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2017 point guard Paul Scruggs will take an unofficial visit to Illinois next week

Good morning. Welcome to the Orange Minute for Thursday, June 9.

One of Fighting Illini basketball's top targets will be visiting Champaign sometime next week. According to Zach Osterman, five-star point guard Paul Scruggs (Southport, IN) will be on hand for a campus visit. An exact date for the trip has yet to be reported.

The 6-foot-4 prospect is the No. 25 player in 247Sports' class-of-2017 rankings; the composite rankings, however, have him at No. 31 overall, which is technically four-star range. Scruggs narrowed his list to eight schools at the end of May, and he's recently been working on setting up a string of campus visits.


Illinois Football News

Standouts from Illinois' Dallas satellite camp (Scout)

There was a huge turnout (over 500 players) at the Fighting Illini satellite camp near Dallas yesterday. Here are five prospects who performed well in front of the coaching staff.

Three-star DE Lashawn Paulino-Bell includes Illini in Top 10 (TCR)

Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Georgia are also involved for the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Florida native. He'd be a fantastic addition a huge area of weakness for Illinois.

Illinois Basketball News

Freshman PG Te'Jon Lucas reports to Illinois today (TCR)

The lone Fighting Illini freshman will arrive in Champaign at some point this morning. How will he fit in with the 2016-17 roster? Will he be challenging Tracy Abrams for early playing time?

Da'Monte Williams plummets in ESPN, Scout rankings (TCR)

The Illinois commit fell out of the Top-100 in both of the updated rankings. That may be a cause for concern, but fans shouldn't worry too much about the combo guard's development -- at least not yet.