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Illini hosting 2019 F EJ Liddell

The Illini will host 2019 in-state forward EJ Liddell on Wednesday.

Belleville West (Ill.) rising sophomore EJ Liddell will take an unofficial visit to Illinois on Wednesday -- he told

Liddell was a standout performer as a freshman for the Maroons, as he averaged around 18 points and six rebounds per game. The 6-foot-7 forward had 32 points in January in a win over Belleville East and 2017 Illini commit Javon Pickett.

Liddell had many other notable performances as well, including a 22-point outing in a matchup against four-star 2018 big man Carte'are Gordon.

Liddell has shown that he is a strong, physical presence on the interior. He makes an impact at the defensive end too.

This spring, Liddell played for the St. Louis Eagles 15U squad. He took an unofficial visit to Indiana earlier this month.

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