Cockburn announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal just a few days ago, shocking the college hoops world after his dominating season at Illinois.
Last season at Illinois, Cockburn averaged 17.7 PPG and added 9.5 boards per game, helping lead Illinois to a Big Ten Tournament title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, only to get upset in the second round by Loyola Chicago.
Cockburn, no matter where he ends up, will make an immediate impact on whatever program he chooses to attend. And if it just so happens to be Kentucky, will elevate them to a top-3 team and a national title contender.
Cockburn’s recruiter at Illinois was Orlando Antigua, who has since made the move back to Kentucky with Chin Coleman alongside John Calipari.
Oh, and for what it’s worth, Cockburn posted a picture of himself in a blank jersey in his announcement today on Instagram, which doesn’t look good for his odds of returning to Illinois.
Buckle up, folks.
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