Illinois Lands a Gem Four-Star Wing

By Kedric Prince – Director of Recruiting

February 15, 2021

Illinois basketball assistant coach Orlando Antigua strikes again.

When one door closes, the Fighting Illini find another crack and open it up. That is precisely what they did to land Ramses (RJ) Melendez, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward from Central Pointe Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida.

IlliniGuys asked Melendez to tell Illini Nation why he picked the Illini.

“The coaches are always checking in with me, especially Coach Antigua; we talk almost every day; I was hoping to set up a Zoom meeting with them, but . . .

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