John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.
The Illini are a bridesmaid once again.
John Groce is casting perhaps the widest net in Illini recruiting history.
Curie doesn’t have any wins right now, but it has a chance to win state still.
When it comes to weekends, Illini Nation’s was about on par with Bernie’s.
Adding insult to injury, Chicago Curie’s Cliff Alexander poured salt in the wounds of Illini Nation.
Illini Nation will collectively hold its breath until 3 p.m. today, when Young center Jahlil Okafor and Curie power forward Cliff Alexander make their collegiate decisions.
Even if the recruiting sky does fall in today, it’s hardly the end of the world for the Illinois program.
Remarkably, for the third year in a row, the Windy City is home to the No. 1 high school basketball player in America, with rising Whitney Young senior Jahlil Okafor following in the large footsteps of prior Public League phenoms Jabari Parker (2013) and Anthony Davis (2012).