Re: In memorandum: Ben Wilson
Yep, just a sophomore. He and Tommy Hamilton might be the best 1-2 in the state of Illinois in any class in a long time. I don't think either of their recruitments end any time soon. Parker definitely likes Illinois but everyone will be involved in his recruitment. Same with Hamilton, but it would probably be accurate to say he favors Illinois early in the process.
This story is 100 percent true, and I know it because I witnessed it directly in front of me; my friends and I got the best seats we could at Midnight Madness last Friday, and by chance it happened to be right behind all the recruits in attendance. Jabari Parker is a late arrival, and when he took his seat, it didn't just turn the heads of the fans, but the recruits too. It was a legitimate buzz amongst the recruits, many of whom are highly-touted prospects themselves.