Zeke Upshaw
Zeke Upshaw

RS Senior


High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215




Redbirds Face Panthers Again In Valley Quarterfinal

Illinois State is 5-3 against Northern Iowa at the MVC Tournament.


Redbirds Battle Utah State In Final BracketBusters Matchup

ISU leads the all-time series against Utah State, 3-2


Purple Aces Top Redbirds, 79-62

Carmichael scores 1,500th-career point and grabs 900th rebound.


Redbirds and No. 16 Bluejays Meet On ESPN2 Saturday Night

Illinois State has won five of its last six Missouri Valley Conference games.


ISU Goes For Third-Straight Valley Win Saturday Against Evansville

The coaching staff will wear sneakers with their usual game attire to support Coaches vs. Cancer.


MBB: ISU vs. Northern Iowa (1/5/2013)

Pictures from Illinois State's MVC men's basketball tilt versus Northern Iowa.


Men's Basketball vs. Austin Peay

Men's Basketball vs. Austin Peay Dec. 22, 2012


Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas - Little Rock

Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas - Little Rock


Illinois State Men's Basketball vs. Bethune-Cookman

ISU vs. B-CU, November 27, 2011

2012-13/junior at Illinois State Played in 19 games, all as a reserve • Did not play in the Valley Tournament • Averaged 7.4 minutes per game • Grabbed a career-best five rebounds, with seven points during a career-high 21 minutes of action in the loss at Evansville (Feb. 20) • Netted a career-high 11 points on 3-for-4 three-point shooting, and a career-best 4-for-5 performance from the field, plus added his only career-block in the loss to No. 16 Creighton (Jan. 2) • Recorded nine points on 3-for-5 three-point shooting in the loss at Indiana State (Dec. 30) • Scored his first three-pointer of the season in the win over Austin Peay (Dec. 22) • Scored four points, including one dunk, in the win over Delaware State (Nov. 18).

2011-12/sophomore at Illinois State
Switched his uniform number from No. 1 to No. 24 prior to the season • Played in 27 games, all as a reserve • Tossed in two points in four minutes of action at Ole Miss (March 14) in the first round of the NIT • Logged eight minutes combined over two Valley Tournament games without scoring • Played a combined 43 minutes during the conference season • Scored two points at Evansville (Jan. 21), which were his first since Dec. 18 • Sank both three-point attempts, along with both free throw tries, and finished with eight points in 17 minutes of play at Morehead State (Dec. 7) • Fired in a season-best eight points, on 3-for-4 shooting, while grabbing a career-best four rebounds against Chicago State (Nov. 30) • Played less than a minute against Illinois (Nov. 23), as a defensive substitution, but hit a critical three-point field goal in the waning seconds to put the Redbirds in a position for the win • Played 16 minutes off the bench against SIUE (Nov. 17) and finished with two points on 0-for-3 shooting • Did not travel with the team to Fresno State (Nov. 11) after injuring his left foot.

2010-11/redshirt freshman at Illinois State
Played in 16 games, all as a reserve • Led the team in scoring against Evansville (Jan. 15) with nine points off the bench • Scored the first points of his carer with a pair of free throws against South Dakota (Nov. 26).

2009-10/freshman at Illinois State

at University (Chicago) High School
Scored a season-best 36 points in a game, during his senior season • Named first-team all-conference and the league most valuable player in 2009 • The first player in the history of the high school to receive an NCAA Division I basketball scholarship • Played for the North team, in the 2009 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 3A/4A Senior All-Star Game • As a junior, averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists per game • Named first-team all-conference as a junior and was the Independent School League (ISL) Player of the Year • Averaged 18 points, six rebounds and four assists as a sophomore • Coached by Troy Caldwell • From the same high school as ISU women's basketball player Alexis Jenkins.

Full name: Zena Ray Upshaw • Birthdate: May 27, 1991 • Birthplace: Chicago • Parents: Jewel Upshaw and Zena Reynolds • Major: apparel, merchandising and design • Played on the Mac Irvin Fire AAU team.

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