AP source: Former Illini Head signs at SMU

Former Illinois reserve Crandall Head has signed to play with


An SMU official familiar with Head’s decision said he signed his

paperwork Thursday. The official spoke on the condition of

anonymity because Head’s decision hasn’t been announced by the


The 6-4, 190-pound Head will have to sit out a year under NCAA

rules. He has two more years of eligibility.

Head follows former Illinois assistant coach Jerrance Howard to

SMU. New head coach Larry Brown hired Howard last month.

Head left the Illinois team in December after getting only

limited playing time. He averaged 1 point over nine games last

season before leaving.

The Matteson, Ill., native is the younger brother of former

Illinois standout Luther Head.