Zeke Upshaw
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Zeke Upshaw

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago

High School:
University

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

03/06/2013

Redbirds Face Panthers Again In Valley Quarterfinal

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

02/22/2013

Redbirds Battle Utah State In Final BracketBusters Matchup

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

02/20/2013

Purple Aces Top Redbirds, 79-62

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

02/08/2013

Redbirds and No. 16 Bluejays Meet On ESPN2 Saturday Night

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

01/25/2013

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.

01/05/2013

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

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

12/22/2012

Men's Basketball vs. Austin Peay

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

12/20/2011

Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas - Little Rock

Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas - Little Rock

11/27/2011

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
Redshirted.

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.

Personal
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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