Michael Orris Shares Diary With InsideIllini

There will be only one signee for the Fighting Illini basketball team on the upcoming November signing date for high school seniors. Michael Orris has accepted the one available scholarship and will compete for playing time at point guard next season. The Crete-Monee standout has agreed to write a periodic diary for InsideIllini. This is his first edition.

Dear Illini Nation,

October is coming to an end soon, and my season is rapidly approaching! I am so excited for the season to start! It has been a long summer of basketball and hard work, now it is time to put it all together and have a great season.

I am also very excited about November 9th! That will be the day I sign my LOI for Illinois at school!

We have a cool thing planned at school, during my 3rd period at 9:50am. I will be signing the papers with family, friends, school staff and any media that decides to come. Afterwards we will enjoy punch and snacks together!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

Not only that, the season starts November 7th, and we have to get ready for our first games, which is at our Thanksgiving tournament that we will be hosting November 21st-23rd! Can't wait to get into the gym with my teammates and start preparing for our goal to get down to STATE!

I look forward to writing again after our games during Thanksgiving! Hope all is well and GO ILLINI!!!

Michael Orris


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