Illini add walk-on Austin

Published 07/17 2014 03:49PM

Updated 07/17 2014 10:40PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois basketball will add EIU-transfer Alex Austin as a walk-on, Austin confirmed to WCIA 3.  Austin played two seasons at Eastern Illinois before announcing he would transfer elsewhere.  The Mt. Carmel grad averaged 7.0 ppg as a sophomore last season at EIU.  That's a decrease from his 9.3 ppg average as a freshman.  Austin will have to sit out this season, due to NCAA transfer rules, and then he will have two years of eligibility remaining.

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