Groce Enjoying New Illini Players

Groce Enjoying New Illini Players

Nine newcomers dot Illini basketball roster

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New was the word at University of Illinois basketball media day Wednesday.

The new season has started. And nine newcomers are on the roster.

"I think we've come a long way with what we've done in the summer, with what we've did in the fall," said Illinois coach John Groce of his new players. "Obviously, we started practices on Sept. 27. I've seen a lot of progress."

Illinois plays an intrasquad scrimmage on Oct. 17 and plays its exhibition opener against McKendree University on Oct. 24.

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