CHAMPAIGN – John Groce’s staff has reopened the Simeon-to-Illinois pipeline – again.
Jaylon Tate, a 6-foot-2 senior, said today he has given a verbal commitment to play basketball at Illinois.
The point guard’s commitment arrived less than a month after Chicago Simeon teammate Kendrick Nunn committed to Illinois. Tate committed today after receiving his first high-major scholarship offer during an unofficial visit to Illinois.
That makes four prospects in the Illini’s 2013 recruiting class: Malcolm Hill (Belleville East), Maverick Morgan (Springboro, Ohio), Nunn and Tate.