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Illinois Basketball Recruit Te'Jon Lucas to Make Decision Wednesday

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John Groce coaching in a game against Minnesota
John Groce coaching in a game against Minnesota
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"On Tuesday, another point guard target, Milwaukee’s Te’Jon Lucas, surprised some by saying he would make his college decision on Wednesday during a ceremony at Silver Spring Center in Milwaukee."

- Marcus Jackson, The News-Gazette

Despite missing out on target point guard Xavier Simpson last week, Illinois has another chance to land a recruit from the class of 2016. Milwaukee product Te'Jon Lucas recently announced that he will be making his decision on Wednesday, meaning Illinois has a shot at adding some back court depth heading into the 2016-17 season.

Lucas is between USC, Old Dominion, and Illinois. If John Groce misses out on yet another key recruit, then we could see the Fighting Illini running into some serious depth trouble in the future. Let's hope that this one goes our way!

"Two games in, Illinois ranks second in the conference with a scoring average of 48, and number 1 in scoring defense, allowing 1.5 points a contest."

- Kedric Prince, Quad Cities Online

It is undeniable that the Illini have yet to be tested, as they've blown out both of their first two opponents by a total of 93 points. The numbers don't lie, as Illinois, despite facing inferior competition, has climbed the ladder in the Big Ten leaderboards and risen to the top of the standings.

The first true test for Illinois will come this next weekend when the Fighting Illini travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels on the road. While the numbers have been great for Wes Lunt and company, don't expect the trend to continue, as Illinois will enter Chapel Hill as underdogs for the first time this season.

"With the constantly expanding landscape of social media, the Illinois men's gymnastics team is excited to announce its 2015-16 social media attack strategy."

- FightingIllini.com

Illinois' men's gymnastics team will be keeping social media followers intrigued on a daily basis as they plan to launch a fun and exciting social media campaign. Each day of the week will showcase a different feature of the men's gymnastics team in order to promote the program. There is Muscle Monday, Trick Tuesday, Wipeout Wednesday, and so on and so forth.

Overall, this should be a great way to generate some excitement for the program and show just how much hard work and effort gets put into the men's gymnastics at the University of Illinois. Make sure to follow @IlliniMGym so you don't miss any of the action!