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Rayvonte Rice transferring to Illini

Updated: April 28, 2012, 11:08 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Drake shooting guard Rayvonte Rice announced Wednesday he will transfer to Illinois.

Rice, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound guard, chose the Illini over Xavier. Rice grew up in Champaign, Ill., and attended Champaign Centennial High School.

Rice averaged 16.5 points and 5.7 rebounds this past season for Drake. He will have two years of eligibility after sitting out next season per NCAA transfer rules.

"Illinois, I think it's a good fit," Rice said Wednesday. "The coaches really made me ...

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