Senior PG Ahmad Starks and Junior SG Aaron Cosby are two of those returning players. Both players are eager to make their Illini debuts, after having to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Cosby and Starks are considered sharpshooters. Groce hopes they can help improve an offense that finished 2nd to last in field goal percentage last season.
"There's more pressure on me to be a vocal leader, that's something I must do," said Starks.