Jeremy Werner // Illini Inquirer

Illini Hoops Recruiting Lounge: April 8

Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper breaks down the latest with Mark Smith, gives an update on Jeremiah Tilmon, provides insight on new assistant Orlando Antigua and much more!

The Illini Recruiting Lounge is an exclusive, premium feature at The Inquirer staff works really hard to provide as much information as possible to you die-hard Illini fans to basically give you as close of an "inside look" as possible into Illini basketball and football recruiting. Basically, we want you to feel like you're right there, "in the recruiting lounge" per se.

We hope this feature gives an even closer look into the worlds of Illini basketball and football recruiting. Today, we focus on Illinois' continued push with Mr. Basketball winner Mark Smith and their expanding horizons with other targets.

More details of what's inside this edition Illini Recruiting Lounge:

  • Mark Smith's status
  • Underwood's in-home visits
  • Tidbit on Tilmon
  • Does losing Pickett hurt?
  • What does Orlando Antigua bring?
  • Possible impact of the third assistant
  • New names for roster addition
  • Plus, much more!


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