Illinois Staff Always Has a Plan in Recruiting – 2022 PF Recruit Jai Smith

By Kedric Prince – Director of Recruiting

January 27, 2021

The fruit in any college athletic program is the ability to recruit. Illinois men’s basketball team assistant coaches Orlando Antigua, Chin Coleman, and Stephen Gentry work to keep the talent level at Illinois on par with other top programs in the Big Ten Conference.

Head coach Brad Underwood, in his fourth year, has definitely upgraded the talent level. The staff sometimes swings and misses, but always seems to move on to the next target with a plan.

They are very good at evaluating talent. For example, former Illini . . .

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