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Illinois’ Chester Frazier giving recruits a new home to view

Illinois’ Chester Frazier giving recruits a new home to view

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The incoming class of 2021 ready and waiting

The incoming class of 2021 ready and waiting

First, let us clear the air when talking to Luke Goode, Ramses "RJ" Melendez and Brandin Podziemski. All three are fully committed to Illinois and plan to be ready to go come June when classes start.

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Illinois top prep in the class of 2022 resurfaces

Illinois top prep in the class of 2022 resurfaces

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Sturdyfor30 - Assistant Coaches

Sturdyfor30 - Assistant Coaches

Brandon Wildman and Sturdy break down the departures of […]

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East Coast big man Mady Traoré from France eyes Illini

East Coast big man Mady Traoré from France eyes Illini

There is a real good chance Illinois may add another critical piece to the class of 2022. IlliniGuys.com would like you to meet four-star recruit Mady Traoré, a 6-foot-11, 195-pound power forward from France who attends National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland.

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Sturdyfor30 - Super Saturday

Sturdyfor30 - Super Saturday

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"Sturdy's Take" - IlliniGuys.com speaks with high-scoring guard transfer Alfonso Plummer

“Illinois has everything I am looking for in a school and more. I liked all the schools that were interested in me - Florida, Georgia, Texas Tech, and Yale,” Plummer said.

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Illini land Utah transfer guard Plummer

Illini land Utah transfer guard Plummer

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Illini put their Best foot forward for '22 guard prospect

Illini put their Best foot forward for '22 guard prospect

With the recent commitments of Storr and Bass, the spotlight is back on Noah Best, a 6'5" point guard from Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, New York.

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2021 Sharpshooter Brandin Podziemski commits to Illinois

2021 Sharpshooter Brandin Podziemski commits to Illinois

It is not often that Illinois goes head-to-head with the likes of Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest, and wins a key recruiting battle for a highly coveted recruit at a position of need.

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Sturdyfor30 - Welcome Podz Podcast

Sturdyfor30 - Welcome Podz Podcast

The Illini added 6'6 scoring machine Brandin Podziemski to […]

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Brandin Podziemski Set to Decide Today

Brandin Podziemski Set to Decide Today

It’s decision day for Wisconsin Mr. Basketball Brandin Podziemski on Tuesday

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2023 Intro - Ty Pence

2023 Intro - Ty Pence

2023 Intro - Ty Pence As the Illini navigate […]

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Numbers alone do not tell Omar Payne's worth

Numbers alone do not tell Omar Payne's worth

[AAU coach] Ricks said Illinois was not the only school with an eye for talented players because Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU, Marquette, Miami, North Carolina State, Georgia, and Texas all pursued Payne as soon as he entered the transfer portal in late March.

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Sturdyfor30 with Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood

Sturdyfor30 with Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood

Brad Underwood joins Sturdy to discuss a myriad of […]

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