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Illinois Basketball offers scholarship to 2017 forward Christian Negron

The second scholarship offer of the day goes a 2017 forward from Elgin.

It's been a busy day for the Illinois coaching staff. Just minutes after news of an offer to 2017 guard DaMonte Williams, Joe Henricksen has reported that 2017 forward Christian Negron has received one as well. The Elgin, IL native (Larkin) is listed at 6'6, 195 lbs. and is rated as the No. 93 overall recruit in 247Sports' composite rankings. Negron has also received interest from Wisconsin, Purdue, Iowa, Northwestern, Bradley, and DePaul.

In addition to Negron and Williams, the Illinois coaching staff has also expressed interest in fellow class of 2017 stars Nojel Eastern, Jeremiah Tilmon, and Alonzo Verge. All five of these players are from Illinois, so there's a good chance that at least one of them will end up staying home when the time comes to make a decision. For more on the program's 2017 recruiting targets, check out our Illinois Basketball Scholarship Grid.

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