CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois State forward Marcus Arnold has decided to transfer to Illinois.

The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Arnold must sit out the upcoming season because of NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Arnold started 27 of 29 games for Illinois State last season and averaged 12.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. He also started 20 games as a freshman.