Kofi Declares for NBA Draft

Jamaican 21 year old and Big Ten Conference’s Freshman of the Year Kofi Cockburn has
declared for the 2020 NBA Draft following a post on Cockburn’s instagram page on the 7 th of
April 2020. This decision comes after the University of Illinois 7 foot, 295lbs center enjoyed an
impressive season averaging 13.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, he was also
named Big Ten Player of the week seven times which is tied second for the most times ever.

In his Instagram post Cockburn thanked his coaches, teammates and fans for welcoming him to
Illinois and making his time there memorable. Illinois head coach Brad Underwood said in a
statement: “We are in full support of Kofi’s decision. We’re recruiting players to Illinois who
have career aspirations of playing at the highest level. We will continue to help Kofi in every
way possible as he goes through this process and with the information he receives from the NBA
Undergraduate Advisory Committee.”

Cockburn is the fourth Illini player in school history to win the league’s freshman of the year

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