Basketball Recruitment

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Jayden Epps
Position: Point Guard
Height & weight: 6'2" 195
School & Town: King's Fork HS, Suffolk, VA
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Committed!!  July 13, 2021

Analyst’s Take:

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Sencire Harris
Position: Combo Guard
Height & weight: 6'3" 170
School & Town: St. Vincent-St. Mary's, Akron, OH
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Committed July 2021!!

Analyst’s Take:

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Ty Rodgers
Position: Small Forward
Height & weight: 6'5" 175
School & Town: Thornton Township HS, Harvey, IL
Class: 2022
AAU Team: Meanstreets
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Analyst’s Take:

Had a great visit to campus during the Maryland football game and the Illinois staff has been in to see him four times since the visitation period opened.

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A.J. Casey
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'8" 180
School & Town: Whitney Young HS, Chicago, IL
Class: 2022
AAU Team: Meanstreets
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Analyst’s Take:

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Denzel Aberdeen
Position: Point Guard
Height & weight: 6'4" 175
School & Town: Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, FL
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 3

Description:

Analyst’s Take:

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Felix Okpara
Position: Center
Height & weight: 6'10" 220
School & Town: Hamilton Heights Christian, Chattanooga, TN
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Analyst’s Take:

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Dominick Barlow
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'9" 205
School & Town: St. Benedict Prep, Newark, NJ
Class: 2022
AAU Team: Renaissance Hoops
Composite Rating: 3

Description:

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Mady Traore
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'11" 195
School & Town: National Christian Academy, Cumberland, MD
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

The native of France has a 7'3" wingspan.  He's an excellent shot blocker who has developed a nice outside shot.

Analyst’s Take:

Quiet at the moment, but the Illini are still in the game.  Chester Frazier recruited him at Virginia Tech, so no ground lost on familiarity.  Kansas is also in the mix.

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Jarace Walker
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'7" 220
School & Town: IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 5

Description:

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Danilo Jovanovich
Position: Small Forward
Height & weight: 6'6" 180
School & Town: Whitnall HS, Greenfield, WI
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 3

Description:

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Danny Wolf
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'10" 220
School & Town: Northfield Mount Hermon (MA), Chicago, IL
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 2

Description:

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Christ Essandoko
Position: Center
Height & weight: 6'11" 260
School & Town: Winston-Salem Prep, Paris, France
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 3

Description:

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Jaxon Kohler
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'8" 250
School & Town: Southern California Academy, American Fork, UT
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

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Otega Oweh
Position: Shooting Guard
Height & weight: 6'4" 180
School & Town: Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Talented shooting guard who ranks in the top 100 nationally.  Penn State is in hot pursuit as is Seton Hall and other Big East schools.

Analyst’s Take:

Committed to Oklahoma on October 1st.

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Cam Whitmore
Position: Small Forward
Height & weight: 6'6" 200
School & Town: Archbishop Spalding HS, Severn, MD
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Analyst’s Take:

Committed to Villanova - October 2021.

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Braden Huff
Position: Power Forward
Height & weight: 6'9" 200
School & Town: Glenbard West, Glen Ellyn, IL
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

One of the top players in Illinois in the upcoming senior class.  Huff has offers from Creighton, DePaul, Minnesota, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.

Analyst’s Take:

Committed to Gonzaga - September 27th

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Cameron Corhen
Position: Center
Height & weight: 6'9" 205
School & Town: John Paul II, Allen, TX
Class: 2022
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 3

Description:

High motor big man, stretches the floor.  Cam has at least 17 offers including Arizona State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, and Virginia Tech.

Analyst’s Take:

Committed to Florida State September 2021

 

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Jaden Schutt
Position: Shooting Guard
Height & weight: 6'5" 175
School & Town: Yorkville Christian, Yorkville, IL
Class: 2022
AAU Team: Illinois Wolves
Composite Rating: 3

Description:

Arguably the nation's best pure shooter in the 2022 class.  Numerous offers.

Analyst’s Take:

Commits to Duke 09.03.21

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Jeremy Fears
Position: Point Guard
Height & weight: 6'1" 165
School & Town: LaLumiere School, LaPorte, IN
Class: 2023
AAU Team:
Composite Rating: 4

Description:

Analyst’s Take:

The Joliet native doesn't hide his love for the Illini and neither does his family.  Fears Jr. had a tremendous visit to campus for the Maryland game and plans to return for the Illini-Arizona game in December.  He wants to see and feel the energy of State Farm Center, so make sure to show him love!

Indiana is in hot pursuit as is several others.

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Ty Pence
Position: Small Forward
Height & weight: 6'6" 180
School & Town: St. Joseph-Ogden HS, St. Joseph, IL
Class: 2023
AAU Team: Mid Pro
Composite Rating:

Description:

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