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Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini lineup after losing Giorgi Bezhanishvili

Mar 14, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili (15) reacts to the crowd during a stop in play against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois basketball lineup took a hit on Thursday night when Giorgi Bezhanishvili announced he was going to take his talents to the professional ranks.

Losing Giorgi means the Illini are losing depth in the frontcourt. We needed someone like Giorgi with his experience and ability to put the ball in the hoop.