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Staff Hits the Recruiting Trail for Final Evaluation Period

This is the last evaluation weekend of the Summer session. Let's take a look at who the staff is recruiting

Joe Robbins

A quick PSA before we take a look at the staff's whereabouts.  I want to take the time to clarify that Jawun Evans is NOT taking his official visit to Illinois the weekend of September 13th.  Both his mother and AAU coach have said, via Twitter, that Jawun has not scheduled any officials at this time.  Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer!

Back to recruiting...this is the final July evaluation window so expect the staff to be out in full force.

7/23/14: Coach Groce was in Las Vegas for the Fab 48 to watch '15 PF Carlton Bragg and '15 PG Jalen Brunson

7/24/14: '15 SF Dillon Brooks has received a scholarship offer from the Illini

Brooks has exploded onto the scene this Spring/Summer and has brought some major attention to himself.  He's a consensus 4* prospect (depending on where you look he's top 50)--you can check out his 247 profile here

  • 1:00 PM: The staff checks in on '16 SG Eron Gordon.  Yes, he's the younger brother of that other guy. Yes, he'll probably go to Indiana.  No, I couldn't care less.

  • 2:00 PM: Surprise! Illinois is again in attendance for Carlton Bragg.

In a shocking turn of events KU coach Bill Self has cloned himself.  That's a bold strategy, Cotton, let's see if it pays off for 'em

  • 3:00 PM: John Groce is watching Jalen Brunson for the second time in two days

7/25/14: Coach Groce started his day by watching '15 G Jimmy Whitt at the AAU Super Showcase

It was also announce on Friday that Whitt will be taking an unoffical visit to Illinois on August 1st

  • 10:00 AM: Groce was checking out '16 PF Tyler Cook

  • 2:00 PM: '15 G Shake Milton was being scouted by the staff
  • 7:00 PM: Coach was checking in on '15 PG Jawun Evans

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