Bosmans-Verdonk officially signs with Illini


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk is officially an Illini. The Belgium native signed a Financial Aid Tender with Illinois, the school announced on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-7, 220-poiund forward from Lommel, Belgium averaged 16 points, six assists and six rebounds last season at KA Pegasus, a secondary school in Ostend.

“Benjamin is a young man who we feel fits our system extremely well,” Underwood said in a statement. “He is a versatile player with a high IQ and has good size and length at the wing/forward positions. He can handle it, shoots it out to the international line, and he can really pass. Benjamin is an outstanding student as well. He is very excited about the academic reputation we have here at the University of Illinois and being part of a tremendous school in addition to joining our program.”

Bosmans-Verdonk is the third signee in the 2019 recruiting class for Illinois, joining Kofi Cockburn and Bernard Kouma.

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