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Illinois offers 2016 C Barret Benson

John Groce and Illinois have offered another big man in the class of 2016.

Illinois Basketball has offered a scholarship to 2016 center Barret Benson. The Darien, IL native (Hinsdale South HS) is currently rated as the No. 167 overall recruit and No. 18 at his position according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Benson has also received interest from Iowa State, Kansas State, Nebraska, and Purdue.

In addition to point guard, a quality big man is a huge need for the Illini in 2016. The staff has already extended offers to Illinois native Nick Rakocevic, Marques Bolden, Isaac Humphries, and Nolan Narain. Humphries and Narain are current teammates with 2015 Illini signee Jalen Coleman-Lands at La Lumiere Prep in Indiana.