Illinois forward Austin Colbert is leaving the program, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 sophomore will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“After meeting with Austin, he and I agree that it is in his best interest to pursue a fresh start and continue his education and basketball career at another institution,” coach John Groce said in a statement. “We are appreciative of the effort Austin gave during his time at Illinois, and we will fully support him and his family throughout the transfer process.”
Colbert, a Virginia native and four-star recruit out of high school, averaged 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds last season.
“I’ve enjoyed my two years here and leave with a lot of great memories,” Colbert said in a release. “I want to thank my teammates, coaches, fans and the Orange Krush for all their support.”