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Facts - What Happened with Jeremy Fears Jr. (IlliniGuys Exclusive)

Facts - What Happened with Jeremy Fears Jr. (IlliniGuys Exclusive)

Jeremy Fears committed earlier today to Michigan State.  What really happened?  Director of Recruiting, Kedric Prince, provides his insight.

By Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting

January 6, 2022

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Spotlight on Basketball Recruiting:  Catching Up With 2022 Illini Commit Jayden Epps

Spotlight on Basketball Recruiting: Catching Up With 2022 Illini Commit Jayden Epps

Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

December 27, 2021

Illini-commit Jayden Epps courtesy of Virginian-Pilot

Illinois assistant coach Chester Frazier put his name on the map early upon arrival in Champaign.

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Recruiting:  Akil Watson recaps weekend visit

Recruiting: Akil Watson recaps weekend visit

December 14, 2021

This past weekend it was easy to be caught up in one of the biggest non-conference basketball games at the State Farm Center in decades.

If ever there was a time to have one of the nation's top prospects on campus, this was it. Akil Watson, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward from Roselle, New Jersey, saw one of the best college basketball games at the State Farm Center in a while.

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Ayo Dosunmu Still Impacting Illinois Recruiting

Ayo Dosunmu Still Impacting Illinois Recruiting

December 13, 2021

Oct. 19, 2017, is the date Illinois basketball changed for the better in the late 2000s. Former All-American guard Ayo Dosunmu committed on that date to the Fighting Illini.

Dosunmu, the five-star recruit, picked Illinois over Cincinnati, Florida State, Butler, Iowa State, Kansas, Marquette, Missouri, Oklahoma State, USC, Texas A & M, and Xavier.

Everything about Dosunmu, from my first conversation to my last, has been nothing but first-class; you do not expect an 18-year-old young man to have that kind of charisma and professionalism at the same time.

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Recruiting: Illini Land Baylor Big Man Transfer Dainja

Recruiting: Illini Land Baylor Big Man Transfer Dainja

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After adding three dynamic athletes in the backcourt and on the wing earlier this fall, the Illini found their big man in the transfer portal when former top 100 recruit Dain Dainja visited and pulled the trigger. Dainja transferred from Baylor after sitting out as a freshman and battling an injury that caused him to struggle this season in three games before jumping into the portal.

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Basketball Recruiting - Jeremy Fears Jr. Update

Basketball Recruiting - Jeremy Fears Jr. Update

By Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting

Nov. 24,2021

It has been a while since Illini Nation got the latest update on 2023 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Joliet, Illinois, Jeremy Fears Jr. who plays his high school basketball at La Lumiere Prep.

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"23 for 23" - 2023 Basketball Recruiting Hot Board

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Recruiting: Illinois Gets Its Man - Ty Rodgers Will Wear Orange and Blue

Recruiting: Illinois Gets Its Man - Ty Rodgers Will Wear Orange and Blue

Illinois made it clear this year that it wanted two outstanding guards in the class of 2022 and one dominant wing. Both guards signed are four-star recruits: Sencire Harris is a 6-foot-3, 160-pound combo guard from Akron, Ohio, and Jayden Epps is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard from Suffolk, Virginia.

Now add Ty Rodgers, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound small forward originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan, who recently transferred to Thornton High School in Harvey, Illinois. 

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Sturdyfor30 Quick Hitter- Ty Rodgers is an Illini

Sturdyfor30 Quick Hitter- Ty Rodgers is an Illini

Sturdy breaks down the Ty Rodgers commitment and what […]

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Illini Add Rodgers

Illini Add Rodgers

By Brad Sturdy - IlliniGuys Insider/Analyst November 17, 2021 […]

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Recruiting: Exclusive Q & A with Illinois commit Morez Johnson

Recruiting: Exclusive Q & A with Illinois commit Morez Johnson

The Fighting Illini picked up a big-time recruit Morez Johnson from Chicago's  St. Rita High School, a 2024 nationally ranked prospect. Johnson is a  6-foot-7 power forward who many consider the best stretch-four Illinois coach Brad Underwood has recruited since he arrived at Illinois.

St. Rita's head basketball coach Roshawn Russell did a podcast for Brad Sturdy's 'Sturdy for 30'.

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Recruiting: What they're saying about the Illini's newest commit Morez Johnson

Recruiting: What they're saying about the Illini's newest commit Morez Johnson

On Friday, Illinois picked up an amazing basketball commit.  Morez Johnson is a 6-foot-7 power forward from Chicago’s St. Rita High and most feel he is the number one prospect in the state in the class of 2024. Johnson is already a four-star player at such an early age.

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Sturdyfor30-Chicago St. Rita Coach Roshawn Russell Discusses Morez Johnson

Sturdyfor30-Chicago St. Rita Coach Roshawn Russell Discusses Morez Johnson

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Recruiting: 2024 PF Morez Johnson commits to Illini

Recruiting: 2024 PF Morez Johnson commits to Illini

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Sturdy's Insider Notes - Nov. 1st

Sturdy's Insider Notes - Nov. 1st

November 1, 2021

IlliniGuys Insider Brad Sturdy tips off the week with some notes from basketball practice, including some good news on Austin Hutcherson.

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