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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...

Underwood still trying to fill scholarships, looking to future

Underwood still trying to fill scholarships, looking to future

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

May 17 continues to creep up on head coach Brad Underwood and the Illini. That is the last day recruits from the class of 2017 can sign a National Letter of Intent with Division I programs. After the decommitments from Javon Pickett and Jeremiah Tilmon a few weeks back, Illinois still has four schol...

Illini add Antigua to staff, starting to look at Kansas recruit

Illini add Antigua to staff, starting to look at Kansas recruit

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 13, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois basketball has had itself a hectic couple of weeks. A few days ago, the Illini granted release requests for class of 2017 recruits Javon Pickett and Jeremiah Tilmon. There weren’t many indicators that Pickett and Tilmon were planning on requesting their releases until the two posted on socia...

Can Mark Smith be the next to join the class of 2017?

Can Mark Smith be the next to join the class of 2017?

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 10, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

When Brad Underwood was hired a few weeks ago, Illini fans buzzed with electricity. He was a proven winner during his time at Stephen F. Austin State University and Oklahoma State. But the bulbs started to dim when recruiting got in the mix. Questions began to surface of whether or not Underwood would...

Illini recruit Javon Pickett requests release

Illini recruit Javon Pickett requests release

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
April 8, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Saturday morning Illinois basketball recruit Javon Pickett asked for a release from his National Letter of Intent. "Thank you to the University of Illinois for supporting my family and I during my recruitment," Pickett said in a note posted on Twitter. "However, after the coaching change I experienced...

Top Illini recruit Jeremiah Tilmon asks for release

Top Illini recruit Jeremiah Tilmon asks for release

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 6, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Jeremiah Tilmon has requested a release from his National Letter of Intent with Illinois. The 6-foot-10 center from East Saint Louis, Ill., made the announcement via Instagram Wednesday afternoon. Tilmon had verbally committed to play for former head coach John Groce on July 11, 2016, and signed his Natio...

Top Illini recruit Jeremiah Tilmon asks for release

Top Illini recruit Jeremiah Tilmon asks for release

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 5, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Jeremiah Tilmon has requested a release from his National Letter of Intent with Illinois. The 6-foot-10 center from East Saint Louis, Illinois made the announcement via Instagram Wednesday afternoon. Tilmon had verbally committed to play for former coach John Groce on July 11, 2016, and signed his N...

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