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The Daily Nole — July 15, 2021: FSU Hoops Makes Top 3 for Illinois Transfer Cockburn

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Lead Story

One of college basketball’s most prominent transfers has listed Florida State among his top three schools.

On Wednesday, Illinois center Kofi Cockburn took to social media to announce a top three, which includes the Seminoles, Illinois and Kentucky. FSU reached the Sweet 16 last season, but is having to replace key contributors, including RaiQuan Gray, Scottie Barnes, Balsa Koprivica, M.J. Walker and Sardaar Calhoun among others.

Cockburn was a first-team All-Big Ten performer last season for the Fighting Illini. A native of Jamaica, Cockburn averaged 17.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season while shooting 65% from the floor.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Wednesday.

On the Agenda

There are no FSU athletic events scheduled for Thursday.

News and Notes

FSU men’s tennis players Sebastian Arcila, Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar, Maks Silagy, Bryn Nahrung, Chase Wood and Enzo Le Seguillon all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. The Seminoles also earned team honors.

FSU women’s tennis players Victoria Allen, Nandini Das, Andrea Garcia, Giulia Pairone and Emmanuelle Salas were all named ITA Scholar Athletes. The Seminoles also earned team honors.

FSU women’s cross country head coach Kelly Phillips is retiring.

FSU women’s golfers Beatrice Wallin, Alice Hodge, Elle Johnson, Kathleen Sumner, Taylor Roberts and Amelia Williamson all made the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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