updated 7:30 PM CDT, May 25, 2017
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DePaul Lands Five-Star PG Tyger Campbell As 2018 Recruit

Head coach Dave Leitao and DePaul have scored big with a verbal from five-star La Lumiere School (IN) point guard Tyger Campbell.

Campbell, who stands 5’10, is a polished floor leader who is fresh off of helping to lead La Lumiere to the Dick’s Sporting Goods high school national championship.

Campbell played for newly hired DePaul assistant coach Shane Heirman at La Lumiere and has a tight bond with his coach.

Campbell will reclassify from the 2019 recruiting class into the 2018 class.

Campbell competes on the Nike EYBL circuit with the Spiece Indy Heat.

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Toraze Dobbs Picks Up Western Illinois Scholarship Offer

Class of 2018 Chicago Uplift standout Toraze Dobbs of the Mac Irvin Fire has now added a scholarship offer from Western Illinois.

Dobbs, a strong and versatile 6’6 forward, is averaging 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest for Mac Irvin through 8 Nike EYBL games this spring. Dobbs has been money from distance connecting on 11-22 of his three-point attempts with several of his makes coming in key moments of games.

Dobbs also holds a Division I offer from Incarnate Word.

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D.J. Williams To Transfer From University of Illinois

D.J. Williams (Chicago Simeon) is transferring from the University of Illinois and has been granted his release.

Williams, a 6’7 small forward, averaged 2.3 points in 8.8 minutes of playing time per game this past season as a sophomore. Williams played 11 minutes per contest as a freshman.

Williams will have two years of playing eligibility remaining.

Illinois now has four open scholarships for the 2017-18 season.

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DePaul Lands 6'11 NIU Graduate Transfer Marin Maric

Northern Illinois post Marin Maric will transfer to DePaul for his final year of playing eligibility. Maric is a graduate transfer who will be immediately eligible to play for DePaul.

Maric, a 6’11, 250-pound center, averaged 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last season for NIU.

Maric had entered his name for consideration in the 2017 NBA Draft, but has pulled out.

DePaul has bolstered their roster greatly for 2017-18 via the transfer market with Maric joining Austin Grandstaff (Oklahoma State) and Max Strus (Lewis) as impact transfers for the program.

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Chicago Marist Post Justin Brown Commits To Tennessee-Chattanooga

Class of 2017 Chicago Marist standout Justin Brown of Young & Reckless has committed to play his college basketball for Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Brown, who stands 6’10, is a bouncy post who saw his recruiting stock rise with his strong play with Marist as a senior. Brown, who still has a nice degree of upside potential to his game, saw his stock elevate further this spring with Young & Reckless.

Brown competed on the Adidas circuit with Team Rose last year.

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