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4-star G Jayden Epps commits to Illinois

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Epps is a top 70 player nationally with some impressive offers.

Kristen Zeis // The Virginian-Pilot

Jayden Epps, a four-star guard out of Suffolk, Va., has committed to Illinois per his Twitter.

The 2022 addition held offers from Kansas, Arkansas, Florida, and Texas A&M among others and is listed as a top 65-player nationally.

At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Epps is a big guard with a unique ability to both rise above defenders with his jump shot and also invite and finish against contact around the rim.

Epps joins fellow backcourt mates Sencire Harris and Reggie Bass in the class of 2022. Here’s a look at the updated scholarship chart, assuming Kofi Cockburn does NOT return to Illinois next season. The Illini await a decision from him coming Friday.