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Bruce Douglas, Dee Brown continue to highlight Illinois Basketball's All-Time Steal List

Tracy Abrams and Kendrick Nunn may crack the Top 10 next season.

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Over the next week, we'll be taking a closer look at Illinois basketball's updated career leaders in major statistical categories to see if any members of the current roster can etch their names into the record books. Today's post will look at the All-Time Steal List.

Illinois All-Time LeadersPoints Rebounds Assists Steals

Illinois Basketball's All-Time Steal Leaders

RANK PLAYER YEARS FR. SO. JR. SR. TOTAL
1 Bruce Douglas (1982-86) 78 73 85 88 324
2 Dee Brown (2002-06) 57 51 70 53 231
3 Kendall Gill (1986-90) 39 65 51 63 218
4 Frank Williams (1999-02) 74 67 71 X 212
5 Sergio McClain (1997-01) 40 71 53 46 210
6 Derek Harper (1980-83) 39 67 72 X 178
7 Kiwane Garris (1993-97) 33 36 42 52 163
T-8 Kenny Battle (1987-89) 72 89 X X 161
T-8 Mark Smith* (1977-81) 37 39 35 36 161
10 Luther Head (2001-05) 34 27 30 67 158

Asterisks denote minor discrepancies between total career steals, and the sum of yearly totals from basketball reference; this is possibly due to the exclusion of postseason games on the stat sheet PDFs. The career numbers come straight from Illinois' official record book.

Current Illini who could crack the Top 10

RANK PLAYER YEARS FR. SO. JR. SR. TOTAL
N/A Tracy Abrams (2011-) 14 50 42 ? 106
N/A Kendrick Nunn (2013-) 21 39 41 ? 101