Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander, the No. 3-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100, tweeted Monday that his top five schools, in no particular order, are Illinois, DePaul, Michigan State, Kansas and Memphis.
Illinois assistant coach Jamall Walker has received a two-game tournament suspension and a public reprimand from the Division I men's basketball committee for his misconduct following the Illini's loss to Miami in the NCAA tournament last season.
Illinois announced a one-year contract extension and salary raise for men's basketball coach John Groce on Saturday. The contract would keep Groce with the Illini through the 2017-18 season and raise his annual salary by $200,000 to $1.6 million.
Former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond has agreed to a contract with the Sauk Valley Predators of the Premier Basketball League as the former prep star attempts to get his career and life back on track.
Former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond has been charged with three felonies, including aggravated battery, stemming from a confrontation with a woman, according to Waukegan police commander Gabe Guzman.