The writing seemed to be on the wall as of late. Both Aaron Cosby and RayVonte Rice were suspended earlier in February, but Rice has already returned to the team. On Friday the Illini announced that they had parted ways with Cosby, who was in his redshirt junior season.
“After having further discussions with Aaron and evaluating the situation from both sides, he and I have mutually...
Junior guard Aaron Cosby and Illinois have decided to part ways, the school announced Friday.
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Cosby, a 6-foot-3 guard who transferred to Illinois from Seton Hall, was averaging 7.8 points per game in his first season with the Illini. He had started 13 of the team’s first 19 games before being suspended for the last 7 games.
“After having further...
RayVonte Rice and Aaron Cosby had a chance to return to action for the Illinois basketball team on Saturday. That chance turned in to a fat chance, as it’s being reported that both players have been suspended indefinitely by head coach John Groce.
Big news from Champaign- Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby have been suspended indefinitely by John Groce per press release. #illini @wqad...
No. 25 – Aaron Cosby, G (Illinois)
2013-14 Stats: Sat Out as Transfer
Career Stats: 12.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg, 42.6 FG %, 75.2 FT %, 31.2min
Why you need to know him: Transfers have been kind to head coach Jim Groce so far, but there hasn’t been a more game-changing transfer than Cosby coming to Champaign. The Illini suffered big time last season with a lack of outside shooting...
Fighting Illini Basketball – Aaron Cosby may be better than people think. Cosby is a big time player who lives for big time games, and in the B1G Conference, those are the type of players that are needed in order to win. Illinois has had some good players the past two seasons under John Groce but he has lacked that killer instinct, big game type of player.
Former players like Brandon...
Aaron Cosby – No. 11
Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) High School
6’3″ 195 lbs.
Aaron transferred to Illinois after a two year stint at Seton Hall. Cosby is currently sitting out this year per NCAA rules and will return next season. During Cosby’s tenure with Seton Hall he started 58 of 65 games. Aaron Averaged 9.8 PPG and shot just over...