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Illini Receive Two Transfers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois

is adding two transfers to is suddenly thin roster.

Coach John Groce said Wednesday that

Illinois State forward Jon Ekey and Seton Hall guard Aaron Crosby have agreed

to join Illinois.

Ekey will play immediately as a

graduate-student transfer. Crosby will have to sit out a season.

Ekey was a 44.6 percent shooter and

averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game this season. Crosby started 27

games at guard and averaged 12.6 points. He was second on the team in assists

with 92.

Illinois

is losing seniors Brandon Paul, Tyler Griffey and D.J. Richardson.

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