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  1. Five-star power forward planning official visit to UCLA

    Sep 27, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    (adidas Gauntlet)

    The elite power forward has already set up visits to Kansas and Kentucky.

  2. Report: Four-star point guard expected to announce college decision next week

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armor

    Jawun Evans is currently visiting Oklahoma State, and he visited Illinois last weekend.

  3. Four-star 2015 shooting guard commits to Illinois

    Sep 23, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Jon Lopez/Nike

    Illinois now has three commitments in the Class of 2015, and there’s still a five-star point guard on the board that they’re pursuing.

  4. CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: Boston College, Illinois, LSU have big visitors

    Sep 19, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    johnnyjones

    News and notes from around the world of college basketball recruiting.

  5. Mixtape of 2015 point guard Jawun Evans (VIDEO)

    Sep 14, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armor

    A summer mixtape of 2015 point guard Jawun Evans.

  6. Illinois starting point guard suffers season-ending knee injury

    Sep 11, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

    Tracy Abrams

    Tracy Abrams will redshirt and return for his fifth year in 2015-16.

  7. Five-star point guard will decide between two schools on Wednesday

    Sep 8, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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    One of the nation’s best point guards will be off-the-board on Wednesday.

  8. Five-star 2015 forward cuts his list to five schools

    Sep 1, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

    (adidas Gauntlet)

    A five-star 2015 forward cut his list to five schools on Monday.

  9. Former Illinois great tweets why Jalen Brunson should stay in state

    Aug 29, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Dee Brown, a member of Illinois’ national runner-up team in 2005, would love to see Brunson in an Illinois uniform.

  10. Illinois head coach John Groce takes the mound (VIDEO)

    Aug 23, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

    John Groce

    Groce’s pitch wouldn’t land him a professional contract, but it was a respectable effort.

  11. College Basketball Talk’s Recruiting Roundup

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    (adidas)

    This week’s CBT Recruiting Roundup features some thoughts on Noah Dickerson to Florida and a couple of 2015 guards cutting school lists.

  12. Five-star power forward Elijah Thomas sets five official visits

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Reebok

    Elijah Thomas recently cut his list to six.

  13. Five-star point guard Jalen Brunson sets all five official visits

    Aug 9, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    The point guard is a top-15 recruit in the Class of 2015.

  14. Head coach John Groce receives contract extension from Illinois

    Jul 24, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    John Groce

    Groce is under .500 in Big Ten play in his two seasons at Illinois.

  15. Could John Groce be receiving another contract extension from Illinois?

    Jul 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    AP

    John Groce was awarded a three-year extension last year.

  16. Illinois coach John Groce jumps in a raft of ice water during offseason Navy SEAL training (PHOTO)

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    University of Illinois coach John Groce reacts against the University of Miami during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    Illinois head coach John Groce jumped into a raft filled with ice water as part of offseason Navy SEAL training.

  17. Illinois’ Aaron Cosby looking to step forward after sitting out last season as a transfer

    Jun 14, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    A spring trip to China was a productive one for Aaron Cosby, who’s looking to be a key contributor for Illinois in his first season after transferring in from Seton Hall.

  18. Brackets for November’s Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational announced

    Jun 14, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

    Scott Drew

    Baylor, Memphis and Stephen F. Austin among the eight participants.

  19. Villanova will now play Illinois in December’s Jimmy V Classic

    Jun 2, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    John Groce

    Illinois replaces Maryland as Villanova’s opponent.

  20. Suspended Illinois forward Darius Paul signs with Lamar State College-Port Arthur

    May 31, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    After being suspended for the entire 2014-15 season by Illinois, Darius Paul is headed to a junior college.

  21. Report: Las Vegas Invitational semifinal matchups set

    May 27, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    According to a report the four teams playing in the Las Vegas Invitational have been revealed.

  22. Big Ten Conference Catchup: Can anyone top heavily favored Wisconsin

    May 15, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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    Wisconsin is the clear favorite in the Big Ten after making the 2014 Final Four and losing only one starter.

  23. Illinois forward Darius Paul pleads guilty to underage drinking

    May 14, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

    Derek Thompson, Darius Paul

    Darius Paul pleaded guilty to underage drinking, and the case also provided insight as to what led to his season-long suspension.

  24. Illinois announces suspension of forward Darius Paul for entire 2014-15 season

    May 13, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

    Derek Thompson, Darius Paul

    Illinois announced that forward Darius Paul will be suspended for the entire 2014-15 season.

  25. Five-star 2015 point guard Jalen Brunson announces eight finalists

    May 3, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Point guard Jalen Brunson, one of the best players in the 2015 class, announced his final eight schools on Saturday via his Twitter account.