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Illinois Sports: Edwardsville’s Mark Smith, state’s Mr. Basketball, chooses Illinois

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.

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

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...

Illini's Spencer hoping for NFL shot

Smoot, Phillips highest-rated Illini in draft

Bob Asmussen's 2017 NFL mock draft

Staff writer Bob Asmussen has watched the NFL draft every year since it was first televised by ESPN in 1980 (Billy Sims was the first choice, going to the Lions). Here are Asmussen’s first-round predictions for all 32 picks:

Projected Illinois starting five for 2017-18

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:

Column: Illini finally win race for prized recruit Mark Smith

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.

Illini Basketball: Mark Smith to 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...

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

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...

Smith: 'We're going to be really good'

Newest Illini breaks down his decision to sign with Illinois, ending months of speculation.

Illini Basketball: Mark Smith to Illinois

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)...

Illini Basketball: Mark Smith commits to Illini Basketball

Mark Smith pic.twitter.com/eolKYZoIPA IllinoisLoyalty (@IllinoisLoyalty) April 26, 2017 Mark Smith commits to Illinois

LOOK: Illinois Basketball reacts to the commitment of four-star guard Mark Smith

The Orange and Blue Twittersphere was firing on all fronts Wednesday night.

Illinois Basketball: 3 reasons Mark Smith was a huge commitment

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.

LIVE! Decision Day: Mark Smith

News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year from Edwardsville and Illinois Mr. Basketball has signed with the Illini.

Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith commits to Illini over Spartans

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.

Four-star guard Mark Smith commits to Illinois over Michigan State, Kentucky

The Edwardsville star and 2017 Illinois ‘Mr. Basketball’ winner is staying home.

Illini Basketball: Mark Smith Decision Announcement

Looks like a hat has been placed on the table in a bag

Top recruit Smith chooses Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE – When it was finally time to end months of suspense and reveal where he will attend college and play basketball Wednesday, Mark Smith stood up and turned his

Mark Smith Press Conference Live Stream: Will Illinois land the Mr. Basketball Winner?

Here’s how you can watch and listen to the event on Wednesday night.

Top247 LB Ayodele Adeoye talks Lovie and recruiting

Top247 ILB discusses the Fighting Illini and other schools making him feel like a priority.

#AskTCR: Mark Smith Day, Jeremiah Tilmon, and Basketball Recruiting

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS. THOUGH NOT ALL ANSWERS MAY BE TO THE QUESTIONS YOU WERE ASKING.

Decision Day: Mark Smith

News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year and Illinois Mr. Basketball will make college decision at 6 p.m.

Illini Basketball: Mark Smith Announcement Day

Mark Smith's Announcement Edwardsville High School 6:00pm CT Immediately following Mark's announcement cake will be served @ EHS commons. All friends, family and fans are welcome! @Mark_Smith_13