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Jon Ekey transferring to Illinois

Updated: April 16, 2013, 10:26 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Illinois State forward Jon Ekey said Tuesday he will transfer to Illinois for his final season.

Ekey, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound redshirt junior forward, will be immediately eligible at Illinois as he will pursue a graduate degree unavailable at Illinois State. He also received interest from Boston College, Creighton, Nevada, Purdue, among others schools after recently announcing he was leaving Illinois State.

"I just think it's the Big Ten," Ekey said of his decision to attend Illinois. ...

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