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Illinois Basketball to Host Five-Star 2025 Wing

Per Travis Branham, Illinois Basketball will receive an official visit for one of the top wings in the class of 2025.



Illinois Basketball to Host Five-Star 2025 Wing
Jan 27, 2024; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Brad Underwood reacts before a game with the Indiana Hoosiers at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Basketball to Host Five-Star 2025 Wing

Per Travis Branham of 247sports, Illinois Basketball will be one of the schools expected to receive an official visit from five-star prospect, Will Riley. Riley is a 6 foot 8 wing out of Malvern, Pennsylvania who is currently performing at an extremely high level on the summer EYBL tour. Per the 247sports composite, Riley is the 16th ranked prospect in the class of 2025. His offer list includes big-name schools such as Arkansas, Kentucky, and Alabama.  Based on this list of schools, Orlando Antigua is undoubtedly the main reason that Illinois is in for Riley.

When Orlando Antigua was first with the Illini, he sold a vision that helped attract talented players such as Kofi Cockburn, Andre Curbelo, and Andres Feliz. Certainly, that was before Illinois basketball had cemented itself as one of the top programs in the Big Ten. With a recent run of success, it will be interesting to see who Coach Antigua reels in.

Riley’s fit with Illinois

There are rumors that Will Riley may reclass into the class of 2024. Though that would certainly be a quick turnaround, Riley is still one of the most talented bucket-getters in the country. If he stays in the class of 2025, he will make for quite the prospect to pair with Jeremiah Fears. Jeremiah has cemented himself as one of the best guards in the country with some electric scoring performances. Currently, Fears is the 32nd-ranked prospect in the class of 2025. 

Additionally, Riley would make for an intriguing combination with Kylan Boswell and Kasparas Jakucionis. The 6 foot 8 wing emphatically put up 42 points in one of his EYBL games and went toe to toe with the number 1 player in the country, AJ Dybantsa.

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