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.

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He does have until July 7 to withdraw.

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If Cockburn did withdraw, it is surprising that he wouldn’t return to the Illini.

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The Illini got the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament this year, but went on to lose to the Loyola Ramblers.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff