CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- It's a sight Illini fans have been waiting for.

To see big man Kofi Cockburn back in Champaign wearing the orange and blue.

That's what happened today as Cockburn spoke with the media in-person for the first time since making his decision to return to Illinois for a third season.

The consensus NCAA Second-Team All-American mentioned that one reason he wanted come back was to continue building his legacy with the Illini.

He also can now make money playing at Illinois, thanks to the new NIL rules in college athletics.

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