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

Illinois' head coach John Groce instructs Ahmad Starks (3) after a timeout during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec.20, 2014. The Illini won 62-59.
September 10, 2015

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...

It’s time to focus on this year’s team

It’s time to focus on this year’s team
October 22, 2014

Is anyone else ready for basketball season to start? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to watch actual Illinois basketball, featuring actual Illini players. You can only do so many fantasy projections...

Coleman-Lands commitment is big step for Illini, Groce

Coleman-Lands commitment is big step for Illini, Groce
September 25, 2014

Illinois hasn’t had much luck lately with basketball recruits who stage live press conferences for their college announcements. Jalen Brunson and Cliff Alexander both snubbed the Illini during their...

Illini recruiting watch: Elijah Thomas and Jalen Coleman

With renovations to State Farm Center still ongoing, the Illinois men’s basketball team will host the first-ever #ILLINIALLIN event. The event will take place at the Ubben Basketball Practice Facility on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1-3:30 p.m. and will consist of an exclusive scrimmage only open to a select few Illini fans.
September 18, 2014

A busy basketball weekend on campus just got even busier. Elijah Thomas, one of the best forwards in the country in the Class of 2015, was already set to visit campus this weekend. Now Jalen Coleman,...

Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova over Illinois

Illinois' head coach John Groce reacts to a referee's call during the first round game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Indiana, at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014. The Illini won 64-54.
September 11, 2014

Jalen Brunson, widely considered to be the best basketball player in the state of Illinois and one of the best point guards in the country, has committed to Jay Wright and Villanova. Brunson was considering...

Illini recruiting watch: Jalen Brunson

Illinois head coach John Groce will host top point guard recruit Jalen Brunson this weekend. The visit is the first of five recruits to visit this fall. Brunson is choosing between Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue, Temple and Villanova.
August 28, 2014

One of the most sought-after basketball recruits in the country will visit the Illinois campus this weekend. Jalen Brunson, a 6-foot-1 senior point guard from Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill.,...

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