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Fireman Of The Year? Try Calvin Brock

Calvin Brock (Holly Smith)

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.

Calvin Brock was a spring signee out of Chicago Simeon High School who exploded onto the scene his senior season. But he was young and inexperienced, and it took him a long time to learn the nuances of the college game. His difficulties playing against Illinois standouts Dee Brown and Deron Williams his freshman year led to a much needed redshirt season. "The players we played against...

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