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Illini Basketball Recruiting Round-up (4/25/15)

Links and updates on Illinois' recruiting targets.

Alterique Gilbert ('16 PG) has been receiving some major attention
Alterique Gilbert ('16 PG) has been receiving some major attention



Illinois Basketball Scholarship Grid - The Champaign Room
Minor announcement here. In addition to the scholarship grid, this post now contains recruiting boards for 2015, 2016, and 2017; they contain information on each target that the Illini have offered.

Dylan Ennis To Visit Illinois Thursday - Big Stage Hoops
Villanova transfer guard Dylan Ennis will begin his visit slate next week. He will visit Illinois on Thursday and Friday, according to a source.

Final Class of 2015 Rankings - Rivals
Rivals released the final version of their 2015 rankings on Wednesday. Notables include Jalen Coleman-Lands (No. 39), Aaron Jordan (No. 95), D.J. Williams (No. 118), and Marcus LoVett Jr. (No. 62).


Talented Class of 2017 has a different look - High School Cube
Joe Henrickson ranks the top 10 Illinois prospects in the class of 2017.

News & Notes

- Marcus LoVett ('15 PG) told Derek Piper that he'll probably wait until after the school year to make his decision.

- John Groce watched Alterique Gilbert ('16 PG) on Wednesday morning. Gilbert also received a scholarship offer from Louisville.

- John Groce watched Paul Scruggs ('17 SF) on Wednesday afternoon.

- John Groce and Paris Parham were in Lexington, KY on Friday to watch Nick Ward ('16 PF) and Xavier Simpson ('16 PG).

- Illinois assistant Dustin Ford watched Nolan Narain ('16 PG), Christian David ('17 G), and Lamar Peters ('16 PG) on Friday.

- Illinois watched Belleville East's Javon Pickett ('17 SG) this week.

- Oregon watched Jamal Murray ('16 PG) on Wednesday. According to several recruiting analysts, it's only a matter of time until he reclassifies to 2015--Oregon and Kentucky would then be his strongest suitors. Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis would probably be Illinois-bound if Murray commits to Oregon.

- Bryce Aiken ('16 PG) was watched by Michigan, Vanderbilt, Stanford, St. John's, Harvard, Rutgers, Penn State, Maryland, and Auburn this week.


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