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The Champaign Room Apr 11, 2018
2021-22 Illinois Basketball Prediction

2021-22 Illinois Basketball Prediction

A way-too-early look at how basketball might go in the 2021-22 season. I already have a tough time imagining what next season is going to look like for the Illini. In case you needed reminding, here is our scholarship grid that shows players who will be on scholarship for the next four years. For next year, Michael Finke, Te’Jon Lucas, Leron Black, Mark Alstork, and Mark Smith have either graduated or decided to go elsewhere. Underwood picked up commitments from Alan Griffin, Samba Kane, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Tevian Jones, and Andres Feliz in the last month or so, with the five of them...
The Champaign Room Mar 31, 2018
Extreme Makeover: Illini Hoops Edition

Extreme Makeover: Illini Hoops Edition

Let’s take stock of the Illini hoops roster after a wild week, and how Underwood can rebuild it. Illinois lost Michael Finke and Te’Jon Lucas this week after both players opted to transfer from the program and play elsewhere next season. The Illini have already lost Mark Smith to the transfer market, Mark Alstork to graduation and Leron Black to the professional ranks. That’s a lot of points, rebounds and minutes between those five names that Underwood will have to replace. Underwood has five-star guard Ayo Dosunmu coming in next year and has received verbal commitments from SG Alan...
The Champaign Room Mar 27, 2018
Forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili commits to Illinois, per report

Forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili commits to Illinois, per report

More height. Illinois added another big man to its 2018 class late Monday night when Giorgi Bezhanishvili committed, per a tweet from Adam Zagoria. Illinois gets its man as Giorgi committed tonight on his visit, per @chrischavannes https://t.co/dKQOAZ2Aq4— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 27, 2018 Bezhanishvili, who plays his high school ball at St. Patrick in New Jersey, visited Illinois this weekend, and his mother flew in from overseas for the visit as well. At 6-foot-9, 230 pounds, Bezhanishvili adds much-needed size to the Illini. Forward Leron Black decided to turn pro and...
The Champaign Room Mar 26, 2018
What Does Michael Finke’s Departure Mean for Illinois?

What Does Michael Finke’s Departure Mean for Illinois?

The Redshirt-Junior is the third player to leave this offseason. Following his redshirt-junior season with the Illini and first-year Head Coach Brad Underwood, Michael Finke has announced his decision to transfer from the Illinois Men’s Basketball team via his Twitter: Thank you. pic.twitter.com/QRYSpuua4O— Michael Finke (@Finke_Michael) March 26, 2018 Finke is now the third member of last year’s squad to announce his decision to leave the team. Leron Black chose to pursue professional opportunities within the past couple weeks, and former Mr. Basketball from the state of...

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