Men's Basketball
Head Leaves Illini

Crandall Head
Crandall Head

Dec. 27, 2011

Champaign, Ill. - Illinois head coach Bruce Weber announced on Tuesday that sophomore guard Crandall Head (Matteson, Ill./Rich South H.S.) has left the Illinois basketball program.

"We are disappointed with Crandall's decision not to continue his career at Illinois, but ultimately we want what is best for him," Weber said. "We have developed and maintained a close relationship with Crandall and his family through the years and will always support them. We wish Crandall all the best and hope he is successful in the next chapter of his career."

Head played in 26 career games with the Illini, averaging 1.2 points. He appeared in 17 games as a freshman, totaling 23 points, and saw action in nine games this season, tallying nine points. Head scored a career-high five points last season vs. Northwestern (Jan. 6) and dished out a career-high six assists vs. Chicago State (Nov. 27).

"I still have love for my teammates and coaches and wish them the best, but I've come to the decision that I need to make a fresh start," Head said. "I want to thank the program and fans for the all the support they gave me during my time in Champaign."