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Illinois adding 2 transfers to bolster shooting

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Associated Press) -

Illinois is adding two transfers to is suddenly thin roster.

Coach John Groce said Wednesday that Illinois State forward Jon Ekey and Seton Hall guard Aaron Crosby have agreed to join Illinois.

Ekey will play immediately as a graduate-student transfer. Crosby will have to sit out a season.

Ekey was a 44.6 percent shooter and averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game this season. Crosby started 27 games at guard and averaged 12. 6 points. He was second on the team in assists with 92.

Illinois is losing seniors Brandon Paul, Tyler Griffey and D.J. Richardson.

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