Illinois guard Chester Frazier is listed as doubtful for Friday night's Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against Michigan.
Frazier suffered a severely bruised hand in practice on Wednesday. The senior, who is clearly Illinois' best defensive player, has built a reputation of playing through injury during his collegiate career. If Frazier can dribble, he'll play. But the reports I'm hearing don't sound good.
If Frazier cannot play, who will guard Michigan's Manny Harris? Harris scored 18 points in the Wolverines' 75-43 win over Iowa today, and he is clearly Michigan's best offensive threat and one of the better guards in the Big Ten.
This might be sophomore Jeff Jordan's big opportunity to show that he can fill Frazier's shoes at the Illini's defensive stopper on the perimeter next season.