Understandably, when it comes to basketball recruiting, most Illini have their attention focused on the 2014 class and some possible fifth-year transfers that could be making their way to Assembly Hall next season. Of course, if and when those possible transfers get here next season, they'll be joined by the five member of the 2013 class.
On Monday Rivals put out its final Rivals 150 for the 2013 basketball class, and there just happens to be three members of that 2013 class in it.
Kendrick Nunn is ranked 60th (18th among shooting guards), Malcolm Hill is 62nd (13th among small forwards) and Austin Colbert cracked the list at 97th (16th among centers). Which means that, according to Rivals, the Illini have three of the top 100 players in the country joining the program.
That's not a bad thing, is it?
In fact, the Illini are one of four Big Ten schools to have at least three commits make the list. The others are Indiana -- who has five players, all waiting for their chance to be Creaned in two years -- Michigan and Purdue. Ohio State has two players while Wisconsin and Michigan State have one apiece.
Though it should be pointed out that the top player on the list, Andrew Wiggins, has not committed anywhere yet and he still has Ohio State on his list of offers.