WCIA — Illinois didn’t waste long adding to its backcourt with Italian point guard Niccolo Moretti committing to the Illini on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 international prospect is expected to enroll at Illinois for the second semester, according to a report from 247Sports’ Travis Branham. The move comes less than a week after Skyy Clark announced he was stepping away from basketball and the Illini program.
Moretti has been playing with the NBA Global Academy in Australia, with the Class of 2023 guard joining Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn, Amani Hansberry and Zacharie Perrin in the recruiting group. Perrin is already on campus and eligible to play for the Illini after transferring midseason.