PG Brunson cuts list to Illinois, Villanova

Stevenson senior point guard Jalen Brunson, ESPN’s No. 22-ranked Class of 2015 prospect, trimmed his list to Illinois and Villanova on Monday and will announce his decision on Wednesday, according to reports.

Brunson, a 6-foot-1 point guard, also previously considered Michigan State, Purdue and Temple. He recently made official visits to Illinois and Villanova.

Brunson is the top-ranked prospect in the state of Illinois by ESPN. He averaged 21.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a junior and led Stevenson to a third-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament.

Brunson is the son of former NBA player and assistant coach Rick Brunson.

Illinois’ 2015 recruiting class already includes two ESPN 100 prospects from Illinois. Simeon forward D.J. Williams, who is ranked No. 39 by ESPN, and Plainfield East shooting guard Aaron Jordan, who is ranked No. 77, previously committed to Illini coach John Groce.

Villanova’s 2015 recruiting class includes ESPN 100 prospect Donte DiVincenzo, a shooting guard from Delaware. He is ranked No. 92 by ESPN.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the news.