At tomorrow’s Big Ten media day, the league will announce the three teams voted as the top three entering the season and a five-player preseason all-conference team. It won’t provide a 1-12 list of the predicted order of finish, but an unofficial list put together by the Columbus Dispatch’s Bob Baptist was released Wednesday.
Rayvonte Rice had a solid debut Thursday night in Illinois’ exhibition opener against McKendree at the State Farm Center on the same day he was recognized by CBS Sports as one of the top 20 transfers in the country.
Illinois players have received little to no attention in preseason publications forecasting the 2013-14 season and that’s to be expected with so many unknowns entering John Groce’s second campaign.
Five-star Chicago prospect Cliff Alexander released a list of six schools still in play for his services and the Illini are among them.
Illinois fans were already hysterical last night after four-star point guard Quentin Snider gave John Groce a verbal commitment. Twitter was buzzing after landing the play-making point guard Groce and his staff have been coveting since their arrival 18 months ago. And they were on a basketball high not seen in these parts since the 2005 Final Four.
Jereme Richmond figured by now he’d be on the road to NBA stardom. Instead, there’s a good chance he’ll be spending at least a few years in prison. Richmond, the former McDonald’s All-American from Waukegan, on Thursday was found guilty on two of three counts of harassing a witness.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of former Illini Jereme Richmond, who is being held in a Lake County jail on $250,000 bond for harassing his probation officer earlier this year.
There’s a sentiment out there that Darius Paul to Illinois is a done deal, mainly because of his family’s connection to the Illinois program and its coaching staff.
The legal troubles continue for former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond.
The Chicago Tribune reports the 2010 Illinois Mr. Basketball is being held on $250,000 bond after he allegedly threatened his probation officer.
Earlier today, SNY's Adam Zagoria wrote that Seton Hall transfer Aaron Cosby was down to two schools — Illinois and Missouri.
Here's what you need to know about the 6-foot-3 guard: