided an important spark off the bench. So while he would have liked to play more, he has provided a valuable contribution to his team.
February 28, 2009
All basketball teams need a spark off the bench, someone to come in and provide energy and enthusiasm while helping out offensively and defensively. The NBA even gives out an award to the "Fireman Of The Year" to the best 6th man. Illinois has such a player in Calvin Brock, and the fifth year senior is a big reason for Illinois' success this year.
February 7, 2009
After the first half of Sunday's game, it did not look like the Fighting Illini were going to be extending their season opening winning streak to four despite the efforts of Trent Meacham in the first half. Then after the twelve minute TV timeout, the Illini defense clamped down on the Rattlers and the Illini blew them out with a 32-10 run to close out the 84-63 victory.
November 19, 2006
The sixth player IllliniBoard.com will look at in its Summer Series is Calvin Brock. Calvin is entering his third season at Illinois, but it is just his second year of eligibility as he redshirted in his true freshman season. Calvin has not seen much playing time in Champaign, but the Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year in 2004 hopes to see more playing time this season.
August 3, 2006