Austin Colbert to transfer from Illinois

Photo: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images
Photo: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

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.”


Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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