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Illini Basketball Recruiting Round-up (4/27/15)

Links and updates on Illinois' recruiting targets.

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Links

2015

Marcus LoVett Jr. Talks Illini, Decision Timeline - Big Stage Hoops
Marcus LoVett Jr. took his talents to Indianapolis this weekend at adidas Uprising. LoVett talked about his decision timeline & what stands out about Illinois.

2016

Illinois Basketball offers Nick Ward - The Champaign Room
Illinois Basketball has extended a scholarship to 2016 center Nick Ward.

Illinois Basketball offers Lamar Peters - The Champaign Room
Illinois Basketball has extended a scholarship to 2016 point guard Lamar Peters.

Simpson Official Visit Next Weekend? - Big Stage Hoops
King James PG Xavier Simpson has seen his stock continue to rise since EYBL play kicked off earlier this month. Simpson picked up offers from Iowa, Iowa.

Strong statements being made - Rivals
Kameron McGusty said he's hearing the most from Texas, Oklahoma, Auburn, USC, Kansas State, Creighton, Texas A&M, Illinois, Wake Forest and Purdue.

EYBL: Prospects and Top Players - Scout
In just 21 minutes of action, Nick Ward, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound post player, was about as productive as he possible could have been.

Other

Spring Recruiting Mailbag - High School Cube
Joe Henricksen discusses Marcus LoVett, 2017 prospects, the McDonalds All American Game, and more in his Spring Mailbag.

News & Notes

- Illinois watched Xavier Simpson ('16 PG), Zach Norvell ('16 SG), Nick Ward ('16 C), Nolan Narain ('16 PF), Lamar Peters ('16 PG), Barret Benson ('16 C), C.J. Walker ('16 PG), Alterique Gilbert ('16 PG), Bryce Aiken ('16 PG), Charlie Moore ('16 PG), and Tyler Cook ('16 PF) this weekend.

- Illinois watched Nojel Eastern ('17 PG), Paul Scruggs ('17 G), Jeremiah Tilmon ('17 C), Alonzo Verge ('17 PG), Christian David ('17 G), and Jaren Jackson ('17 F) this weekend.

- Nojel Eastern ('17 PG) suffered a dislocated/broken ankle on Saturday

Notable Weekend Statistics

Nike EYBL (Lexington, KY)

Xavier Simpson ('16 PG) - King James (OH)

Nick Ward ('16 C) - All Ohio Red (OH)

Nojel Eastern ('17 PG) - Chicago MeanStreets (IL)

Jeremiah Tilmon ('17 C) - St. Louis Eagles (MO)

Alonzo Verge ('17 PG) - St. Louis Eagles (MO)

Adidas Uprising (Indianapolis, IN)

Marcus LoVett ('15 PG) - Dream Vision (17U)

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