Piper: Five takeaways from EYBL Atlanta

Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper gives his five biggest takeaways from EYBL Atlanta.
May 16, 2017

Five takeaways from Brad Underwood presser

Five big takeaways from Brad Underwood's media availability on Thursday, including his thoughts on Mark Smith, his search for a big man and workouts with the current team.
April 27, 2017

Illini Visit Primer: Mark Smith

Mr. Basketball winner Mark Smith will take one final trip to Champaign on Thursday. Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper breaks down where this one is at heading into the visit.
April 20, 2017

Piper: Time to get a Mr. Basketball

Former Mr. Basketball Charlie Moore hit the transfer market on Thursday. Current Mr. Basketball Mark Smith is still out there. Illinois has to reel one in.
April 14, 2017

Williams on board & ready to win at Illinois

Legacy recruit Da'Monte Williams reaffirms his commitment to the Illinois basketball program.
March 29, 2017

Piper: Recruiting sell underway for Underwood

Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper breaks down Brad Underwood's recruiting approach at Illinois and the early stages that are underway.
March 23, 2017

Werner: Underwood's inheritance

The Brad Underwood era is underway at Illinois. But what did John Groce leave behind for him?
March 22, 2017

Recruiting reaction to Groce firing

Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper reached out to Illini recruits for their reaction following John Groce's firing on Saturday.
March 12, 2017