Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Frazier spends extra time in gym during offseason reinventing his game

CHAMPAIGN — Take a look at the video compilation Illinois strength and conditioning coach Adam Fletcher posted to Twitter on July 12.

Top of the Morning, July 20, 2018

DAVE REVSINE, the Voice of Big Ten Network, is hosting Tuesday's Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Revsine, a former ESPN announcer, has been with BTN since its inception in 2007. He was the first one to speak on the channel:

UI athletics gets $1 million donation

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics announced another seven-figure donation Tuesday, as the Bielfeldt Foundation has committed $1 million to provide updates to the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building and to help fund construction of the Football Performance Center.

Illini offer another 2019 forward

CHAMPAIGN — Jalen Graham played a bigger supporting role in Team WhyNot’s run to the Peach Jam championship game Sunday in North Augusta, S.C. His play in the pinnacle event of the Nike EYBL season also garnered him his first two scholarship offers.

Veteran Jordan guides young, new Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Eight hours per week is all that's allotted Illinois for official men's basketball workouts. Four hours on the court with the Illini coaches and four more with the strength and conditioning staff.

July 18 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:30pm

What top targets did Brad Underwood and his staff focus on during the first July evaluation period? What's the latest with E.J. Liddell's recruitment? When will the 2018-19 schedule come out? How have summer workouts gone? Beat writer Scott Richey will answer all these questions and more in his weekly chat that tips off at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Beyond the arc: Ollie wants his money from UConn

There's really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that acught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter's attention in the last week:

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Illini target Liddell is on the rise

CHAMPAIGN — E.J. Liddell has rewatched Belleville West’s state championship victory against Whitney Young a few times since the Maroons took down the Dolphins 60-56 in overtime on March 17 in Peoria.

“Probably over 50 times,” the 6-foot-8, 220 pound forward said.

Conversation with The Washington Post's Ava Wallace

Georgetown basketball is in a rut, with Patrick Ewing’s debut .500 season only marginally better than the last two years of the John Thompson III era. Illinois will face the Hoyas in the Gavitt Tipoff Games this coming season, and the Washington Post’s Ava Wallace breaks down what the Illini might see on Nov. 13 at State Farm Center: