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.
Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.
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.
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).