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Future Illinois Basketball Guard Continues Dominant AAU Season

A future Illinois Basketball point guard commit continues to dominate the EYBL circuit with the Indy Heat 17U



Future Illinois Basketball Guard Continues Dominant AAU Season
Dec 1, 2023; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Compass Prep guard Jeremiah Fears (2) drives to the basket against Wasatch Academy center Augustine Ekwe (44) during the Hoophall West High School Invitational at Chaparral High School. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Future Illinois Basketball Guard Continues Dominant AAU Season

Illinois commit Jeremiah Fears has been on an absolute tear on the Nike EYBL circuit with the 17U Indy Heat. On Saturday, the Joliet (Ill) native continued his dominance, posting up 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds over the course of the matchup. According to Charlie Parent (@charlie_parent), contributor for, Jeremiah additionally went off in front of the Illini staff. Of course, Brad Underwood and his assistants are extremely excited about the future of Illinois Basketball with Fears at the helm. He has added a level of aggressiveness to his game that is exciting to watch unfold in the young man’s development. Illini nation anxiously awaits getting the Arizona Compass Prep guard to Champaign.

Certainly, recently re-hired assistant coach Orlando Antigua has been hard after the recruiting trail already for Illinois. After assisting Underwood in tapping back into the international market with Croatian 7-footer Tomislav Ivisic, you can now see him pictured courtside at the Nike EYBL tournament. Of course, checking out his future combo guard.

Check out the photo of Orlando watching Fears at the EYBL, as well as the original post from Charlie below.


Fears As a National Prospect

Per the film, Jeremiah seems to be filling out his lengthy frame. He looks far more confident attacking the hoop aggressively. Jeremiah has successfully added that portion of his game to his silky smooth jumper. In addition, Jeremiah is now the number 15 prospect in the class of 2025’s ESPN rankings. That is quite the mark for an Illinois Basketball recruit and he should undoubtedly be in the race to be a McDonald’s All-American.

Some Fears EYBL Highlights

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