For Fighting Illini basketball it was a bitter, unjustified end to a season that far out-kicked it’s coverage. Yes, I’m using a college football metaphor to describe a college basketball season which very pleasantly exceeded expectations. And yes, I’m still bitter about the blown call that even Miami players admitted was a total job.
The Big Ten was the best conference of all this past college basketball season. That will change as a lot of talent graduates and declares for the NBA Draft.
SB Nation’s Purdue site “Hammer and Rails” breaks down all the departures for every team and includes the scoring ppg. averages:
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Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Brandon Paul – 16.6 ppg, 2.7 apg
D.J. Richardson – 12.3 ppg
Tyler Griffey – 7.2 ppg
Sam McLaurin – 3.8 ppg
Mike Shaw – 3.6 ppg
Ibby Djimbe – 0.2 ppg
Devin Langford – 0.5 ppg
The first four of those seven are graduating seniors that played a lot of games for the Illini. The last three are transfer