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Mixed Emotions For Maniscalco On Senior Day

Sam Maniscalco (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini basketball team celebrated Senior Day Thursday night. It was the last regular season home game for Sam Maniscalco, who has enjoyed precious few opportunities to perform as an Illini in his one season since transferring from Bradley. He reflects on his time at Illinois.

Sam Maniscalco is a point guard leader who starred at Bradley and hoped to do the same at Illinois, transferring as a fifth year senior. The Illini lack leaders; Maniscalco was needed badly to guide an otherwise young team. Unfortunately, multiple ankle surgeries took their toll. Never 100%, he had a couple setbacks during the season that not only were discouraging but reduced Maniscalco's...

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