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Could Aaron Cosby Transfer To Illinois?

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The Seton Hall guard is considering a number of schools, including Illinois.

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It was around this time last season that we found out Rayvonte Rice would be transferring from Drake to Illinois, and this spring the Illini could be adding another transfer guard to the mix.

According to SNY's Zagsblog -- which is not a blog about Gonzaga -- Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby is transferring from the school and Illinois is one of the schools he's talked to.

Cosby has been contacted by Boston College, Missouri, Iowa State, Miami, Tennessee, Purdue, Illinois and others, Northfield Mount Hermon coach John Carroll told SNY.tv, adding that Cosby has been released to 40 schools.

"He plans to make visits shortly and will make a decision soon," Carroll said.

Of course, as you can see, Illinois is just one of many schools interested in Cosby, so it's not like Champaign is a sure destination. What I do know is that given some of the sweaters I've seen Rayvonte Rice wear while sitting on the bench this season, it would be poetic justice for a guy named Cosby to join the Illini.

As for Cosby's ability as a basketball player, the 6'2 guard just finished his sophomore season with the Pirates and averaged 12.6 points and 3.0 assists per game. He also shot 40% from the three-point line and had an eFG% of 54%. That number would be better than everybody on the Illini this season other than Joseph Bertrand.

Also, with Cosby leaving Seton Hall, I wouldn't be surprised if Northwestern's Jaren Sina wound up taking Cosby's place.

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