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Te’Jon Lucas transferring to UW-Milwaukee

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The former Illini guard announced his intent in March.

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Former Illinois point guard Te’Jon Lucas announce he will be transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon.

Lucas started 34 games and appeared in 60 total games over two years in Champaign. A native of Milwaukee, Lucas was the only true freshman on Illinois 2016-17 team. Kipper Nichols was a redshirt freshman.

As a freshman, Lucas worked his way into the starting lineup after the declines of Jaylon Tate and Tracy Abrams. He started the first 16 games and the final three games this season, averaging 5.7 points and per game and recording 94 assists.

Lucas was a four-star recruit out of Washington High School, but he never was able to shoot the ball well enough to be a true fit in Brad Underwood’s high-octane offense.

We wish Te’Jon the best of luck going forward in his hometown!