Illinois State will honor late Del Yarbrough with warmup patches

Illinois State will honor former basketball standout Del Yarbrough by wearing patches with his initials on warmup jerseys for the rest of the season. Yarbrough died last Wednesday at 59 years old.

Yarbrough was a four-year starter from 1976 to 1980 and finished as one of the program’s all-time greats with 1,191 points and 750 rebounds. Illinois State made three NIT appearances during his career.

He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Redbird Arena will also have a moment of silence in Yarbrough’s honor prior to Thursday’s tip-off against Evansville in the MVC opener.

His son, Milik Yarbrough, is currently redshirting on Illinois State’s roster after transferring from St. Louis.

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