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Michigan State Receives Much-Needed Verbal Commit From SF Javon Bess
With college basketball season right around the corner, head coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartan received some great news today when three-star, class of 2014 forward Javon Bess announced he had verbally committed to play for Michigan State. Bess is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound forward [...]
Cliff Alexander Almost Picks Illinois Hat, Breaks Fighting Illini Fans’ Hearts
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the weather is getting chillier and chillier and, of course, high school basketball recruits are making their choice of college destinations. Okay, the last one wasn’t so obvious, but it’s [...]
Illinois Fighting Illini: Big Ten Contender or Pretender?
The Illinois Fighting Illini finished six games back in the Big Ten standings last year, but were still able to make the NCAA tournament. Will they be contenders or pretenders in the 2013-14 college basketball season? The Fighting Illini are [...]
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Illinois Fighting Illini To Have A Couple of Tough Games In Non-Conference Schedule
The Illinois Fighting Illini will not have the toughest non-conference schedule out of the Big Ten teams, but they will still play a couple of tough teams regardless. Some of those teams include Missouri, Oregon and UNLV. All three could [...]
Leron Black’s Commitment a Major Step Forward For Illinois Fighting Illini
On Sunday morning, the Illinois Fighting Illini made a major statement on the recruiting trail, landing the verbal pledge of 2014 forward, Leron Black. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Black is widely considered amongst the top power forward prospects within [...]
Illinois Fighting Illini Could Have A Down Year In Upcoming Season
The Illinois Fighting Illini played in their first season without Bruce Weber last year and managed to have some success, making the NCAA tournament as a No. 7 seed. With key players leaving, though, the Fighting Illini could have a [...]
How Are Undrafted Former Big Ten Stars Doing?
Getting selected in the NBA Draft is a dream for every young basketball player. For Big Ten stars, they have already made it so far in their basketball careers and are clearly very good at basketball. But to make that [...]
Top 2014 Prospect Jahlil Okafor Likely Not Seriously Considering Illinois
Earlier this week, Jahlil Okafor announced his top eight schools in his college recruitment. This matters because Okafor happens to be the top player in the country for the class of 2014, according to Rivals. The Chicago junior attends Whitney Young High [...]
Illinois Fighting Illini’s Brandon Paul A Possible Steal In 2013 NBA Draft
Brandon Paul had a solid senior year playing for the Illinois Fighting Illini. He may not be the best guard entering the 2013 NBA Draft, but he is definitely a good one, which is why he could be a steal [...]
Illinois Basketball Recruiting Recap
When John Groce was introduced as the head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini, there was one question that was repeated over and over again: would Groce be able to recruit the gold mine of prep talent that is the [...]