Sorry for the delayed updates, decided to take a trip downtown for the day. Anyway here's what went on in the recruiting world:
7/18/14: The Illinois staff remained in South Carolina to catch the last day of the Peach Jam EYBL Finals
9:00 AM: The day started off with assistant Jamal Walker scouting 2015 SG Shake Milton
Mokan guard Shake Milton has done a little bit of everything this morning. Scoring, facilitating. #Illini assistant Jamall Walker watching.— Derek Piper (@Future150DPiper) July 18, 2014
12:00 PM: There was a Groce sighting at the UAA Finals
Illinois (Groce), Oklahoma State (Ford) Clemson, Tennessee and Virginia Tech all present for 2015 PG Jawun Evans. #UAAFinals— Ballers Bridge (@BallersBridge) July 18, 2014
Jawun, please just commit already.
5:00 PM: Groce checked in with Illini commit D.J. Williams
#Illini head coach John Groce is here watching D.J. Williams play with Playground Elite.— Derek Piper (@Future150DPiper) July 18, 2014
There was also a nice update on the Elijah Thomas front. Thomas has been quoted as saying that D.J. is one of his closest friends on the AAU circut; hopefully that relationship pays off in the end for the Illini.
D.J. Williams added he talks to #Illini target Elijah Thomas almost every day. Tells him Groce has big things coming. @D_Will_1 @edotcash— Derek Piper (@Future150DPiper) July 18, 2014
8:00 PM: Jalen Brunson happend; he went off for 34 points, 6 assists. Groce was in attendance