The Illini are on the look for frontcourt help in the 2017 class, and they extended an offer to seven-footer Victor Uyaelunmo from Gulliver Prep in Miami, Fla. on Tuesday.
Uyaelunmo is a mobile, high-motor center with good touch. He has averaged 7.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game on the Under Armour circuit this spring with the Florida Vipers.
Uyaelunmo runs the floor from end to end, and he is a rim-protector. He also finishes strong in the paint.
Illinois has focused significantly on Florida in the 2017 class. Four-star point guard Trent Frazier had an in-home visit with John Groce and Dustin Ford last month. The Illini have also offered Raiquan Gray and Mayan Kiir this spring.
Gray is a teammate of Uyaelunmo's on the Vipers, who have gone 6-2 through the first two UA sessions.