By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com
For members of the IlliniGuys community, Thursday's announcement came as no surprise:
Giorgi Bezhanishvili is leaving the Illinois program to embark on a professional career.
The popular junior big man posted the news on his Instagram account, thanking Illini nation for his support.
For the record, the native of Georgia by way of the Patrick School in New Jersey scored 783 points in his three seasons on campus, most of those in his freshman year. That's when the 6'9" left-hander was the starting center for the Illini, averaging 12.5 points . . .
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