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Illinois Basketball Lands Mark Alstork

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Wednesday that Mark Alstork has signed a financial aid agreement and will join the Fighting Illini as a graduate transfer.

Alstork is a 6-5, 190-pound guard from Dayton, Ohio. He attended Wright State, earning first-team All-Horizon League honors this past season after ranking third in the league in scoring with an average of 19.0 points. Alstork also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists and was among conference leaders in 3-point shooting (.387, seventh) and free throw percentage (.846, fourth). He totaled 70 three-pointers on the season, ranking seventh in the Horizon with an average of 2.2 treys per contest.

"We're very excited to welcome Mark to our program and the Fighting Illini family," Underwood said. "He is a proven scorer who has done it consistently at the Division One level. He scores the ball in a variety of ways and has great versatility. Mark will provide veteran experience and brings tremendous character and leadership abilities to our basketball team."

Alstork scored in double figures in 27 of 32 games, with 17 outings of 20-plus points including three 30-point performances. He registered a career-high 39 points vs. Toledo on Nov. 19. Alstork's total of 608 points on the year ranks fifth on the Wright State single-season scoring list. He also set a WSU school record with 176 made free throws, which ranked 20th nationally on the season.