Basketball

Illinois Recruit Morez Johnson Explains Why He Changed Schools

Illinois Recruit Morez Johnson Explains Why He Changed Schools

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

June 4, 2023

The Illini prize 2024 basketball recruit Morez Johnson went public late last week that he would be leaving St. Rita High School for Thorton for the 2023-24 school year. 

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Heat Checks and Hail Marys – EYBL in Memphis

Heat Checks and Hail Marys – EYBL in Memphis

Mike Cagley, Co-Host IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular June 3, 2023 […]

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Illinois Prep Standout Hayven Smith is Happy to be a Future Illini

Illinois Prep Standout Hayven Smith is Happy to be a Future Illini

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

June 2, 2023

The Illinois women's basketball program has solidified its post-play for the future.

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What Does It Mean for Illinois to Land Jeremiah Williams?

What Does It Mean for Illinois to Land Jeremiah Williams?

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

Cover Photo Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

June 2, 2023

The day started gloomy for Illini Nation at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday.

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Chicago Native Jeremiah Williams Announces Transfer to Illinois

Chicago Native Jeremiah Williams Announces Transfer to Illinois

The 6-foot-4 point guard, who suffered a severe achilles injury last season, will be transferring to Illinois making the Illini his third college program in any many seasons. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

June 1, 2023

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Jeremiah Williams will be attempting a revival of his college basketball career in his home state. 

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Illini Pivot As Point Guard Target RayJ Dennis Commits To Baylor

Illini Pivot As Point Guard Target RayJ Dennis Commits To Baylor

By Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting

June 1, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Toledo Athletics)

The spring-long chase of coveted Toledo point guard RayJ Dennis ended today as the Mid American Conference Player of the Year spurned Illinois and chose to finish his college career at Baylor. 

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Decision Day II: Can The Illini Complete Their Pre-Summer Trifecta?

Decision Day II: Can The Illini Complete Their Pre-Summer Trifecta?

By Brad Sturdy - Co-Host of the IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular and host of the "Sturdy For 30" podcast

June 1, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Toledo Athletics)

We will finally find out what Ray J Dennis is going to do after 2 months of Portal Combat, Obviously, this is an important piece to the Illinois puzzle, but the Illini got a massive pair of puzzle pieces back on Wednesday night when Coleman Hawkins and Terrence Shannon announced their return. Let's look at that first before we break down the Dennis recruitment:

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Coleman Hawkins Returning to Illini For Fourth Season of College Basketball

Coleman Hawkins Returning to Illini For Fourth Season of College Basketball

6-foot-10 forward Coleman Hawkins has withdrawn from NBA Draft and elected to return to the Illinois men’s basketball program the upcoming 2023-24 season. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 31, 2023

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Coleman Hawkins will get to enjoy a ‘Senior Night’ celebration at State Farm Center. 

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Terrence Shannon Announces Return to Illinois for 2023-24 Season

Terrence Shannon Announces Return to Illinois for 2023-24 Season

(Cover photo courtesy Steve Snider/IlliniGuys)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In what was designed to be a one-off special at Illinois, there will now be a sequel for Terrence Shannon Jr.

The Illinois guard, who just finished his only season with the Illini as a transfer player with a first-team, All-Big Ten Conference campaign, announced on social media (fill in the day of the week) his plans to forego the 2023 NBA Draft in order to return to the Illini program for his fifth year of college basketball. 

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‘These guys care’: Elite Careers of Illini Golf Duo End in NCAA Quarterfinals

‘These guys care’: Elite Careers of Illini Golf Duo End in NCAA Quarterfinals

Illinois fifth-year seniors Adrien Dumont de Chassart and Tommy […]

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‘It’s an L - plain and simple’: Illinois Falls Just Short Again of National Championship Run

‘It’s an L - plain and simple’: Illinois Falls Just Short Again of National Championship Run

Illinois loses two matches in the 2023 NCAA Men’s […]

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The Final Countdown: Illini Insider Brad Sturdy Gives His Take On Where Players Will Be Come Wednesday

The Final Countdown: Illini Insider Brad Sturdy Gives His Take On Where Players Will Be Come Wednesday

May 29, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Illinois Athletics)

IlliniGuys.com insiders went to bed last night knowing the latest on where potential future Illini will play this fall, as decision day quickly approaches with the NBA Draft entry deadline to stay in the draft or return to school is this Wednesday.

IlliniGuys Insider/Analyst Brad Sturdy gave his take last night on where things stand and which way players are leaning.

The latest is here:

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IlliniGuys Q&A With New Women's Assistant Basketball Coach Britney Anderson

IlliniGuys Q&A With New Women's Assistant Basketball Coach Britney Anderson

May 29, 2023 (Editor's Note: New Illini women's assistant […]

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Illini Maintain Team Lead After Three Days of NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

Illini Maintain Team Lead After Three Days of NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

Illinois posts second consecutive under-par total in the NCAA […]

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Historic Second Round Has Illini Leading NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

Historic Second Round Has Illini Leading NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

Illinois posts the second-lowest team score in a NCAA […]

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