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Illinois G Tracy Abrams granted 6th year of eligibility

Men's College Basketball, Illinois Fighting Illini

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The NCAA has given Illinois guard Tracy Abrams a sixth year of eligibility after he missed last season with a torn left Achilles tendon.

Illinois coach John Groce said in a news release Thursday that he looks forward to having Abrams on the court again, and to the team benefitting from Abrams' leadership and determination.

Abrams last played in 2013-14 and was second on the team in scoring with 10.7 points a game and led the Illini in assists with 3.2 a game. He has been a four-time team captain.

Abrams tore his Achilles tendon last July and missed all of last season. He missed the previous season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Abrams has already earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Illinois.

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