Who might the Illini contend with next season?

Who might the Illini contend with next season?

Evan Fitzner, Indiana

Indiana isn't exactly hurting for frontcourt depth, but the Saint Mary's transfer will add a different piece to Archie Miller's puzzle. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound post presence might have averaged just 6.4 points and 3.5 rebounds, but he was 126 of 304 (41.4 percent) from three-point range in three seasons with the Gaels.

Brock Stull, Minnesota

A Milwaukee transfer already worked once for Richard Pitino, with Akeem Springs turning into the Gophers' most prolific three-point shooter in the 2016-17 season. Stull could fill a similar role. The 6-4, 195-pound guard averaged 10.1 points and was a career 37.8 percent three-point shooter for the Panthers.

Ryan Taylor, Northwestern

Taylor joins the Wildcats after earning All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team honors and leading the MVC in scoring at 21.3 points per game last season at Evansville. The 6-6, 195-pound guard started his career at Ohio before joining the Purple Aces, and he put up 17.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in two seasons.

Keyshawn Woods, Ohio State

The Buckeyes will be Woods' third team after starting his career at Charlotte then transferring and playing the last two seasons at Wake Forest. The 6-3, 205-pound guard was the Demon Deacons' sixth man last season with 15 double-figure games off the bench to rank second in scoring at 11.9 points per game.

Evan Boudreaux, Purdue

The former Dartmouth forward is the unicorn of grad transfers — immediately eligible with two years still to play. A stretch 4 at 6-8 and 220 pounds, the Lake Forest native averaged 17.6 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 37 percent from three-point range in two seasons with the Big Green.

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