Former Purdue guard Kelsey Barlow lands at UIC

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UIC announced the addition of former Purdue guard Kelsey Barlow, who transferred to UIC to complete his final season of eligibility.  Barlow will sit out the 2012-13 campaign due to NCAA transfer regulations, and have one year of eligibility remaining, which will be satisfied during the 2013-14 season.

Barlow played in 93 games, including 29 starting assignments, for Purdue the past three seasons (2009-12).  Last season, in 26 games played, he averaged 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest.  As a sophomore (2010-11), Barlow scored 5.1 points, pulled down 2.9 rebounds and dished out 1.6 assists per game – he started seven contests, and was the Boilermakers’ first substitute off the bench in 20 other games.  Barlow was named to the Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team in 2009-10, after seeing action in all 35 games, tying for the second-most by a freshman in program history.

“Kelsey’s transfer to UIC will be very beneficial for both him and our program,” added Moore.  “He is excited and humbled about this next phase of his college basketball career, and to be a teammate again.  Kelsey is a kid with great character, and my discussions and interactions with him have proven that.  We’re excited for him to join our team.”

The Indianapolis native attended Cathedral High School as a prep, garnering Honorable Mention All-State honors as both a junior and senior.  He was ranked the No. 41 small forward in the country by ESPN coming out of high school, and was tabbed a three-star recruit by Scout.com.

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