CHICAGO (CBS) — Illini center Kofi Cockburn has entered the transfer portal which is unexpected on a couple fronts.
First, Cockburn declared for the NBA Draft and seemed committed to going pro.READ MORE: Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This Week
He does have until July 7 to withdraw.READ MORE: 'We're Being Especially Cautious': Chicago COVID Vaccine Sites Are Turning Back Into Testing Sites
If Cockburn did withdraw, it is surprising that he wouldn’t return to the Illini.MORE NEWS: Person Ends Up On Ramp From I-57 To Bishop Ford Freeway After Being Shot
The Illini got the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament this year, but went on to lose to the Loyola Ramblers.