Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. Last night, the Illinois basketball team received a big commitment. Mark Smith took the podium to announce that he will be attending the University of Illinois. Smith is a top 100 point guard and a player that many teams were vying  Illinois Sports: Edwardsvilles Mark Smith, states Mr. Basketball, chooses Illinois - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Smith's in but what does he bring? Can he sway Tilmon to reconsider? @WCIA3Annice and @DPiperScout break it down - https://t.co/wbEyhOw9jh pic.twitter.com/QzZXH4D4Nf WCIA 3 Sports (@WCIA3sports) April 27, 2017 I'm coming to Illinois to win.New #Illini hoops signee @Mark_Smith_13...
Illinois’ starting lineup for its 2017-18 opener will likely change between now and November. Three open scholarships remaining could factor into that. But here’s how beat writer SCOTT RICHEY sees the starting five as the roster currently stands:
EDWARDSVILLE – No one knew at the time just how significant a commitment from Proviso East’s Daniel “Dee” Brown would be to the University of Illinois.
@CoachUnderwood @DPiperScout Appreciate it coach excited to play for you!! MARK SMITH (@Mark_Smith_13) April 27, 2017 Mark Smith is headed to Illinois. Five reasons why commitment of Edwardsville star is so important to #Illini... https://t.co/ViDoj4QBeF Joe Henricksen (@joehoopsreport) April...
Mark Smith on the task of bringing #Illini basketball back to prominence: It's a challenge that I want. Derek Piper (@DPiperScout) April 26, 2017 Do you feel that, friends? The winds of change of starting to blow... #ILLINI https://t.co/5tqUwqKt92...
Mark Smith: I've been talking to my good friend Jeremiah. He's been talking to me about maybe coming back to the program. #illini Dave Wischnowsky (@wischlist) April 26, 2017 Welcome home @Mark_Smith_13! #WeWillWin #Illini @illinoisloyalty pic.twitter.com/C7g36ERfe8 Alex Erwin (@aerwin96)...
Mark Smith pic.twitter.com/eolKYZoIPA IllinoisLoyalty (@IllinoisLoyalty) April 26, 2017 Mark Smith commits to Illinois
The Orange and Blue Twittersphere was firing on all fronts Wednesday night.
The Illinois basketball team landed Mark Smith, who was one of the most talented players left on the recruiting market. Smith picked the Illini over Michigan State in what was a tough recruiting battle. Up to this point, he had been on multiple visits including the Spartans, as well as Ohio State and Kentucky. The  Illinois Basketball: 3 reasons Mark Smith was a huge commitment - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
There have been many recruits over the years that the Illinois basketball team needed to snag. I can’t remember the last time a player had this much hype, though. Illinois has been after Mark Smith for quite some time. He was a high priority for the previous coaching regime and even when Brad Underwood and  Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith commits to Illini over Spartans - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Edwardsville star and 2017 Illinois ‘Mr. Basketball’ winner is staying home.
Looks like a hat has been placed on the table in a bag
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