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Illinois Basketball offers 2019 point guard Markese Jacobs during unofficial campus visit

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While taking an unofficial visit to Champaign on Wednesday, class-of-2019 point guard Markese Jacobs picked up a scholarship offer from Fighting Illini basketball. The explosive 5-foot-10 guard already has another offer from Kansas, and he's shaping up to be one of the top players from Illinois.

Joe Henricksen of the Chicago Sun-Times had some great things to say about the sophomore last month. After dominating 15u competition this Summer, Henricksen is projecting Jacobs to be a 'no-brainer high-major prospect'.

The explosive, power-packed lead guard is a bundle of talent and athleticism. Jacobs has the dynamic ability to put constant pressure on the opposition with his ball skills and quick, explosive burst off the dribble. Throw in a good, but not yet polished jumper and the offensive package is scary.

Surprisingly, Jacobs isn't the first class-of-2019 guard to receive a scholarship offer from Illinois. John Groce and his assistants have also been scouting La Lumiere's Tyger Campbell and St. Joseph's Marquise Walker. Walker in particular will be name to watch closely over the coming years, as he's already labeled Illinois as his favorite school.

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