Illini hosting 2019 in-state forward Chris Payton

Bloomington (Ill.) 2019 forward Chris Payton will visit Champaign on Wednesday.

Bloomington HS sophomore forward Chris Payton is one of the top 2019 talents in the state, and he will take an unofficial visit to Illinois on Wednesday -- per a source.

Payton is long and athletic at 6-foot-6, and he has a knack for finishing above the rim. He was a big contributor for Bloomington even as a freshman.

Payton helped lead the Raiders to claiming the Peoria Richwoods Shootout title last weekend, as they defeated Springfield Lanphier 67-58 in the championship game on Sunday.

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