(CBS) Three Illinois basketball players have been granted permission to transfer and will do so when the spring semester ends.

Redshirt freshman Devin Langford and sophomores Mike Shaw and Iddy Djimde are the players leaving the program. Shaw was a highly regarded forward out of De La Salle Institute in Chicago who saw his minutes decline this season under first-year head coach John Groce. Djimde and Langford never received significant minutes.

The transfers will give Groce three more scholarships to work with.

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