Underwood: “It’s a very, very important time”


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — The Illinois Men’s Basketball team continues summer workouts while head coach Brad Underwood and his staff make a few more recruiting stops.

The second evaluation period of July has the coaching staff spread all over the U.S. They’re already looking ahead to some of the 2019-20 talent. 

Underwood said his staff feels confident in their evaluations as they approach a crucial time for Illini recruiting.

“It’s a very, very important time and an important time for us to evaluate,” Underwood said. “Evaluation’s the key word there. We haven’t seen them all. There’s probably some guys that we’re going to recruit that aren’t that common name or names that you’ve seen. We’ve still got to do a good job of evaluating. Our guys now understand our system and what we’re looking for. “

The final evaluation period runs July 26-30. 


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