Q & A with freshman wing Luke Goode
Fort Wayne, Indiana, native Luke Goode was the first to commit to Illinois in the class of 2021. Goode was a four-star recruit who many did not know a lot about. Michigan State's head coach Tom Izzo, the dean of the Big Ten basketball coaches, hotly pursued Goode. Izzo followed Goode's football games and made every effort to pursue his services. But in the end, Brad Underwood won the battle and now the 6'7" wing wears orange and blue. Along with Goode in the 2021 freshman class is Wisconsin's Mr. Basketball Brandin Podziemski and Florida prep star R.J. Melendez.