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Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini writer and Top 25 AP voter Scott Richey. He will offer information on Brad Underwood’s team every morning:

Now that Kofi Cockburn has played in 75 percent of Illinois’ games – nine of 12 after his three-game suspension to start the season – the preseason All-American center can now be officially included among the statistical leaders in the league. country. This is remarkable given the number of categories that Cockburn is now a factor of. Like …

Rebounds per game, where he is third nationally (12.1 rpg). And scoring where he is fifth (21.8 points per game). And doubles doubles where he is tied for seventh (seven in nine games). And the percentage of goals on the field where he is 20th (62.18 percent).

Here are the top 10 leaderboards for scoring and bouncing, with Cockburn the only player to appear in both.

The top 10 scorers

1. Keegan Murray, Iowa – 23.2 pages per game

2. Antoine Davis, Detroit – 22.2 pages per game

3. Ochai Agbaji, Kansas – 21.9 ppg

5. Kofi Cockburn, Illinois – 21.8 pages per game

6. Terrell Brown, Washington – 21.4 pages per game

7. Kendric Davis, SMU – 21.2 points per game

8. Jamal Cain, Oakland – 21.09 pages per game

T9. Max Abmas, Oral Roberts – 21.08 pages per match

T9. John-Michael Wright, High Point – 21.08 pages per game

Top 10 rebounders

1. Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky – 15.5 rpg

2. Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley – 13.7 rpg

3. Kofi Cockburn, Illinois – 12.1 rpg

4. Chuba Ohams, Fordham – 11.33 rpg

5. Enrique Freeman, Akron – 11.30 rpg

6. Kevin Marfo, Quinnipiac – 10.8 rpg

7. John Harra, Penn State – 10.6 rpg

8. Justin Bean, Utah State – 10.5 rpg

9. Dillon Jones, Weber State – 10.4 rpg

T10. Norchad Omier, Arkansas – 10.33 rpg

T10. Dereon Seaborn, State of North Carolina – 10.33 rpg


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