Illinois sophomore center Jermaine Hamlin will explore opportunities outside of Champaign to continue his college basketball career. 247Sports was able to confirm the news on Monday evening.

Hamlin, a 6-foot-10 center and member of Illinois’ 2019 recruiting class, has seen limited action in the past two seasons with the Fighting Illini. He appeared in a total of 24 games, scoring 23 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

A Lincoln, Illinois native, Hamlin was an unranked member of the 2019 recruiting class. He played in 16 games during the 2019-20 season, scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in 65 total minutes of action. Last year, he appeared in 8 contests and had 8 points and 3 boards.

With Kofi Cockburn¬† an Giorgi Bezhanishvili accounting for most of the minutes in the frontcourt the past two seasons, Hamlin wasn’t able to squeak into the rotation consistently.

Illinois finished the season with a 24-7 record and a 16-4 mark in B1G play. The Illini won the B1G Tournament title.