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July 17, 2021

Sources Say Podcast Ep. 109: Kofi Cockburn returns to Illinois, the latest on Jalen Duren

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm July 17, 2021 7/17/21 Comments Disabled

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Kofi Cockburn’s decision to return to Illinois and Kentucky’s involvement throughout the star center’s recruitment. Then, the Sources Say crew breaks down the latest on UK’s chances to land Jalen Duren and why the staff remains confident despite growing skepticism…

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July 16, 2021

Kofi Cockburn is returning to Illinois

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:09pm July 16, 2021 7/16/21

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Kofi Cockburn - Illinois

As expected, Kofi Cockburn is returning to Illinois. The seven-foot, Second Team All-American from Kingston, Jamaica, just announced that he’s going back to Urbana-Champaign for his junior season after withdrawing from the NBA Draft ten days ago. Top transfer Kofi Cockburn will return to Illinois, he tells @On3sports. pic.twitter.com/r47HqI0red — Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) July 16,…

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July 14, 2021

Kentucky won’t be the pick for Kofi Cockburn

Drew Franklin 11:00pm July 14, 2021 7/14/21

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Kofi Cockburn - Illinois

If you’re worried about how Kofi Cockburn will fit with Oscar Tshiebwe on Kentucky’s crowded roster, you can stop now. The momentum is in Illinois’ favor in the final days before Cockburn’s Friday announcement, and it’s unlikely the All-American big man will transfer to the University of Kentucky for his return to college basketball. One…

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July 13, 2021

BREAKING: Kofi Cockburn to announce final decision on Friday

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm July 13, 2021 7/13/21

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Kofi Cockburn will be making his final decision on Friday, July 16, the Illinois standout announced Tuesday. Announcement coming this Friday 07/16/21 ?? — Kofi Cockburn (@kxng_alpha) July 13, 2021 The 7-foot, 285-pound center announced he would be pulling his name out of the draft on July 6 and told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony that he…

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Kofi Cockburn could provide Kentucky with elite efficiency

Adam Luckett 9:00pm July 13, 2021 7/13/21

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Kofi Cockburn - Illinois

John Calipari’s NWO-like offseason might not be done yet. On Tuesday, Kofi Cockburn announced that his future plans will be written in stone soon when the five-man announces his junior season playing intentions. All signs point to the physical specimen and former top-50 recruiting returning to Illinois or transferring to Kentucky. No matter what he…

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July 10, 2021

Kofi Cockburn ranked as the No. 1 overall transfer prospect by ESPN

Zack Geoghegan 12:00pm July 10, 2021 7/10/21

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Kentucky Men’s Basketball has come out as a clear winner in the redefined transfer portal sweepstakes, but the staff isn’t done quite yet. As we’ve covered many times before on the site, Illinois transfer Kofi Cockburn recently elected to pull his name from the NBA Draft process and return to school for another year. The…

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July 1, 2021

All-American Kofi Cockburn enters the transfer portal

Drew Franklin 10:30pm July 1, 2021 7/1/21

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Kofi Cockburn was one of the most dominant players in college basketball a season ago and he has the All-American trophy to show for it. A seven-foot sophomore at Illinois, Cockburn averaged 17.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while ranking first nationally in dunks, fourth in field goal percentage and third in double-doubles. After…

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December 12, 2019

Illinois center (and former UK target) Kofi Cockburn accidentally clobbers ref in the head

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm December 12, 2019 12/12/19

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At one point, Kentucky was recruiting – albeit loosely – four-star center Kofi Cockburn to join the program’s 2019 recruiting class and suit up in blue and white this season. Now, he’s at Illinois helping the Fighting Illini take down top-five programs and referees. On Wednesday evening, the 7-foot-0, 290-pound center out of Kingston, Jamaica…

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July 31, 2018

Kofi Cockburn still listing UK, will play at Oak Hill with Cole Anthony

TJ Walker 4:30pm July 31, 2018 7/31/18

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Big boy Kofi Cockburn is still considering the Cats and will team up with fellow UK target Cole Anthony at Oak Hill for their final high school basketball season. The 6-foot-10, 280-pound or 255-pound center (depending on if you use Rivals or 247) will leave Christ the King in New York to play for Steve…

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