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Illinois Basketball Recruiting Round-up (4/14/15)

Links and updates on Illinois' recruiting targets.

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Morgan Park's Marcus LoVett waiting on ACT - Chicago Tribune
The Tribune provided an update on the Marcus LoVett recruitment. According to Nick Irvin (his coach), Illinois is "right there" in addition to St. John's, DePaul, and Memphis.

LoVett not sure on timetable -
"I'm not really sure, to be honest. It's really in the air," LoVett said. "It could be tomorrow or any other day or it could be like in a month or so. There's really no due day on when I'll be signed to a school."

Jamal Murray planned to showcase skills, and delivered -
Jamal Murray scored a game-high 30 points with five assists in the World Select's 103-101 victory over Team USA.


EYBL: Tatum, St. Louis Eagles impress -
Some information on Illinois targets Jeremiah Tilmon ('17), Tyler Cook ('16), Xavier Sneed ('16), and Alonzo Verge ('17) from Eric Bossi.

Under Armour Grassroots: Benson proving he belongs -
A nice summary of 4-star Barret Benson's ('16) weekend. He appears to be a top target for the Illini.


Jeremiah Tilmon discusses recruitment - Prep Hoops Illinois
Scott Burgess interviewed 5-star center Jeremiah Tilmon ('17) this week.

News & Notes

- Graduate transfer Trey Lewis has committed to Louisville; the Illini had originally expressed interest in the former Cleveland State guard

- Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne Jr. has picked up an offer from Kentucky. He'll be visiting Illinois this weekend, Kansas on April 22nd, and Kentucky on April 25th before making his decision.

- Xavier Simpson ('16 PG) has picked up offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Butler. He's one of Illinois' top targets.

- Illinois' 2015 recruiting class is no longer top 10 nationally; Caleb Swanigan's commitment to Michigan State pushed the group to No. 11 and No. 3 in the Big Ten.

- Illinois has made contact with former Purdue commit C.J. Walker ('16 PG).

- Jeremiah Tilmon ('17 PF/C) has received an offer from Kansas


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