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Illinois Basketball 2019-20 Player Review: Samson Oladimeji

You can’t forget about Samson when remembering this year’s senior class.

When you think back at the 2019-20 season, you’ll remember all of the “what ifs?” that surrounded the coronavirus shortened campaign. You’ll remember the senior class that featured Andres Feliz, Kipper Nichols, Tyler Underwood, and you guessed it, Samson Oladimeji.

The Rolling Meadows alum graduates from Illinois as a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection, despite not appearing on the court much.


Oladimeji appeared in just eight games all season long, and just 34 in his Illini career. His final season saw him play 16 minutes, snagging three rebounds, one block and one bucket.

His lone basket was on the receiving end of an alley-oop early in the season.


Oladimeji didn’t get much time on the court, but he made it count against Hampton in November.

They don’t call him Agent Flight for nothing.

The Illini walk-on now has a degree in Community Health and plans to go to PA School after graduation — and is forever a part of the senior class that set the foundation for future success at Illinois.