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DePaul lands Illinois transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands

DePaul grabs an Illini transfer.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Illinois vs Michigan Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The DePaul Blue Demons have landed Illinois Fighting Illini transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands. Evan Daniels out was first to report:

Coleman-Lands spent the last two years with the Fighting Illini after being part of their 2015 recruiting class. The class, at the time, was ranked 15th in the country and 2nd in the Big Ten behind Ohio State, and was the centerpiece at the time. He was a four-star recruit at La Lumiere High School in La Porte and the second-ranked player in the state of Indiana behind Purdue star Caleb Swanigan.

In the 69 games Coleman-Lands has played at the college level, he’s averaged a nice 9.1 points per game while shooting 39 percent from the field. Coleman-Lands has also averaged 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists with an eFG% of 53.7 percent, a 3-point field goal percentage of 40.2 percent and a free throw percentage of 78.3 percent. In the 2016-17 campaign, he averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 36.6 percent from the field.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Coleman-Lands will sit out the 2017-18 season and be eligible for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 campaigns. When he does take the floor, he’ll do so with fellow La Lumiere product and five-star point guard Tyger Campbell and three-star shooting guard John Diener of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.