Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Illinois adds former Utah guard Alfonso Plummer; Trent Frazier to return
By ADAM ZAGORIA
After losing Adam Miller to the Transfer Portal, Illinois effectively replaced him Saturday with the addition of former Utah guard Alfonso Plummer.
The 6-foot-4 Plummer averaged 13.6 points and 2.2 assists while shooting 38 percent from deep as a senior at Utah before transferring due to the coaching change there.
Plummer, a native of Puerto Rico, will team with rising sophomore point guard Andre Curbelo, also Puerto Rican, to lead the Illini backcourt going forward.
“Alfonso Plummer is a proven scorer at this level… his experience and high basketball IQ, combined with his explosive scoring ability, make him a great fit for our multi-guard offense,” Coach Brad Underwood said when Plummer signed April 23.
Illinois senior guard Trent Frazier also announced he’ll return for another season after averaging 10.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.