Jamaal Samuel
Jamaal Samuel


New Orleans, La.

High School:
O. Perry Walker HS

Last College:
South Plains College (Lubbock, Texas)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 200




Illinois State Falls to Northern Iowa, 72-59

Zach Lofton scored a career-high 24 points in the loss.


Knight Leads Redbirds Past I-74 Rival Bradley, 70-54

Knight scored a career-high 26 points in the win over rival Bradley.


Illinois State Drops Valley Road Game at Loyola Chicago

Paris Lee led Illinois State with 14 points.


Second-Half Surge Sends Redbirds Past Northern Iowa, 76-65

The Redbirds are now 6-5 in MVC play.


Hunter, Zeisloft Earn Career-Bests; Redbirds top Drake, 75-57

Illinois State is now 8-3 this season at Redbird Arena.


Fall Conversations: #5 Jamaal Samuel

Fall Conversations: #5 Jamaal Samuel


Illinois State vs. Morehead State

Illinois State vs. Morehead State, CBI, College Basketball Invitational.


MVC Tournament: No.5 Illinois State vs. No. 4 Missouri State

Quarterfinal Round


Illinois State vs. Missouri State

Redbirds host Bears at 7:05 on Feb. 18 at Redbird Arena.


Illinois State Vs. Bradley



Illinois State vs. Drake

Photos from the game at Redbird Arena at 3:05 p.m. on February 1, 2014.

2013-14/Sophomore at Illinois State
Played in 26 games with one start • Ranked second on the team and No. 5 in the Missouri Valley Conference with 0.9 blocks per game • Netted four points with four rebounds and three blocks in the loss at Southern Illinois (Mach 1) • Grabbed a career-best eight rebounds and scored four points in the win over Bradley (Feb. 15) • Blocked a career-best four shots and collected six rebounds in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) • Netted nine points on 3-for-4 shooting in the loss at Loyola (Feb. 9) • Scored a career-high 10 points on a career-best five field goals (5-for-5) in the win over Northern Iowa (Feb. 5) • Made his first-career start and scored four points during a career-high 24 minutes in the win over Drake (Feb. 1) • Registered the first two blocks of his career in the win over Chicago State (Dec. 4) • Scored nine points on 4-for-6 shooting with five rebounds in the loss at No. 14 VCU (Nov. 8).

Prior to Illinois State
Helped guide South Plains College to a 22-8 overall record and an 11-5 mark in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) as a freshman in 2012-13 • Shot 46.7 percent from the field at South Plains • As a high school senior, averaged 16 points and eight rebounds to help the 2011-12 O. Perry Walker team (21-9) reach the New Orleans Class 4A state semifinals for the third time in five seasons • In one of his top performances of the year, scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots to guide O. Perry Walker to an upset-win over St. John Bosco of Bellflower, Calif., at the Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Basketball Classic • According to ESPN.com, Samuel was in contention for the 2011-12 Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year award • Was ranked 42nd among forwards by ESPN in 2011 • Also played for the New Orleans Elite AAU Team.

Born February 18, 1993 • Son of Leon Samuel and Lorraine Henry • Major: Undeclared

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