Breakdown of last decade's highest-rated Illini basketball recruits

Breakdown of last decade's highest-rated Illini basketball recruits

Ayo Dosunmu stands as Illinois' highest rated recruit of the last decade. Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY breaks down the next 10, ranked by their 247Sports Composite ranking:

Jereme Richmond (2010)


Waukegan product declared for the NBA draft after averaging 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in lone season with Illini and went undrafted.

Meyers Leonard (2010)


Robinson native is in his sixth season with the Portland Trail Blazers after turning two years at Illinois into lottery pick status.

Jalen Coleman-Lands (2015)


Top 40-ranked guard set Illinois' freshman three-point record but regressed offensively as a sophomore and transferred to DePaul.

Leron Black (2014)


A breakout year this past season (career highs in scoring and rebounding) has Black giving up a year of eligibility to start his pro career.

Kendrick Nunn (2013)


Dismissed from Illinois after the 2015-16 season, the lefty guard trailed only Trae Young nationally in scoring this season for Oakland.

Myke Henry (2011)


Two seasons at DePaul after two at Illinois turned into a 19-game stint with the Memphis Grizzlies this season for the Chicago native.

Malcolm Hill (2013)


Now playing professionally in Germany, Hill evolved from a limited use freshman to the program's No. 3 all-time scorer.

Mike Shaw (2011)


A chronic back injury ended the Chicago native's basketball career during the 2015-16 season at Bradley after his two years at Illinois.

Tracy Abrams (2011)


Two season-ending injuries extended Abrams' Illini career to six years, which he finished in 2016-17 as a regular backcourt starter.

Nnanna Egwu (2011)


Illinois' all-time career leader in blocked shots (201) is back in the G-League after time playing in Australia and New Zealand.