Team Fighting Illini
The Illinois basketball team is one of the top college basketball teams in the US and is known for having launched the NBA careers of players such as Nate Robinson, Luther Head, Daron Williams, Dee Brown and many other great stars.
The 2008-2009 theme for the basketball team was "This is something special". The main idea that they wanted to drive home was that the team had come so far thanks to all of its past players and coaches. What we decided to do was to have all the players pose confidently while looking upwards to signify their boldness and pride that stems from the fact that they stand on the shoulders of giants.
The team seniors are shown in blue jerseys, the new-comers and transfers are in orange and the rest are in the home colors of white.
The University of Illinois decided to print two versions of the poster during that year: one showing some great moments from the past and another showing the players huddled together with jerseys of past players hanging in the background.