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VIDEO FEATURE: GIORGI BEZHANISHVILI 

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (WAND) -- Whether its singing along to the pre-game music, coaching from the sidelines, cracking jokes on Big Ten Network, or teaching your local sports anchor how to salsa dance - If you're having a bad day, Giorgi Bezhanishvili will cheer you up.

He's also really good at basketball.

The six-foot-nine freshman from Rustavi, Georgia is putting up 11 points per game; he only averaged 8 per contest last year in high school. 

He recently outplayed one of the best bigs in the country - scoring 20 points against Wisconsin's Ethan Happ. 

VIDEO LINK: CLICK HERE FOR A LOOK AT HOW BEZHANISHVILI HAS BECOME A FAN FAVORITE IN ILLINI NATION.