2004-05/junior at Illinois State
Played in 28 games without a starting assignment Named to the 2005 Valley All-Bench Team Became Illinois State's 12th basketball academic all-American when he was named to the 2005 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America University Division Men's Basketball Second Team Also was a first team All-District V Academic selection His tip-in basket at Drake with three seconds left gave the Redbirds a 59-58 win Scored in double figures six times, including his 21 points against Marshall which tied his career high Named Prairie Farms/Valley Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 Grabbed a season-best nine rebounds at home against Drake.
2003-04/sophomore at Illinois State
Started 16 of 29 games, averaging 5.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists Scored in double digits four times including a career high 21-point outing at Utah State Notched his first career double-double at Illinois State in his first game as a Redbird vs. Florida A&M with 17 points and 10 rebounds Also added six assists and five steals in his Redbird debut against Florida A&M Ranked third on the team in overall rebounding and led the squad in defensive rebounding.
2002-03/transfer year at Illinois State
Sat out season to meet NCAA requirements.
2001-02/freshman at Wisconsin
Played in 27 games, all as a reserve, for the Badgers Scored a season-high seven points at Ohio in 11 minutes of action Logged 18 minutes against Weber State Was 2-for-3 from the field with five points at Hawaii-Hilo Pulled down three rebounds against Furman Posted a pair of steals at Georgia Tech.
at Mt. Zion High School
Named Macon County Player of the Year by the Decatur Herald & Review after averaging 18 points and six rebounds Led the Braves to an undefeated conference season and their first-ever trip to the Class AA super-sectionals First team all-state selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Chicago Sun-Times Scored 41 points, including six three-pointers in the Decatur Herald & Review Boys All-Star Game Named Macon County Player of the Year as a junior, when he averaged 13 points and six rebounds, leading Mt. Zion to an undefeated conference season Averaged 16 points and five rebounds as a sophomore, earning all-conference honors.
Full name: Neil Plank Birthdate: June 16, 1983 Birthplace: Decatur, Ill. Parents: Bill and Diane Plank High School coach: Brad Stuart.