Illinois Basketball has offered a scholarship to 2016 power forward Tyler Cook. The St. Louis, MO native (Chaminade College Prep) is currently rated as the No. 77 overall recruit and No. 18 at his position according to 247Sports' composite rankings. Cook now boasts offers from Illinois, Kansas, Florida and Missouri in addition to a host of other programs.
Chaminade 2016 PF Tyler Cook @KingCook_25 picks up #Illini offer. Talks about offer & possible visit http://t.co/7A385W53Jo @IllinoisLoyalty— Scott Burgess (@scottybscout) February 13, 2015
Tyler Cook is high school teammates with fellow Illini target Jayson Tatum. Tatum, who's regarded as the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2016, is also considering Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri along with nearly every top-tier program in the country. It'll be interesting to see if Cook's future decision has any impact on Tatum's destination.
Make sure to check out our 2016 scouting report for more information on Illinois' new targets.