User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Illinois adding 2 transfers to bolster shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is adding two transfers to its suddenly thin roster in the form of two shooters, one who could help right away and one who will have to sit out a season

Advertisement
Coach John Groce said Wednesday that Illinois State forward Jon Ekey and Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby have agreed to join Illinois. Ekey will play immediately as a graduate-student transfer, while Cosby, who will be a junior next season, will have to sit out under NCAA rules.

``Jon is a skilled forward who will be a great fit in our system,'' Groce said. ``He has a high basketball IQ, is an exceptional shooter, and also defends, blocks shots and rebounds.

Ekey was a 44.6 percent shooter and averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game last season. He started 18 games and played in all 33 under first-year coach Dan Muller. The previous season, under then-coach Tim Jankovic, Ekey averaged 9 points and almost 5 rebounds a game in 32 starts.

Cosby started 27 games last season at guard for Seton Hall and averaged 12. 6 points, including hitting 66 of his 165 3-point attempts. He was second on the team in assists with 92.

``Aaron is versatile guard who impacts the game in a number of areas,'' Groce said. ``He was a 40-percent 3-point shooter in the Big East, so he's obviously a tremendous shooter. But in addition to his shooting and scoring ability, he can handle the ball and make plays for others

Illinois is losing seniors Brandon Paul, Tyler Griffey and D.J. Richardson, three of the best shooters off of last season's 23-13 NCAA tournament team. Paul led the team with 16.6 points a game. He and Richardson took more than half the team's 3-point shots, hitting on a combined 161-498 (32.3 percent).

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Texas' Smart gets raise, extension
Calipari: Willis won't miss games
Vermont axes UNC game over LGBT law
Calipari hosts charity softball for flood
Arizona's Talbott Denny injures knee
Bonnies' Schmidt gets 1-year extension
Shawn Forrest named assistant at SMU
ETSU dismisses Shemar Johnson
Avery Johnson gives supplies to flood
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
Live Odds
2015 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 3618
Chip Chirimbes + 2069
Joe Nelson + 1709
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Stephen Nover 58 %
John Fisher 57 %
Joe Nelson 56 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1808
Antony Dinero + 1369
Jim Feist + 1323
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
James Manos + 1061
Stephen Nover + 565
Joe Williams + 560
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2572
Doc's Sports + 1365
Chip Chirimbes + 1114
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership