Big news for John Groce and the Fighting Illini. According to multiple reports, five-star forward Kris Wilkes (IN) has included Illinois on his updated college list. Wilkes has eliminated Xavier and UConn, leaving just UCLA and Indiana as the program’s only remaining competition.
2017 five-star forward Kris Wilkes has cut Xavier and UConn from his top five. Illinois, UCLA and Indiana remain.— Jordan Wells (@JWellsTH) October 7, 2016
Wilkes is currently rated as the nation’s No. 18 overall player by 247Sports. The 6-foot-8 wing took an official visit to Champaign in early September.