Victor Uyaelunmo announcing top 7 on Saturday

Illini target Victor Uyaelunmo will release a list on Saturday.

Three-star big man Victor Uyaelunmo announced on Monday that he will name a top seven this week, and he told IlliniInquirer.com that will come on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/victorivve/status/757634241807147008

The Illini extended an offer to Uyaelunmo in May, and he has been a priority target in the frontcourt. Assistant coach Dustin Ford is the lead guy in this recruitment, and he watched the 6-foot-10 target on numerous occasions during the live periods this spring and summer.

"I like them and I like the coaching staff," Uyaelunmo said.

Illinois would like to add another big in this class alongside five-star commit Jeremiah Tilmon. Uyaelunmo is familiar with Tilmon, and he said it's certainly possible that they could play together.

"Oh yeah, I know a little bit about him," Uyaelunmo said. "I've played against him and I've met him at camps."

Uyaelunmo is a long, athletic big man with a high motor. He has shown an ability to run the floor, block shots, rebound and finish around the rim.

For more on Uyaelunmo and Illinois' pursuit, click HERE to head over to the premium board.


Illini Inquirer Top Stories