Seton Hall sophomore Aaron Cosby will transfer to Illinois. The 6-3 guard, who chose Illinois over Missouri, will have two years of eligibility after sitting out the 2013-14. season.
Cosby, who committed to Illinois during a visit on Friday, confirmed the commitment via Twitter and with multiple media outlets. He had scheduled a visit to Missouri this weekend, but canceled that trip after making his decision.
``Coach [John] Groce, the staff, the fans all made me feel at home,'' Cosby told ESPN.com in a text. "It's a great opportunity here, and it fit everything that I was looking for in my new situation. It was tough because I respect [coach Frank] Haith and what he's doing at Missouri. I just felt Illinois is right for me.''
Cosby 12.6 points while starting 58 games during his two seasons at Seton Hall. A 42.6 percent shooter, including 40 percent on three-point shots, Cosby plays both guard positions. He's interested in improving his point guard/ball-handling skills, areas where Groce has a strong reputation.