Fighting Illini basketball has made the cut for another four-star prospect. Class-of-2017 wing Abu Kigab has announced a top six of Illinois, UCLA, Oregon, California, Tennessee, and USC. The 6-foot-7 Canadian is currently the No. 83 overall player in 247Sports' composite rankings. According to Scout's Evan Daniels, Kigab has already scheduled a September 10 visit to Eugene.
2017 forward Abu Kigab has narrowed his list to USC, Oregon, Tennessee, Illinois, California & UCLA. Will visit Oregon on September 10th.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 4, 2016
UPDATE (8/4 at 4:30pm)
According to Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper, Kigab will take an official visit to Illinois from September 16-18.
Just talked w/ top-100 wing @Abu_Kigab23. Confirmed #Illini official visit on Sept. 16-18. Excited for that. Talks w/ Dustin Ford every day.— Derek Piper (@DPiperScout) August 4, 2016
Kigab played on the Nike EYBL 17u circuit this Summer with the Oakland Soldiers. According to his game log, he averaged 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
The Fighting Illini still have three available scholarships to use on the class-of-2017. While it appears a few other players may be above Kigab on the priority list, the program has been looking to add another wing. Nevertheless, this will be another name to keep an eye on as the coaching staff continues to schedule official visits for the coming months.
Abu Kigab Highlights (15 months old)