Originally Posted by UConnCeltics
If Illinois could land the best players in state consistently they could be a top 10 team nearly every year.
Guys that are/were pretty good in college from Illinois since 2008; Anthony Davis, Wayne Blackshear, Ryan Boatright, Meyers Leonard, Brandon Paul, Iman Shumpert, Josh Harrellson.
2/7 played for the Illini, and all those players are already in the NBA or future NBAers, in my opinion at least. Boatright is the only iffy one.
Paul is nowhere close to being a definite NBA player...And Illinois never had a chance at Davi$. Pretty sure the same applies to black$hear.