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Michael Finke (Photo credit: Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette)








200 lb



Champaign (IL) Centennial HS

Peoria Irish

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (#146 overall)
Scout: (PF)
ESPN: 81 (#19 PF)
24/7: 87 (#48 PF / #202 overall)
City/Suburban Hoops Report: #8 player in 2014

Previous Rankings: 2 stars by Scout; 3 stars/87 (#46 PF/#188 overall) by 24/7; #6 in Illinois by City/Suburban Hoops Report

Honors Honors

2012 Second Team All-Area (News-Gazette)

Statistics Statistics

2011-12: 11.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg | Sophomore (Centennial)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Illinois

Finke came on strong with a very strong summer playing with the Peoria Irish. Though his recruitment started slow with the likes of South Dakota State, Nebraska-Omaha, and a couple Horizon League offers, Wisconsin and Iowa offered Finke on the same day (August 1) he made an unofficial visit to Madison. The wild card in the equation is that Finke is an Illinois legacy play -- his father played both basketball and football for the Illini in the 1980s. He visted Illinois Aug. 28, with planned visits to Iowa on Sep. 15 and a return to Madison planned for Sep. 22. Missouri, Tennessee and Stanford are also calling now. Finke named four leaders in his recruitment and Wisconsin made the cut.

Press Clippings Recent Press

08.01: Michael Finke Talks Wisconsin Offer (
07.29: Day 3: G.R.B.A National Championships (
07.25: Eye-catching 2014 bigs making noise (City/Suburban Hoops Report)
07.22: 2012 NY2LA Under Armour Summer Jam Recap - Part IV (NBE Basketball Report)
02.06: 6'7" Michael Finke Rising In Sophomore Class (

Multimedia Audio / Video

Interview: RecruitingNation: Michael Finke Interview - ESPN (10.22.12)
Interview: Finke Talks Illini Visit - (08.28.12)
Interview: Michael Finke, 2014 forward - Vimeo (07.20.12)

More Info Additional Info

2012-13 Schedule | The News-Gazette

Twitter: @Finke_Michael