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Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Eli Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor for Video
June 21, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transferred to George Washington University on Wednesday afternoon. Let's get it !!😈 pic.twitter.com/ajOmBraRTP — Agent Zero (@DWill_0) June 21, 2017   The 6-foot-7 guard appeared in 17 games and averaged a total of 2.3 point...

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Within a week of signing three-star forward Greg Eboigbodin, Brad Underwood has bolstered the 2017 recruiting class with another big man, 6-foot-9 Slovenian Matic Vesel. Vesel, who plays for the U20 Slovenian national team and has played with Slovenian club Helios Suns, is coming into a situation...

Greg Eboigbodin signs with Illinois basketball

Greg Eboigbodin signs with Illinois basketball

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois basketball lands another recruit in former UIC signee Greg Eboigbodin. Announced via Twitter, the 6-foot-9 power forward will being joining fellow signees Mark Smith, Trent Frazier and Da'Monte Williams in 2017 class, as well as graduate transfer Mark Alstork. Eboigbodin chose to decommit...

Illinois misses out on Georgetown transfer Akoy Agau

Illinois misses out on Georgetown transfer Akoy Agau

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Georgetown transfer forward Akoy Agau signed with SMU on Saturday. The guard visited Illinois on May 11. Agau announced his decision through Omaha World Herald reporter Mike Sautter. The 6-foot- 8 forward is eligible to play immediately and has one year of eligibility remaining, but he can be...

Jalen Coleman-Lands granted a release from Illinois

Jalen Coleman-Lands granted a release from Illinois

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Jalen Coleman-Lands has been granted a release from Illini basketball. Evan Daniels, a Scout reporter, released a tweet Thursday morning announcing the junior's release from Illinois according to the athlete's father. The Indianapolis native was the highest-rated player brought in by former head...

Graduate transfer Mark Alstork signs with Illinois

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Wright State graduate transfer guard Mark Alstork signed with Illinois on May 24th. Alstork announced his decision via Twitter. He visited Illinois on May 11. The 6-foot- 5 guard is eligible to play immediately and has one year of eligibility remaining. He visited Pittsburgh, Louisiana State,...

Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Mizzou

Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Mizzou

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Former Illini basketball signee Jeremiah Tilmon committed to Mizzou earlier today. Tilmon requested a release from his contract in early April after head coach John Groce was replaced by Brad Underwood. The East St. Louis native had seemed indecisive about the Illini from the beginning as he verbally...

Nine Illini on scholarship entering final days of recruiting

Nine Illini on scholarship entering final days of recruiting

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Before new Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood hits the hardwood for a game in his first season with his team, he needs to finish putting together his roster. The Illini currently have nine players on scholarship for the 2017-18 season. With no seniors on the current roster, four...

D.J. Williams transferring from Illinois

D.J. Williams transferring from Illinois

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
May 8, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

D.J. Williams is transferring from Illinois. The Illini granted Williams a full release Monday. Head coach Brad Underwood made a statement Monday evening on Williams’ departure. “After meeting with D.J., we came to the decision that a fresh start is in his best interest,” Underwood said. ...

Illinois fails to make NCAA tournament for another year

Illinois fails to make NCAA tournament for another year

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the Illinois men’s basketball team, the 2016-17 season was one filled with as much action off the court as on it, with many storylines marring what was actually happening on the hardwood for the Illini. During Illinois’ final stretch of the Big Ten schedule, fans and players were focused on a tri...

Smith commits to Illinois

Smith commits to Illinois

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 26, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Mark Smith has committed to Illinois. The four-star guard held a press conference at Edwardsville High School to announce his commitment Wednesday. Smith took a visit to the Illinois campus last week, and he is the first commit of the Brad Underwood era. The 6-foot-5 guard from Edwardsville, Illinois, i...

2016 Illinois Mr. Basketball recipient transfers to Kansas from California

2016 Illinois Mr. Basketball recipient transfers to Kansas from California

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Charlie Moore is transferring to Kansas. The 5-foot-11 guard from Chicago made the announcement Tuesday via Twitter. Moore played his freshman season at California and decided to transfer to be closer to his family. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported Moore was deciding between Illinois and Kansas. Moore...

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