Class-of-2018 prospects Jordan Lathon (MO) and Kaden Archie (TX) are the latest players to pick up scholarship offers from Fighting Illini basketball.
Lathon, a 6-foot-4 guard, is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, and he’s received prior offers from Northwestern, Iowa State, Wake Forest, Colorado, and DePaul. Other programs that have shown interest include Butler, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Virginia, and Wichita State.
Archie, a 6-foot-6 wing, burst onto the recruiting scene this month. The three-star prospect picked up scholarships from Texas, Florida, Oklahoma State, SMU, and LSU following the first evaluation period, and a host of other high-major programs are beginning to show interest as well.
As it stands now, the Orange and Blue have five open roster spots to use on the 2018 recruiting class. That figure may change in the coming weeks if Brad Underwood opts for additional multi-year players this offseason. Make sure to check out our Illinois Scholarship Grid for a visual breakdown of the situation.