Coming out of high school, Legion was a 4-star recruit who was also the No. 11-ranked shooting guard in the nation. Apparently, he and Illini coach Bruce Weber had some differences. Legion was an original Kentucky signee before transferring to Illinois. Maybe his third team -- FIU -- turns out to be the charm.
Here's his bio from the Illini website: Alex Legion
Gloriet Boyd: Pete why do you think Scott Bryant is so underappreciated? It is obvious that he's a phenominal player but just undersized... is that the reason or is it because he attends a smaller school? I think he deserves to be on the official 1st team defense in my own opinion.
PP: Scott (left, thanks Alex J. Hernandez photo) is a phenomenal defensive player, but he might be underappreciated by some, because of his size. You are preaching to the choir here, I voted for him for 1st team defense.
Gooch7: Pete: Can FIU make a bigger effort in updating their athletic web page? its all about changing the little things..
PP: I will let them know and they are voracious readers of the GPP so they will read your comment here.
SouthPaw: Pete, what happened to Larry McCoy? Is he still on the team?
PP: No longer on the team. Nothing negative with him not being on the team, just had to take care of some off the field stuff.
PantherPride: Would Corey Ammons have to sit out a year? Or would he be ready to play come fall?
PP: That's being figured out, we'll probably know by spring ball when he would be eligibile.
Quijote: Pete, Who would be on YOUR realistic shortlist of Defensive and Offensive coordinators, considering our budget?
PP: The defensive candidates mentioned in the previous post have worthy credentials. However, there are some darkhorse candidates that might be available toward the end of the week. If they become so, then you'll have them here. We don't have the full list of DC candidates yet so there might be some other intriguing names.
Offensively, I think you can look at some Sun Belt coaches, who have plenty of experience running the spread that is so popular throughout the conference. Also, don't discount some coaches from successful FCS offenses and the same goes for defenses. For both positions, it's tough to really say who the best coach for the job is since we're not interviewing the guy. We're just going by what we read in their bios and stats.