The Illini's top-ranked incoming freshman is out indefinitely, head coach John Groce announced Friday.
Jalen Coleman-Lands, a four-star guard out of Indiana, will miss the team's upcoming European trip after suffering a stress fracture in his left leg.
"After experiencing pain in his left leg, Jalen has been diagnosed with a stress fracture,” Groce said in the announcement. “His health is our No. 1 priority, so we are holding him out of all on-court activities indefinitely. We will re-evaluate his status heading into fall preseason training.”
While injured, Colman-Lands will miss on-campus practices as well as the trip itself, when the Illini will play games in Belgium, the Netherlands and France from Aug. 9 through Aug. 19.
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Coleman-Lands is the headliner of a strong 2015 recruiting class for Groce. The La Porte, Ind., native was ranked as the No. 39 player in the Class of 2015. The shooting guard picked Illinois over Arizona, Indiana, Memphis, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, UCLA, Xavier and others.
Coleman-Lands was dubbed by many as Groce's best recruit since arriving at Illinois. Coleman-Lands was the first player from Indiana to sign with the Illini since 1985.
While Coleman-Lands was the biggest name in the 2015 incoming freshman class, he's joined by Plainfield East's Aaron Jordan and Simeon's D.J. Williams.