Mark Smith selling Illini


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — A huge week for Illinois Men’s Basketball included a commitment from five-star and Top 30 prospect Ayo Dosunmu on Thursday. 

The Class of 2019 point guard will likely be named 2018’s Mr. Basketball. If he is, he’ll join 2017’s Mark Smith. That means head coach Brad Underwood will have signed back-to-back Mr. Basketballs from the state of Illinois for the first time since 2009-2010. 

The bright future of the Illini backcourt is in large part to the recruiting of Smith himself.

“I think it’ll be scary,” Dosunmu said. “He was the main one on the visit, playing 2K, ‘You got to come to Illinois. You got to come to Illinois.’ He said we could be the best backcourt. He has my back, I have his back. I just want to bring the good days back to basketball at Illinois and I want to be one of the cornerstones to start it off.”

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