According to the Fighting Illini Basketball Facebook page, Leron Black has opted to pursue a professional basketball career and give up his final year of eligibility.
Black earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors this season after averaging 15.3 points — almost doubling his scoring average from the 2016-17 season — and 5.2 rebounds.
Coach Brad Underwood said, “Leron and I have had a number of discussions about his future since our season ended. He is ready to begin a pro career, and we fully support this decision. Leron has greatly improved over the last year and showcased that development as one of the most consistent players in the Big Ten.”