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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illini Basketball Hosts Key Transfer Portal Prospects

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illini Basketball Hosts Key Transfer Portal Prospects

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April 13, 2024

This weekend, the Illinois men's basketball team is eagerly hosting pivotal transfer portal prospects, signaling the possibility of significant additions to their roster. Here's a breakdown of the prospects and predictions regarding their potential recruitment:

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Portal Kombat: Illini Edition, Vol. III

Portal Kombat: Illini Edition, Vol. III

April 13, 2024

Here are the very latest notes from IlliniGuys Insider/Analyst Brad Sturdy and IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting Kedric Prince as Illinois enters a crucial weekend in the transfer portal!

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Chester Frazier Leaving Illinois for Assistant Coach Position at West Virginia

Chester Frazier Leaving Illinois for Assistant Coach Position at West Virginia

West Virginia first-year head coach Darian DeVries has hired away Illinois assistant coach Chester Frazier to his staff in Morgantown. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

April 12, 2024

CHAMPAIGN — Chester Frazier is leaving the assistant coach position at his alma mater to join the first-year staff led by West Virginia’s new head coach Darian DeVries. 

IlliniGuys.com can confirm Frazier has agreed to end his tenure as an assistant coach to Illinois head coach Brad Underwood to become an assistant coach at West Virginia. The move comes nearly one month away from Frazier being in Champaign three full years after joining the staff in May 2021 of the program where he played from 2006-09. 

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Illinois Women's Basketball Pursues Top Recruit Taliyah Henderson

Illinois Women's Basketball Pursues Top Recruit Taliyah Henderson

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April 12, 2024

All eyes are on the Illinois women’s program as they play host to Taliyah Henderson for an official visit, a coveted four-star wing hailing from Tucson, Arizona (Salpointe Catholic H.S.).

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IlliniGuys Staff Thoughts on Tre White

IlliniGuys Staff Thoughts on Tre White

April 11, 2024

Let's take a look at what the IlliniGuys Staff has to say about the newest Illini Tre White. 

Brad Sturdy

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Terrence Shannon Jr. & University of Illinois End Civil Court Fight Following Conclusion of 2023-24 Basketball Season

Terrence Shannon Jr. & University of Illinois End Civil Court Fight Following Conclusion of 2023-24 Basketball Season

With the conclusion of the 2023-24 season and Terrence Shannon Jr. declaring his intention to enter the 2024 NBA Draft, the former Illini player and university have ended their civil court fight. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

April 11, 2024

CHAMPAIGN — Just three days following the national championship game to conclude the 2023-24 men’s college basketball season, both sides involved in Terrence Shannon’s civil court battle have agreed to move on from the situation.

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Understanding the Tre White Addition, A Calculated Move for Illinois

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Understanding the Tre White Addition, A Calculated Move for Illinois

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April 10, 2024

When IlliniGuys announced the commitment of Tre White, a 6-foot-7 transfer from Louisville, it sent ripples of surprise through Illini Nation.

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Illinois Boosts Its Basketball Lineup with Louisville Transfer Tre White

Illinois Boosts Its Basketball Lineup with Louisville Transfer Tre White

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting April 9, 2024 […]

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Portal Kombat: Illini Edition, Vol. II

Portal Kombat: Illini Edition, Vol. II

April 9, 2024

(Cover photo courtesy Arizona Athletics)

If you've been hanging around with us these past few years, you know the transfer portal isn't for the faint of heart.  Face-to-face conversations as you work on retaining your current players while holding Zoom or phone calls with interested transfers...who are also talking to other schools.

Two words:

Portal Kombat!

Two more words:

It's nuts!!!

But, we've got IlliniGuys Insider & Analyst Brad Sturdy and IlliniGuys.com's Director of Recruiting Kedric Prince having their own conversations.  They post several times a day inside the IlliniGuys message forums with the latest updates.  Here's a quick sample of some of the latest chatter:

(And by the way...we are just getting word of a potential major development.  Stay with IlliniGuys.com for the very latest!)

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - The NCAA Transfer Portal's Impact on High School Recruiting

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - The NCAA Transfer Portal's Impact on High School Recruiting

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April 9, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of college basketball, the NCAA Transfer Portal has become a pivotal factor in reshaping the dynamics of high school recruiting. The recent decision of Jase Butler, a highly touted four-star recruit, to open up his recruitment highlights the shifting tides in the recruitment process.

The 6-foot-4 180-pound Butler, a Combo Guard from Point Reyes Station, CA, has undeniable talent and potential. Regardless of where he ultimately lands, his future appears to be promising. However, his situation proves a trend coming: the transfer portal's influence on high school prospects.

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup: AJ Storr Update

Ked's Recruiting Roundup: AJ Storr Update

By Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April 8th, 2024

(Photo courtesy Wisconsin Athletics)

One of the most sought-after transfers in the NCAA portal this year is Wisconsin sophomore - and Rockford native - AJ Storr. IlliniGuys recently had an exclusive interview with AJ's mother, Annette Brandy, to shed some light on the latest developments in his recruitment.

Storr is a 6-foot-7 shooting guard who averaged an impressive 16.8 points per game and 3.9 rebounds for the Badgers last year and as a result he's a highly sought-after player in this spring's transfer portal and is being pursued by several major programs.

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Incoming Illini Freshman Guard Jase Butler Decommits

Incoming Illini Freshman Guard Jase Butler Decommits

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April x, 2024

In a surprising turn of events, highly touted freshman guard Jase Butler has decided to decommit from Illinois, signaling a shift in the team's recruitment strategy.

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Illini Guard Adalia McKenzie Talks WBIT Championship With The IlliniGuys, Presented by HX Home Solutions

Illini Guard Adalia McKenzie Talks WBIT Championship With The IlliniGuys, Presented by HX Home Solutions

(Editor's note: IlliniGal Adalia McKenzie appears each week on […]

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Ked Goes One-on-One with Potential Toledo Transfer Dante Maddox Jr.

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Ked Goes One-on-One with Potential Toledo Transfer Dante Maddox Jr.

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

April 6, 2024

Dante Maddox Jr., a transfer from Toledo, has recently emerged as a top prospect for several prominent programs. The scoring guard is 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Originally from Bloom Township High School, his name has garnered attention in collegiate basketball circles.

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Illini Reserve Center Dain Dainja Transfers to Memphis

Illini Reserve Center Dain Dainja Transfers to Memphis

By IlliniGuys Staff April 5, 2024 (Photo courtesy Illinois […]

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