staff, December 27, 2011

Illinois released a statement Tuesday announcing that sophomore guard Crandall Head has left the Illinois basketball program. Head played in 26 career games with the Illini, averaging 1.2 points. Last season he played in 17 games and nine games this season.  "We are disappointed with Crandall?s decision not to continue his career at Illinois, but ultimately we want what is best for him,? Illinois coach Bruce Weber said in the statement.

"I still have love for my teammates and coaches and wish them the best, but I?ve come to the decision that I need to make a fresh start," Head said in the statement. "I want to thank the program and fans for the all the support they gave me during my time in Champaign."

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