Illini hoops targets move in updated Scout recruiting rankings

Scout updates basketball rankings for basketball classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 updated its basketball recruiting rankings for the Class of 2017 and 2018 and released its initial top-25 for the Class of 2019.

Each of the rankings have intriguing news for Illini targets.

Class of 2017

Jeremiah Tilmon remains a five-star prospect but fell one spot from No. 18 to No. 19 overall. Tilmon visited Illinois last week. Read the latest buzz from Derek Piper.

Belleville (Ill.) Althoff wing Jordan Goodwin remained at No. 56 overall.

Evanston (Ill.) guard Nojel Eastern rose from No. 80 to No. 69.

Illini priority point guard target Trent Frazier slipped two spots to No. 74. Read the latest on Frazier and the Illini from Piper.

Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson wing Justin Smith slipped three spots from No. 76 to No. 79.

Illini commits Da'Monte Williams and Javon Pickett remain outside the Top 100, but Williams rose a spot in the shooting guard rankings from No. 30 to No. 29.

Class of 2018

Morgan Park point guard Ayo Dosunmu earned a fifth star and rose up the rankings from No. 28 to No. 19. Dosunmu broke out this spring with strong performances on the EYBL circuit. He averaged 18.8 points during six games on the EYBL circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire, shooting 50 percent from the field, 95.5 percent from the free-throw line and 52.6 percent from three. Dosunmu is next in line of a great string of point guards out of Morgan Park, following Memphis signee Charlie Moore and St. John's freshman Marcus LoVett.

Champaign Central guard Tim Finke slipped three more spots from No. 48 to No. 51. The youngest brother of Illini sophomore Michael Finke was ranked No. 22 in the spring. He has nine offers, including Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State,Notre Dame and USC. In 15 games on the EYBL circuit this spring with the talented St. Louis Eagles, Finke -- the youngest brother of current Illini sophomore Michael Finke -- averaged 8.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. He shot 35.5 percent frome the field and 28.8 percent from three.

Simeon guard Kezo Brown is ranked a two-star prospect. Simeon's Talen Horton-Tucker and Whitney Young point guard Xavier Castaneda -- who rank No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, in Piper's 2018 in-state rankings, do not yet have star rankings.

Class of 2019

No in-state prospects are ranked in the top-25 of the initial Class of 2019 rankings. But one came close.

Normal West big man Francis Okoro comes in ranked one spot outside the top-25 an earned a four-star ranking.

Aurora (Ill.) Matea Valley wing Malik Hall earned a three-star ranking. He recently took a visit to Illinois.

La Lumiere (Ind.) Prep point guard Tyger Campbell, who has an Illinois offer, is ranked No. 24.

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