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Lincoln-Way East center Hayven Smith commits to Illinois

Shauna Green picks up her first in-state prospect.

Twitter: @SmithHayven

Shauna Green isn’t stopping with one good season at Illinois — she’s looking ahead to the future.

Illinois women’s basketball’s head coach picked up her first in-state commitment Wednesday afternoon when center Hayven Smith announced her intent to join the Illini.

Smith, a 2024 prospect, currently attends Lincoln-Way East. She’s 6-foot-6.

“I’m beyond excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Illinois!” Smith wrote. “Huge thank you to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today.”

According to Prep Girls Hoops, Smith had offers from Big Ten rival Purdue, as well as Harvard and Butler.

As a junior, Smith averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game.