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17. Jalen BRUNSON Height: 6’-2” Weight: 193 Position: PG Wingspan: 6’-3” High School (State): Stevenson (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Mac Irvin Fire (Nike) Commitment: Villanova Wildcats Breakdown: Jalen Brunson is arguably the top pure point guard nationally, and the son of a former Temple Owls standout, Rick Brunson. At several times during his recruitment it ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:00 am
Things can and do change quickly on the college basketball trail and 6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas of Lancaster (TX) may be a case in point of that. Just last week, Oklahoma State and Illinois were believed to be frontrunners in landing Thomas for college. When Thomas’ friend Admon Gilder picked Texas A&M last week, the Aggies begin generating ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:19 am
The first opportunity for prospects from the Class of 2015 to sign a letter of intent with the college basketball program of their choice (if they are going to) is just a month away, as November 12 marks the beginning of the early signing period. With that in mind, it was time to put our ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 13, 2014, 3:26 am
40. Jalen COLEMAN Height: 6’-3” 1/2 Weight: 170 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-4” High School (State): La Lumiere School (IN) Club Team (Affiliation): All Ohio Red (Nike) Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: Head coach John Groce has ensured Illinois doesn’t have a shortage of backcourt prospects during his tenure at the program, and the Illinois addition ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 10, 2014, 1:54 pm
Arguably the top pure point guard in the country, Stevenson (IL) lead guard Jalen Brunson, announced his commitment to Villanova over Illinois on Wednesday, bringing a tremendously talented backcourt prospect to a program that has successfully developed many such players in recent years. The son of former Temple standout Rick Brunson, Jalen Brunson absolutely blew up ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 11, 2014, 3:52 am
49. Charles MATTHEWS Height: 6’-6” 1/2 Weight: 180 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-8” 1/2 High School (State): St. Rita (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Meanstreets (Nike) Commitment: Kentucky Wildcats Breakdown: In late February, Matthews picked Kentucky over a list of finalists which included Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State and Marquette. A one-time top-10 recruit in the 2015 class, Matthews ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 5, 2014, 11:54 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Michael Finke6'-9"PFCentennial (IL)HSSigned
LeRon Black6'-7"PFWhite Station (TN)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
DJ Williams6'-7"SFSimeon (IL)HSVerbal
Aaron Jordan6'-4"SGPlainfield East (IL)HSVerbal
Jalen Coleman-Lands6'-4"SGLa Lumiere School (IN)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Position
Height
School (State)
Type
Status
Malcolm Hill6'-5"SGBelleville East (IL)HSSigned
Maverick Morgan6'-10"CSpringboro (OH)HSSigned
Kendrick Nunn6'-3"SGSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Jaylon Tate6'-1"PGSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Austin Colbert6'-9"PFGill St. Bernard (NJ)HSSigned

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Tracy Abrams 6′-1″ PG Mount Carmel (IL) HS Signed
Nnanna Egwu 6′-10″ C St. Ignatius (IL) HS Signed
Mycheal Henry 6′-6″ SF Orr (IL) HS Signed
Mike Shaw 6′-8″ PF De La Salle (IL) HS Signed
Devin Langford 6′-7″ SF Lee (AL) HS Signed
Ibrahima Djimde 6′-9″ PF Huntington Prep (WV) HS Signed

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