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Javon Pickett Picks Up Illinois Offer

The University of Illinois has now extended a scholarship offer to class of 2017 Belleville East standout Javon Pickett.

Pickett, a 6’5 wing, has seen his recruiting stock steadily rise over the past year.  Pickett is a versatile wing talent who has the ability to impact games on both ends of the floor.  

Pickett is coming off of a superb sophomore season at Belleville East which saw him establish himself among the top prospects in a strong Illinois 2017 recruiting class.

Pickett  also recently picked up offers from both Loyola and UIC.

Pickett competes on the travel team circuit with the SW IL Jets.


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Northern Colorado Offers Brandon Suggs

Class of 2016 Winnebago standout Brandon Suggs has picked up a scholarship offer from Northern Colorado per Jerrel Oliver of Team Rose.


Suggs, a 6’8 power forward, is a versatile post who is capable of scoring both with his back to the basket as well as facing up.


Suggs likely still has his best basketball in front of him and will see his defensive skills enhanced with added weight and muscle.


Chicago State has previously offered Suggs.

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Western Illinois Lands Jeremiah Usiosefe

Head coach Billy Wright and Western Illinois have scored on the 2016 recruiting trail with a verbal from Canadian standout Jeremiah Usiosefe.

Usiosefe, a 6’5 wing, is known for his ability to knock down shots with range and accuracy. He is a pure shooter who stretches defenses.

Usiosefe competed on the travel team circuit with Uplay Canada.

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Video: Drew Hackett UIC Player Intro

Here is a player intro for UIC freshman Drew Hackett from Munster, Indiana.

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Peyton Allen Headed To Wichita State

Former Chatham-Glenwood standout Peyton Allen, who is transferring from Texas A&M, has decided on Wichita State as his new destination.


Allen, a 6’5 wing, averaged 4.5 points in 14.1 minutes per contest as a freshman at A&M.  Allen connected on 30-93 (32.9%) of his shots from distance.


Allen’s size and skill set are a good fit for the Missouri Valley Conference.


Allen will have three years of playing eligibility remaining after sitting out 2015-16 per NCAA transfer rules.


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