Slow down, John Groce. According to the Mac Irvin Fire Twitter account, 2017 forward Justin Smith has received an offer from Illinois Basketball--it's at least the third scholarship that program has dished out this afternoon. Smith, who's from Lincolnshire, IL (Stevenson), is listed at 6'7, 185 lbs. and has garnered interest from Wisconsin, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Northwestern.
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Smith attends Stevenson high school and was teammates with Villanova signee Jalen Brunson this past season; the duo led the Patriots to a Class 4A IHSA State Title.