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Richey | Three underrated recruits from EYBL

Basketball beat writer Scott Richey checks in on three underrated prospects who caught his eye this weekend in Indiana:

Terrence Hargrove Jr.

UI Senate rejects Rosenstein's Chief resolution, OKs one calling for new protest policies

URBANA — An effort to stop unauthorized Chief Iliniwek appearances at University of Illinois sporting events fell short Monday, but the Academic Senate approved a substitute resolution calling on the campus to revise protest policies at UI athletic facilities.

Illini target another four-star wing

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois coaches had plenty of recruiting targets to watch this past weekend when the Nike EYBL circuit hit the Indianapolis suburbs. That didn’t stop them from stopping checking out some additional prospects.

Underwood returning to his recruiting roots

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Samuell Williamson listed off nearly the entire Big 12 when asked which men’s basketball programs were recruiting him. Then there was Illinois.

LIVE! Nike EYBL: Indy

Day 3 Recap

That's it for the second session of the Nike EYBL circuit at the Pacers Athletic Center in Westfield, Ind. Lots of basketball. Lots of college coaches on hand to watch it. And lots of us media types, too, chronicling it all. Here's what caught my attention Sunday morning ... 

Conversation with Columbus-Dispatch OSU beat writer Adam Jardy

Chris Holtmann made the biggest 2019 recruiting splash in the Big Ten so far with an April 10 commitment from five-star forward Alonzo Gaffney. Columbus-Dispatch beat writer Adam Jardy weighs in on all things Ohio State:

1. Big picture, what does Gaffney's commitment mean for Holtmann and the Buckeyes?

Whitney thrives as role expands

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Kahlil Whitney left Chicago and Solorio Academy after his freshman season, transferring to New Jersey powerhouse Roselle Catholic. And the 6-foot-7 wing has had plenty of success with the Lions.

Whitney helped lead Roselle Catholic to a 29-4 record this past season, and the Lions won both the Non-Public B title and the New Jersey Tournament of Champions crown.

Okoro could visit Illinois basketball this week

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Three teams have been front and center this weekend to watch Francis Okoro play.

Beyond the arc: The Rice Commission report on NCAA corruption

The Commission on College Basketball released its report Wednesday after a six-month study of the sport. College basketball writer SCOTT RICHEY weighs in with three thoughts:

One-and-done

Internet sensation? Maybe not yet, but Illini target Liddell on the rise

WESTFIELD, Ind. — E.J. Liddell wouldn’t go as far and say he was Internet famous after ballislife.com posted a video of the Belleville West junior playing Fortnite in his Dallas area hotel room during last week’s first session of the Nike EYBL circuit.

“Sort of, kind of,” he said.