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Illinois Basketball: What Trayce Jackson-Davis returning to college means for the Illini

The offseason has been a roller coaster for the Illinois basketball team. Quite a few players have left the Illini program. It is likely that six out of our top seven scorers won’t be returning to the team, which includes big man, Kofi Cockburn. He decided to hire an agent and enter his name into […] Illinois Basketball: What Trayce Jackson-Davis returning to college means for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini May 19, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn on display at the NBA Combine

Kofi Cockburn was one of the most legendary big men to ever come through the Illinois basketball program. Career averages of 17.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game helped propel Kofi to numerous accolades while with the Illini. He would start his career off being the 2019-20 Big Ten Freshman of the Year […] Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn on display at the NBA Combine - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room May 11, 2022
Kofi Cockburn Invited to NBA Draft Combine

Kofi Cockburn Invited to NBA Draft Combine

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Kofi’s draft stock could be on the rise. When Illinois center Kofi Cockburn declared for the NBA Draft in April, forgoing his remaining college eligibility, his prospects were bleak. The two-time All-American was barely cracking Top 100 lists. Now, it’s not impossible for a team to take a flyer on a player late in the draft, but you generally know about half the players that will be selected in any given year. Leaving approximately 30 spots open for hundreds of other draft-eligible prospects. In other words...it’s REALLY hard to...
Writing Illini May 11, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini reportedly in the mix for key transfer portal big man

One of the biggest names in the transfer portal could be filling the void in the paint left by former Illinois basketball big man Kofi Cockburn. Former Northwestern Wildcats star Pete Nance entered the transfer portal on April 29 with his main focus being the NBA draft but is still keeping his options open. Nance […] Illinois Basketball: Illini reportedly in the mix for key transfer portal big man - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini May 10, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn getting his shot to impress NBA scouts

Illinois basketball is trying to put another former player into the NBA for the upcoming season. Seeing Ayo Dosunmu get drafted in the 2021 NBA Draft was exciting. The Illini great got picked by the Chicago Bulls and had a solid first season. I also believe his role will continue to grow with the organization. […] Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn getting his shot to impress NBA scouts - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Apr 29, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Patience will be key early on for Illini fans

Illinois basketball is in a period of transition right now, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The departures from the program are undoubtedly going to hurt the Illini. Losing Trent Frazier, Alfonso Plummer, Kofi Cockburn, etc. will have an impact on the team. They have all played a vital role in the success of […] Illinois Basketball: Patience will be key early on for Illini fans - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Apr 25, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Hunter Dickinson is back, but can the Illini stop him again?

Since 2019, the Illinois basketball program has had the number of the Michigan Wolverines. It has been five straight wins for the Illini against the Maize and Blue, but a lot of that winning coincides with big man Kofi Cockburn arriving on campus. In fact, Illinois had lost 14 out of the last 16 games […] Illinois Basketball: Hunter Dickinson is back, but can the Illini stop him again? - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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    Illinois Basketball: Patience will be key early on for Illini fans