After averaging 10 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks during his junior year at Coastal Carolina, Sam McLaurin became a hot commodity when he announced his intent to transfer earlier this month. Baylor, Illinois, Georgia Tech, SMU and Virginia were among the host of schools who immediately expressed interest in the 6-8 power forward.
Ultimately, McLaurin made the announcement Wednesday night that he was headed to Illinois, and he chose to do so in perhaps most 2012-appropriate fashion ever: on Twitter and following a pair of words that usually precede "I'm going to Taco Bell."
Fuck it im going to Illinois #illinination— #⃣5⃣ Sam McLaurin (@Category__5) May 3, 2012
McLaurin, who is eligible to play immediately next season, apologized for his language on Thursday.
Hey everyone sorry about my language last night. I was just extremely excited to be apart of #illinination— #⃣5⃣ Sam McLaurin (@Category__5) May 3, 2012
Ah, over-excitement. The obvious culprit.