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Illinicast: 5-star Will Riley Visiting Illinois Basketball and more

On the live edition of Illinicast, Sunny and Austin break down Will Riley visiting Illinois, as well as give thoughts on Kasparus Jakucionis



Illinicast: 5-star Will Riley Visiting Illinois, Thoughts on Kasparus Jakucionis
Mar 20, 2024; Omaha, NE, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Brad Underwood talks to the media during the NCAA first round practice session at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Illinicast: 5-star Will Riley Visiting Illinois Basketball and more

On Tuesday’s live edition of Illinicast, hosts Sunny and Austin discuss some of the major news surrounding the Illinois Basketball program. 5-star small forward Will Riley is the #22 ranked player in the 2025 class, as well as a possible reclassification option for the 2024 season. The young man made his way to Champaign early this week. So, the Illinicast crew gave their insight on his recruitment buzz, as well as discussed his potential impact on the Illini for 2024.

Additionally, Sunny and Austin discuss the recruitment and commitment of Kasparus Jakucionis, and what it means for Illinois basketball moving forward. Will Illinois basketball create a European pipeline with FC Barcelona?

WATCH: Illinicast Live -5-star Will Riley Visiting Illinois, Thoughts on Kasparus Jakucionis

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Who is Will Riley?

Per Alex Kyi– 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.

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