Jeremy Werner // Illini Inquirer

Illini targets in updated 2018 Top 100: Dosunmu falls, Horton-Tucker earns fourth star

Illini priority Ayo Dosunmu loses a star, Talen Horton-Tucker adds a star in latest Scout 100 rankings update

Check out Scout.com's updated Class of 2018 Top 100

Former Illinois basketball coach John Groce planned to just use one or two scholarships in the Class of 2018, so the Illini had a narrow focus in the class.

The 2018 class has taken on much more significance under new Illini coach Brad Underwood -- due to both attrition on the roster (hence, more available scholarships -- currently at four) and the new staff's more bullish outlook on the class.

The Illini have offered 18 prospects in the Class of 2018 and 10 rank in the updated Scout 100. Some highlights:

In-state prospects

http://www.scout.com/player/207517-ayo-dosunmu?s=75

Chicago Morgan Park point guard Ayo Dosunmu was demoted from a five-star prospect to a four-star prospect and fell from No. 20 to No. 29 in the rankings.

http://www.scout.com/player/212992-talen-horton-tucker?s=169

Chicago Simeon guard Talen Horton-Tucker earned a fourth star. He earned a scholarship from the new staff this spring.

http://www.scout.com/player/198712-tim-finke?s=75

Champaign Central guard Tim Finke rose slightly from the 90s to No. 83.

http://www.scout.com/player/217876-george-conditt?s=169

Fresh off his first high-major offer from the Illini, Chicago Corliss center George Conditt is now a three-star prospect.

http://www.scout.com/player/217740-tyronn-mosley?s=169

The Chicago Orr guard does not yet have an Illini offer, but he visited campus this week.

Out-of-state prospects

http://www.scout.com/player/200851-silvio-de-sousa?s=169

The IMG Academy big man has become an early priority for Illinois assistant Orlando Antigua.

http://www.scout.com/player/214875-ignas-brazdeikis?s=169

The Canadian prospect via Europe took a big leap in the rankings into the top-40. Re-classifying to 2017 has been considered, but the skilled wing is expected to stay in the Class of 2018.

http://www.scout.com/player/215679-darius-days?s=169

Illinois has made the Florida big man -- and now top-100 prospect -- a big priority.

http://www.scout.com/player/197414-amadou-sow?s=169

http://www.scout.com/player/209460-morris-udeze?s=169


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