Illinois basketball is losing one of its best shooters. Guard Jalen Coleman-Lands will transfer out of the Illini program, his father told Evan Daniels of Scout.
Sophomore Jalen Coleman-Lands is transferring from Illinois, per his father. Averaged 8 PPG last year.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 25, 2017
Coleman-Lands averaged 8 points per game and shot 38 percent on 3-pointers during the 2016-17 season, his sophomore year. Coleman-Lands averaged 10.3 points per game and knocked down 87 threes while shooting 42.2 percent from long range as a freshman. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2017-18 season.
The loss of Coleman-Lands hurts the roster of new Illinois coach Brad Underwood. Coleman-Lands is capable of knocking down 4 or 5 3-pointers per game, and he will be valuable on the transfer market.