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.
And 2017 Southport G Paul Scruggs said he'll visit Illinois next week. Another priority #iubb target in-state.— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) June 8, 2016
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
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.
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
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?
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.