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Former Illini Guard Jalen Coleman-Lands transfers to DePaul University

Following a full release from the program in May, Coleman-Lands will play for the Blue Demons

NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Illinois Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Former Illinois guard Jalen Coleman-Lands will play for the DePaul Blue Demons following a full release from the program in late May.

A former four star recruit from Indianapolis, Coleman-Lands played a prominent role in the Illinois offense during his two years in Champaign. He finished fourth in the Big Ten Conference in both converted three point attempts (87), and three point field goal percentage (.422) during his freshman season for the Illini. While his sophomore season saw him finish ninth in conference in completed three point attempts (71), Coleman-Lands improved his rebounding and assists per game statistics. He leaves Illinois with an average of 9.1 points per game and 2.1 total rebounds per game in 69 games played over two seasons.

Coleman-Lands announced his request for a release from the Illinois basketball program earlier this year, after he indicated to Coach Brad Underwood that he was “looking for a new opportunity.”

The 6’3 sharpshooter visited Gonzaga and Xavier before deciding to play for Coach Dave Leitao and the Blue Demons in Chicago. Coleman-Lands will not be eligible to play until the 2018-2019 season, but will have two years of playing eligibility left per NCAA rules.