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Illini hoops recruiting settles into a lull

Illini hoops recruiting settles into a lull

By Alex Roux

October 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

For the first time since classes started, a weekend devoid of any basketball recruiting visits came and went on the Illinois campus.Sometimes recruits take official visits, other times they’re unofficial. We’ve seen them scheduled far in advance, and others have materialized at what seems like the...

Point guard Lucas chooses Illinois

Point guard Lucas chooses Illinois

By Alex Roux

September 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Te’Jon Lucas, a point guard in the 2016 class from Milwaukee, has committed to Illinois.The 6-foot, 155-pound Lucas committed to head coach John Groce and the Illini Wednesday over Old Dominion and USC. He becomes the first member of Groce’s 2016 recruiting class. Lucas announced his choice at the ...

Simpson decision re-opens old wounds, but other targets remain

Simpson decision re-opens old wounds, but other targets remain

By Alex Roux

September 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

Maybe I should save myself some time.You see, when a high-profile Illinois basketball recruit sets a date and time to announce his college decision, I have to be prepared. I’ll write two stories in advance of the announcement — one will say the recruit picked the Illini, the other will sa...

Offseason anything but quiet for Illini men's basketball

Offseason anything but quiet for Illini men's basketball

By Alex Roux

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Welcome back.If the Illini’s total meltdown at the end of last season made you want to take the summer off from all things Illinois basketball, I don’t blame you. But the start of the 2015-2016 season is just three months away, so it’s time to get caught up on all things Illini hoops.The bigge...

Groce hosts trio of recruits as current team returns to campus

Groce hosts trio of recruits as current team returns to campus

June 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

Summer on the University of Illinois campus is generally quiet, a time mostly devoid of any significant Illini hoops news.However, there were some developments this past weekend with John Groce’s program as he hosted a trio of visitors, while welcoming back some familiar faces as well.Summer school start...