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Current recruiting season lacks familiar buzz

Current recruiting season lacks familiar buzz

By Alex Roux

June 28, 2015

During the first three summers of the John Groce era, recruiting was all the rage.Each year, the Illini seemed to have legitimate shots at landing future McDonald’s All-Americans, like Demetrius Jackson, Cliff Alexander and Jawun Evans. Those recruitments didn’t work out, and the ensuing let-downs,...

Thomas “relieved” as recruitment nears end

Basketball recruit Elijah Thomas committed to Illinois on Tuesday in a ceremony at Lancaster High School in Dallas.

October 20, 2014

When Elijah Thomas announces his college decision Tuesday afternoon, it will mark the end of a wild recruiting process for the star forward out of Texas. Recruiting never ends for college coaches and programs, but for many aspiring Division I basketball players like Thomas, it’s an experience they will ...