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Illinicast: Rapid Reaction – Ben Humrichous Commits To Illinois

Illinicast hosts Sunny and Austin go live and rapid react to the news of Illinois Basketballs’ new commitment, Ben Humrichous



Illinicast: Ben Humrichous Commits To Illinois
Evansville’s Ben Humrichous (13) takes the court as the University of Evansville Purple Aces play the University of Northern Iowa Panthers at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023.

Illinicast: Rapid Reaction – Ben Humrichous Commits To Illinois

A very busy week thus far in the world of Illini athletics. The Illinicast crew gave their live rapid reaction to Illinois Basketball’s most recent transfer portal addition. On Tuesday, sharp-shooting Evansville forward Ben Humrichous pledged his commitment to Brad Underwood and the Fighting Illini. Hosts Sunny and Austin dive into what this commitment means to the program. As well as reacting to the slurry of recent news surrounding Coleman Hawkins.

Armchair Illini Breakdown: Ben Humrichous

The native of Tipton Indiana averaged 14.7 points 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game in 2023 for the Purple Aces. As well as shooting 48.4% from the floor, and 41.4% from 3-point range.  A stellar performance from the 6’9 athletic forward. Certainly, a player Brad Underwood and Illinois Basketball need on this roster. With the loss of Coleman HawkinsMarcus DomaskQuincy Guerrier, and Dain Dainja, the Illini need big bodies. A monster center and a stretch forward are just what the doctor ordered for Illinois.

Ben is a really solid stretch-forward option to fill the need. A strong shooter overall, from anywhere on the floor. Plus, his 6’9 and athletic frame will be suitable for Underwood’s “booty ball” scheme. Will his game translate to a higher level like the Big Ten? Time will tell. However, Illinois has a great recent track record of helping transfers, of all levels, develop. As well as take a step forward in their careers.

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