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  1. Former Illini big man Leonard still adjusting in NBA

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard has been fighting with himself to stay positive this season. Leonard, who is in second year with the Trail Blazers since leaving Illinois after his sophomore season, is a member of a team see...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  2. College basketball: State of the state

    Scott Powers

    Illinois college basketball has seen some dark years in the last decade. The state didn't place a single team in the NCAA tournament in three of the last six seasons. Only the Illinois Fighting Illini kept the state from complete embarrassment wit...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. Plainfield East's Jordan commits to Illini

    Scott Powers

    Plainfield East junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan committed to Illinois on Saturday. Jordan, a 6-foot-4 1/2, 180-pound guard, chose the Illini over Butler, Creighton, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Xavier and Wisconsin. Jordan committed to Il...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  4. Recruiting door open despite Alexander commitment

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO - Cliff Alexander may go to Kansas ... or he may not. Alexander, ESPN's No. 3-ranked recruit, took a step in the direction of Lawrence, Kan. on Friday by announcing on ESPNU he was committing to the Jayhawks. That's enough to complete most r...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  5. Quentin Snider decommits from Illinois for Louisville

    Scott Powers

    ESPN 100 senior point guard Quentin Snider decommitted from Illinois and signed with Louisville on Friday, according to multiple reports.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  6. Simeon's Williams commits to Illinois

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon junior forward D.J. Williams committed to Illinois on Tuesday. Williams, a 6-foot-7, 203-pound small forward, chose the Illini over DePaul, Florida, Georgetown, Providence, Purdue and SMU. "From my first time on campus, I was ju...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. Five potential impact transfers in Illinois

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look at five college basketball transfers who could be impact players for Illinois programs this season: Kelsey Barlow, UIC, guard, redshirt senior Barlow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has the potential to be one of the top players in the ...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  8. Alexander recruiting visit has Illini excited

    Scott Powers

    Illinois has been waiting for another Marcus Liberty for nearly 30 years. Liberty was considered the best high school player in the country in the class of 1987 and chose the Illini over Syracuse. Since then, Illinois hasn't been able to secure an...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  9. No. 3 prospect Cliff Alexander tweets top 5 choices

    Scott Powers

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  10. Four schools with best shot at Okafor

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's top-ranked senior, hasn't officially cut his list to four schools, but Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky have the best chance of landing him, Okafor's father said on Sunday. Jahlil Okafor told S...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  11. Illini's Starks awaits hardship waiver ruling

    Scott Powers

    Illinois senior guard Ahmad Starks is still awaiting a decision from the NCAA on whether he will be permitted a hardship waiver and be eligible to play this season, Illinois coach John Groce said on Friday. Starks transferred to Illinois from Oreg...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  12. DePaul, Illini among finalists for Alexander

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Curie senior forward Cliff Alexander, ESPN's No. 2-ranked prospect, tweeted Monday his top-6 schools are Arizona, DePaul, Illinois, Kansas, Memphis and Michigan State. Alexander told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday he had cut Kentucky from his o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  13. Alexander cuts Kentucky, adds UConn, Oregon

    Scott Powers

    NORRIDGE, Ill. -- Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander, ESPN's No. 2-ranked prospect, said Sunday he has eliminated Kentucky from his list of schools. "They just stopped communicating with me," said Alexander during the Mac Irvin Bac...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  14. Recruiting: Cunningham gaining interest

    Scott Powers

    Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin may be biased, but he believes senior forward Josh Cunningham is going to do big things in the future. "Josh is going to be a NBA player," Irvin said on Friday. "There's three guys that stick out -- Jahlil Okafor, Clif...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  15. Jamall Walker suspended for 2 games

    Scott Powers

    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. ...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  16. Illinois assistant coach Jamall Walker banned 2 postseason games

    Scott Powers

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013