updated 7:30 PM CDT, May 25, 2017
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Jalen Coleman-Lands To Transfer From University of Illinois


Jalen Coleman-Lands has decided to transfer from the University of Illinois.

Lands is coming off of a sophomore season that saw him average 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest for Illinois. Coleman-Lands, known for his sharpshooting, knocked down 42% of shots from behind the three-point arc.

Coleman-Lands will have two years of playing eligibility remaining after sitting out next season as a transfer per NCAA rules.

Coleman-Lands played his high school basketball at The La Lumiere School (IN).

Coleman-Lands is the second player to announce an intention to transfer since Brad Underwood took the reigns of the program. D.J. Williams has also left the program.

Illinois currently has four open scholarships for 2017-18.

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Illini Land Wright State Graduate Transfer Mark Alstork

Head coach Brad Underwood and the University of Illinois have landed Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork.

Alstork is immediately eligible to play as a graduate transfer.

Alstork, a 6’5 guard, averaged 19.0 points and 3.5 assists per contest last year for Wright State. Alstork played his freshman year at Ball State.

South Carolina, LSU and Pittsburgh were the other finalists for Alstork.

Alstork joins an all-guard 2017 Illini recruiting class that also includes Mark Smith (Edwardsville), Da’Monte Williams (Peoria Manual) and Trent Frazier (Wellington, FL).





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Wabash Valley C.C. Adds Josh Thomas To Their 2017 Recruiting Haul


Head coach Mike Carpenter and Wabash Valley Community College have now added former Chicago Simeon standout Josh Thomas to their 2017 recruiting haul.

Thomas, a 6’3 wing, is fresh off of a postgraduate season at Planet Athlete (AZ).

Thomas is a qualifier and will have three years of playing eligibility remaining following his freshman year at Wabash Valley.

Thomas joins UNLV transfer Zion Morgan (Chicago Kenwood), Cam Gross (Oak Park-River Forest) and Anthony Cameron (Chicago Hyde Park) from Chicago in Wabash Valley’s 2017 class.



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DePaul's Brian Bowen Odds Boosted With Alkins Return To Arizona


Rawle Alkins has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to Arizona which should increase DePaul’s chances of landing five-star La Lumiere School (IN) wing Brian Bowen.

DePaul is among the finalists for Bowen along with Oregon, Creighton and Arizona.

Bowen played for newly hired DePaul assistant coach Shane Heirman at La Lumiere.

Alkins return along with Emmanuel Akot moving from 2018 into the 2017 recruiting class for Arizona essentially takes out a strong competitor for Bowen’s services.





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Illini Make Final Four For Wright State Transfer Mark Alstork


Illinois has made the final four list of schools for Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork.

Alstork, a 6’5 guard, averaged 19.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest last season.

LSU, Pittsburgh and South Carolina are the other finalists for Alstork.





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