Two Illini commits land in updated Scout 100

Scout's experts updated their rankings following July evaluation period. See were the Illini commits and targets fall.

With basketball events from the summer complete, Scout’s basketball recruiting team put their heads together and compiled an updated 2017 top 100.

Here's a look at where the Illini's four commitments -- which currently make up the nation's No. 3 ranked recruiting class -- and their remaining targets fall in the rankings.

Read Brian Snow's more detailed premium breakdown of why Illini commits and targets landed where they did.

The Illini have two remaining scholarships left. Who's trending to and away from Illinois? Read Derek Piper's latest Trending Meter.

Illini commits

Despite a shoulder injury that held him out this summer and a commitment to Illinois, Jeremiah Tilmon holds on to the No. 19 overall spot in the Class of 2017 and maintains his five-star ranking.

Trent Frazier fell a handful of spots following his commitment to Illini (cue the Illini fans' sighing), but the Florida point guard remains one of the top-20 point guards (No. 17) in the Class of 2017.

Da'Monte Williams continues to hover around the top-30 shooting guard mark. He rose to the No. 28 player at his position in the last update but slipped to No. 31 here. He remains a four-star prospect despite a subpar spring and summer.

Javon Pickett remains a three-star prospect and ranks as the sixth-best prospect in the state of Illinois.

Quick hits

  • Illini priority post Mayan Kiir ranks just two spots outside the top-100 and is a four-star prospect. Illinois hopes to lock in an official visit with the Australian native and current Florida prospect soon.
  • Illini priority wing Abu Kigab fell more than a dozen spots to outside the top-100. He has planned official visits to Oregon and Illinois.
  • Kris Wilkes, who plans an official visit to Illinois, remains a five-star and top-20 overall prospect.
  • Paul Scruggs, who has scheduled an official visit to Illinois, rose from No. 37 overall to No. 31.
  • Illini post targets Theo John and Victor Uyaelunmo are the No. 29 and No. 33 centers, respectively, in the Class of 2017.
  • Former Illini target, SLU commitment and 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball frontrunner Jordan Goodwin remains outside the top-50 at No. 52.
  • Evanston wing Nojel Eastern fell more than 20 spots to No. 90 overall.
  • Lincolnshire (Ill.) Steverson wing Justin Smith also fell more than a dozen spots to No. 91.
  • Former Illini target Christian Negron has slipped to the No. 9 overall prospect in the state's Class of 2017, falling behind Bloomington's Charles Payton and Richmond-Burton's Joey St. Pierre.

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