Dec 23, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Brad Underwood looks on from the bench during the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryce Jordan Center. Illinois defeated Penn State 98-81. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
Illinois basketball added a big piece to the program just days ago when Omar Payne decided to transfer in from Florida.
Payne is someone who didn’t see a ton of playing time with the Gators, but he could blossom into a solid big man for the Illini in the near future.