Mark Smith departs Fighting Illini Basketball program
Mark Smith is leaving the Fighting Illini Men's Basketball program after just one season in Champaign. The Edwardsville, Ill guard averaged 5.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.1 minutes per game. Director of Athletics Josh Whitman gave a Smith a full release, meaning he's able to sign with any program in the country and have three years of eligibility remaining. Our Fighting Illini analyst Ryan Evan at illiniscoops.com has more on Smith's decision.