Illinois center Kofi Cockburn has reportedly entered the transfer portal, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN.
Andrew Slater of Pro Insight first reported the news, noting that Cockburn will also keep his name in the NBA draft.
Cockburn initially declared for the draft in April after two seasons at Illinois and seemingly planned to remain there after his heartfelt goodbye to the program via Instagram on June 1. He wrote:
"Extremely happy to have been apart of and represented a program like this, I enjoyed every single day I spent in Champaign and I am proud of the growth I had while I was there, words can’t express how much I love the Illini and I wouldn’t trade that part of my journey for the world."
It now appears he can return to college but play for a new team next season. He has until July 7 to withdraw from the NBA draft.
Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman didn't project Cockburn to be picked in either of the two rounds in his latest mock draft.