Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

UI hoops recruit glance: Thomas Allen

Why he’s a fit at Illinois
Allen, a scorer/distributor combo guard, received his Illini offer on June 27 — the most recent of seven players who could add to the program’s point guard depth.

Tate: Paul getting his NBA shot

Brandon Paul has seen it all.

He was an impressionable eighth grader during the Illini’s magical 2005 basketball run to the national championship game.

July 20 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm

The Illinois basketball program is a week-plus removed from Jeremiah Tilmon's commitment that could change the program. So who's next to pull the trigger on the Illini? Will the 2016-17 team have enough success to make sure all the hype on the Class of 2017 isn't for naught? What about the 2018 and 2019 classes? Will Kipper Nichols ever find out about when he becomes eligible?

Top of the morning, July 19, 2016

The Story Behind the Picture:

UI fans won't soon forget the image of John Groce and Josh Whitman hugging it out after learning of Jeremiah Tilmon's commitment.

UI hoops recruit glance: Malik Williams

Indiana center Malik Williams

Why he’s a fit at Illinois

Illinois’ search for its post-Nnanna Egwu rim protector continues. Even listed as a center, the idea of a Williams/Jeremiah Tilmon twin-tower lineup is intriguing.

2016 NBA draft comparison

Tate: Groce's squad has to rebound, right?

Jalen Coleman-Lands is a deadeye shooter, one of the best to don an Illini jersey. He shot 42.2 percent on three-pointers as a freshman last season. His 87 treys tied for fourth in the Big Ten.

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Illini offer big man from Australia

MEQUON, Wis. — Illinois’ pursuit of post depth in the Class of 2017 didn’t stop when Jeremiah Tilmon gave his verbal commitment a week ago.

The Illini have open offers out to multiple power forwards and centers and added to those ranks this weekend with an offer to 6-foot-11 Australian center Jacob Epperson.

UI hoops recruit glance: C.J. Roberts

Today’s recruiting spotlight:

Texas guard C.J. Roberts

A look at late arrivals

While he never suited up at Tulane, Kipper Nichols is, technically, the ninth transfer to Illinois in the John Groce era. Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY breaks down how the other eight fared in Orange and Blue:

Sam McLaurin (2012-13)