updated 8:04 AM CDT, Jun 15, 2017
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2018 PG Ayo Dosunmu Adds Offer From Kansas

Class of 2018 Chicago Morgan Park standout Ayo Dosunmu has now added a scholarship offer from Kansas to his vast collection.

Dosunmu, a 6’5 point guard, is the top-rated prospect in the Illinois 2018 recruiting class.

Dosunmu averaged 23.2 points per game for the Mac Irvin Fire this spring in Nike EYBL games.

Illinois, Northwestern, Xavier, Marquette, North Carolina State and Missouri are a few of a long line of offers held by Dosunmu. Kentucky has also begun to show increased interest.



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Illinois Latest To Offer Fast-Rising Chicago Corliss F George Conditt Jr.

Illinois is the latest school to offer fast-rising class of 2018 Chicago Corliss standout George Conditt Jr.

Conditt, a skilled 6’11 post, has seen his recruiting stock skyrocket this spring. Conditt has nice upside potential and should only improve with added weight and muscle.

Conditt picked up the offer while on an unofficial visit to the Illinois campus. The Illinois offer is the first high-major offer for Conditt.

UIC, UTEP, Western Illinois, Evansville, Miami (OH), Missouri State, Ball State are a few of the prior offers for Conditt.

Illinois has a major need for size with a current roster that only has Michael Finke and Leron Black as bigs. The 2017 recruiting class currently features all backcourt talent with Jeremiah Tilmon opting for Missouri.



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Javon Pickett Commits To Missouri As A 2018 Recruit


Belleville East High School standout Javon Pickett has committed to play at Missouri as a 2018 recruit following a postgraduate season in prep school.

Pickett, a 6’3 wing, was originally signed with Illinois as a 2017 recruit. He asked for a release following the coaching change.

Pickett averaged better than 25 points per game this past season as a senior at Belleville East.

Missouri has former Illini signee Jeremiah Tilmon heading into the program as a 2017 recruit.





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Austin Richie To Play Postgraduate Season At Bosco Institute (IN)


Bloom Township standout Austin Richie has decided to do a postgraduate season at prep school heavyweight Bosco Institute (IN).

Richie, a 6’5 forward, was signed to play for Division II St. Cloud State (MN).

Richie led Bloom to the Richards 4A regional title game where he scored 36 points including 6 three-pointers in a loss to Alonzo Verge (43 points) and Thornton.

Richie joins a Don Bosco program that has had great recent success with Chicago south suburban basketball talent including Rich South’s Malik Osborne (Rice) and Lincoln-Way East’s Kyle McDermed (Western Michigan) who earned their Division I opportunities this past season.





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2018 Whitney Young PG Xavier Castaneda Adds Valpo Offer


Class of 2018 Chicago Whitney Young standout Xavier Castaneda has now added a scholarship offer from Valparaiso to his collection.

Castaneda, a 6’0 point guard with strong ball-distribution skills, averaged 8.5 points and a team-high 4.9 assists per game this spring in Nike EYBL games this spring.

Miami (OH), Drake and Toledo are among recent offers for Castaneda with the likes of UIC, Kent State, Iowa State, Missouri and Tulsa among the schools that have previously offered Castaneda.



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