ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports that Illinois did not make the final list for Pitt graduate transfer Cameron Johnson, one of the top players on the transfer market.
Johnson's final six include Kentucky, Oregon, Ohio State, UCLA, Arizona and TCU.
Illinois had an in-home visit with Johnson last week. He has immediate eligibility after completing his degree, two seasons left to play and plenty of ability.
The 6-foot-8 wing averaged 11.9 points per game as a redshirt-sophomore, while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from deep. He also posted 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
With four scholarships available, Illinois has been active on the transfer market.
The Illini are in the top-five for Kansas forward Carlton Bragg, along with Arizona State, Cincinnati, NC State and Xavier. Bragg, the No. 35 prospect in the Class of 2015, averaged 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore. The 6-foot-9 forward must sit out a year and has two years of eligibility remaining.
The Illini also have been mentioned prominently with California guard Charlie Moore, a Chicago Morgan Park product. Moore averaged 12.2 points as a freshman. He must sit out next season but has three years of eligibility remaining. FanRagSports.com's Jon Rothstein reported that Kansas and Illinois are Moore's likeliest destinations.