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University of Illinois to honor Bulls' Ayo Dosunmu

/ by K.C. Johnson
Presented By Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich
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The recognition keeps coming for Ayo Dosunmu.

Drawing notice for his strong rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, Dosunmu now will receive some love from his former stomping grounds. The University of Illinois announced on Wednesday that it will hold a ceremony on Jan. 6 where Dosunmu will join the school's "honored jerseys" program. Illinois faces Maryland that night.

Dosunmu will be the 34th player in school history to have his jersey in the rafters. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists last season as he earned first-team All-American honors while winning the Bob Cousy point guard of the year and USA Today national player of the year honors.

Coincidentally, Dosunmu just expressed his love for Champaign on Wednesday following his first NBA start. He finished his collegiate career ranked 15th on the school's career scoring list with 1,504 points in three seasons.

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