Chicago Simeon junior forward D.J. Williams committed to Illinois on Tuesday. Williams, a 6-foot-7, 203-pound small forward, chose the Illini over DePaul, Florida, Georgetown, Providence, Purdue and SMU.
about 289 days ago | Scott Powers | NCB On The Trail
Dave Telep's Starting 5: Julius Randle visits NC State, Marcus Lee explains his rebounding explosion, freshman Tyus Battle explodes on the scene, Jordan McLaughlin trims his list, and the Whitney Young vs. Simeon showdown fails to live up to the hype.
about 559 days ago | Dave Telep | ESPN RecruitingNation
This week's Friday notebook includes an introduction to one of the nation's most impressive freshmen, a look at Indiana's big recruiting weekend, why John Calipari's words resonated with the nation's No.
First-year Illinois head coach John Groce announced his 2013 signing class on Wednesday. Joining the Fighting Illini next season will be ESPN 100 recruits Kendrick Nunn (Chicago/Simeon) and Malcom Hill (Belleville, Ill.
about 644 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCB On The Trail
LOMBARD, Ill. -- This weekend's first-ever "Midwest Workout" highlighted 45 players selected from Illinois and the surrounding region. The concept was to bring in three groups of 15 players and put them through roughly an hour of drills, implement basic principles and then allow 30 minutes of controlled play using the concepts learned.
Point guard Jaylon Tate (Chicago/Simeon Career Academy) verbally committed to Illinois on Thursday, according to ESPN Chicago. Tate made his decision while on an official visit Thursday when Illini head coach John Groce offered him a scholarship.
about 685 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCB On The Trail
The decision by Chicago teachers to strike affects a bevy of recruits because college coaches won't be in the Windy City watching open gyms during the strike. "You have to adjust," DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett said.