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Illinois offers 2018 SF Anthony Higgs

Higgs would add immediate height.

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Brad Underwood is going to fill some of the Illinois’ three open scholarships at some point this summer, either with graduate transfers or incoming freshmen.

Well, he might be going the freshman route (at least for one spot) based on a Monday afternoon tweet from Anthony Higgs, who announced he has received a scholarship offer from Illinois.

Higgs is a 6-foot-8 small forward from Perry Hall in Nottingham, Maryland. Originally committed to Ole Miss, he received a release from his commitment after a coaching change in March.

He is ranked at the 13th best 2018 prospect in Maryland, and the Illini can use anyone who is raw at this point — added bonus for having been committed once to a big SEC school.

Higgs would be able to join the team immediately and become the Illini’s second-tallest player, only behind Giorgi Bezhanishvili with Samba Kane still unable to officially join the team this summer.

As we learn more about Higgs, we’ll update. For now, watch some highlights from his 2016-17 season.