Bragg, Moore both big on Illini
Since his visit to the UI campus in the spring of 2013, five-star forward Carlton Bragg of Cleveland has held John Groce's program in high regard.
He said last month that he had yet to cut his list of schools down to five or six, but that Illinois — along with Kansas and Kentucky — would be a lock to make his final list.
He told SNY.tv's Nick Medline the same thing this week, highlighting the relationship he's developed with Illini assistant coach Dustin Ford.
“Coach Ford is a funny guy,” he said. “He’s developed a good relationship with me, my mom and my inner circle.”
— Another high-profile big man with the Illini high on his list is Doral Moore, a 7-foot, five-star player from Georgia.
Moore told CBS Sports that Illinois is among five schools that have stood out to him so far.
“I can come in and start as a freshman. I would pretty much be the main focus if I go there,” Moore said. “They need a big, they don't really have that many right now.”