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  • Illinois basketball strengthens recruiting class, adds Trent Frazier

    Today's U "The University of Illinois men’s basketball team added to a strong 2017 recruiting class on Sunday after securing a commitment from four-star point guard Trent Frazier, according to Evan Daniels of 247Sports grades Frazier as the 20th ranked point guard in the nation, the eighth..." August 21

  • Jeremiah Tilmon, No. 29 in ESPN 100, picks Illinois

    ESPN "Top-30 prospect Jeremiah Tilmon has committed to Illinois, he told ESPN on Monday. Tilmon chose the Fighting Illini over a final list of Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Texas and Missouri. "I feel that I trust them and that's where my heart is telling me to be," Tilmon said. "I feel..." July 11

  • Ex-Illinois player who pleaded guilty in domestic violence case finds new school

    CBS Sports "Former Illinois standout Kendrick Nunn has accepted an offer to enroll at Oakland and play his final season of college basketball at the Horizon League school, Nunn's father, Melvin Nunn, told CBS Sports on Wednesday. Nunn averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds for Illinois last season. But the..." June 23

  • Illinois' Abrams granted medical hardship waiver

    SI "Illinois guard Tracy Abrams has been granted a medical hardship waiver and sixth year of eligibility, the program announced Thursday. Abrams has missed the last two seasons, 2014-15 with a knee injury and 2015-16 with a torn Achilles. A team captain, he averaged 10.3 points per game in 2013-14..." June 10

  • Illinois dismisses Kendrick Nunn from basketball team

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois dismissed guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team on Tuesday following his guilty plea last week to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a domestic violence arrest. “We have not reached this decision easily,” athletic director Josh Whitman said in a statement. “We care..." May 24

  • Illinois' Jaylon Tate has domestic-battery charge dropped

    Chicago Tribune "Prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor domestic-battery charge against Illinois basketball player Jaylon Tate on Thursday after the state attorney's office decided it did not have enough evidence to convict him. Tate was arrested March 12 on suspicion of hitting a woman and pleaded not guilty. He..." May 20

  • Illinois reinstates Jaylon Tate after domestic battery case dropped

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois reinstated guard Jaylon Tate to the basketball team Friday, one day after prosecutors dropped a domestic-battery charge against him. No decision has been reached on guard Kendrick Nunn, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery earlier this week in Champaign, stemming from an arrest in..." May 20

  • Illini forward Mike Thorne granted sixth season

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois forward Mike Thorne Jr., earned a sixth season of eligibility from the NCAA when his medical hardship waiver was granted by the NCAA on Wednesday. Thorne, who transferred to Illinois from Charlotte, played in only eight games last season, his first with the Illini. He averaged 12.9..." May 19

  • Illinois suspends Leron Black 6 games after pleading guilty to assault

    The Score "Illinois forward Leron Black has been suspended for the first six games of the 2016-17 regular season, the team announced in a release. " May 06

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