Where would the Illlini be without Sam Maniscalco? What would become of their point guard situation if the three time team captain at Bradley, All-Missouri Valley second team pick wasn't eligible after his transfer this season? Illinois didn't play very well, but they did make it three straight wins in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and snapped a three-game skid vs. Maryland in the … [Read more...] about Illini Basketball MVP Thus Far: Sam Maniscalco
How’s the Illini Point Guard Situation Coming Along?
Heading into this season, the Illinois Fighting Illini had some questions to answer at "the one." Two games in, they still do. Demetri McCamey, as inconsistent and polarizing as he was, provided minutes and some sense of stability. The situation was helped this offseason when Bradley transfer Sam Maniscalco became eligible. He provides a steady veteran hand while PG of the … [Read more...] about How’s the Illini Point Guard Situation Coming Along?
Illini Use Final Scholarship on Point Guard Prospect
Illini head coach Bruce Weber announced today the signing of Michael Orris to a national letter of intent on. It is national signing day, even though everything Big Ten, and college sports in general, is overshadowed by the Penn State scandal. Illinois basketball used their final remaining scholarship on Orris, a 6-2, 180-pound senior point guard from Crete, Illinois … [Read more...] about Illini Use Final Scholarship on Point Guard Prospect
Illini Land Top 50 Prospect, Shooting Guard Malcolm Hill
The Illinois Fighting Illini hoops class for 2013 is looking pretty stellar. It's a phat class overall, and Champaign has a verbal commit from point guard Jalen James. Now they got top 50 prospect Malcolm Hill, a 6-5 shooting guard from Belleville, IL who also had offers from Kansas State, Missouri, Southern Illinois and Xavier. … [Read more...] about Illini Land Top 50 Prospect, Shooting Guard Malcolm Hill
Illini Hoops Adds 2 New Players: Maniscalco and Langford
University of Illinois Fighting Illini officially announced Wednesday the addition of two new players to their college basketball program. Devin Langford of Huntsville, Ala. signed a national letter of intent on the first day of the spring period while Bradley University transfer Sam Maniscalco, a badly needed true point guard, signed a tender of financial aid. … [Read more...] about Illini Hoops Adds 2 New Players: Maniscalco and Langford