Ayo Dosunmu Signs With Illini, Brad Underwood Releases Statement

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Illini basketball has a signing class of just one currently, but it’s a very stellar signee in Chicagoan Ayo Dosunmu. Today marks only the first day of the autumn signing period, with a second signing period in the spring, and with two scholarships left to give, Illinois will be very active.

Dosunmu said at his announcement event, held at the Jordan Brand store downtown that he had every intention of signing his Illinois letter of intent on the first day possible, and he followed through on that promise today.

The Morgan Park point guard is the highest rated guard to commit to Illini basketball since Dee Brown in 2011. Ayo Dosunmu plays the same position as Brown and will wear the same number, so expectations will be extremely high for Illinois next winter.

Only time will tell if he can also win the Bob Cousy award (nation’s best point guard), earn All-American status and help lead Illinois to a Final Four like Brown did.

“We feel we are getting the best point guard in the country in Ayo Dosunmu,” reads the official statement attributed to Illini basketball Coach Brad Underwood, and sent out by the school’s Sports Information Department today.

“He possesses a number of traits that have elevated him to elite status. He is a proven winner, a great competitor, comes from a tremendous family, is a high-character young man, and has outstanding work ethic.”

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“Along with being a perfect fit for our system and style, Ayo embraces the power of Fighting Illini basketball and joining a program with such great history and tradition. It is extremely important to him to wear the “I” and represent our state.”

The future home for Ayo Dosunmu, the Illinois Fighting Illini will open up their 2017-18 season against Southern on Friday. For a season preview go to this link.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune corporation blogging community Chicago Now.

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