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Cockburn coming back this season for Illini

Cockburn coming back this season for Illini

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Michigan Illinois Basketball

Illinois' Kofi Cockburn looks to shoot as Michigan's Jon Teske defends during  Wednesday's game in Champaign, Ill. The Illini upset the No. 5 Wolverines 71-62. (AP Photo)

 

Kofi Cockburn announced on Saturday that he would withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Illinois men’s basketball team for his sophomore season.

Cockburn, a 7-foot, 295-pounder, is the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.3 points and 8.8 rebounds as a freshman last season to go with 44 blocks. (Joey Wagner, Decatur, Ill. Herald & Review) 

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