Smith Seeks Transfer: Mark Smith to leave Illinois after freshman season

Mark Smith transferring from U of I after one season.

A number of roster changes were expected for Illinois basketball following Brad Underwood's first season.

Mark Smith, becoming the first Illini player to officially seek a transfer.

Smith started 19 games in his freshman season averaging 5.8 ppg including 6 double digit outings and a career high 21 pts against DePaul.

The Edwardsville native and former Mr. Illinois basketball has granted a release from the University of Illinois.

“We thank Mark for the effort and contributions he made to our team this year," said Underwood. "We wish him nothing but the best as he continues to pursue his dreams.”

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