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Nnanna Egwu will be the Illinois Basketball Block King forever, probably

Well he doesn't have any challengers on the current squad, at least.

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Over the last week, we've taken 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. The series will conclude with a look at the All-Time Block List.

Illinois All-Time LeadersPoints Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks

Illinois Basketball's All-Time Block Leaders

RANK PLAYER YEARS FR. SO. JR. SR. TOTAL
1 Nnanna Egwu (2011-15) 20 49 73 59 201
2 Deon Thomas* (1990-94) 49 44 42 37 177
3 Mike Tisdale (2007-11) 15 48 59 54 176
4 Derek Holcomb* (1978-81) 73 46 42 X 174
5 James Griffin* (1978-82) 23 37 34 56 156
6 James Augustine (2002-06) 27 42 46 24 139
7 Brian Cook (1999-03) 28 45 50 13 136
8 Efrem Winters* (1982-86) 31 21 30 19 103
9 Nick Smith (2001-05) 19 38 24 18 99
10 Ken Norman* (1984-87) 14 25 48 X 89

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 Maverick Morgan (2013-) 8 11 16 ? 35