Illinois basketball recruit Abu Kigab chooses Oregon


Austin Yattoni

Illinois head coach John Groce watches his team during the 89-58 loss to Purdue in the quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Tournament.

By The Daily Illini sports staff

After narrowing his final two schools to Illinois and Oregon, small forward Abu Kigab has committed to play for Dana Altman’s Ducks.

Kigab, a 6-foot-6 power forward from St. Catherines, Canada, would have been the third four-star recruit in Illinois head coach John Groce’s 2017 recruiting class.

Two spots remain open for the 2017 class. Five-star small forward Kris Wilkes has yet to make his decision from a list that includes Illinois, Indiana and UCLA. Wilkes would join center Jeremiah Tilmon as the other five-star recruit in the 2017 class.

Mayan Kiir is a three-star recruit who has also taken an official visit to Illinois. The 6-foot-9 forward would be the second big to sign on to the class of 2017.  

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