Illinois Basketball Season 2009-10
Posted on: August 4, 2009 12:37 pm
Illinois Basketball could have a bright season this year if all goes well. For the past years they have had success but things have got in the way like last year with Chester Frazier getting injured and missing the whole Big Ten and NCAA Tournament. And in the 2006-07 season Jamar Smith got a DUI and transfered. So lets talk future and forget the past. Two Senoirs and both will not be in the starting rotation. The Illini will be led by three Juniors excluding Alex Legion who transfered from Kentucky two years ago. The Illini will also add 4 Freshman D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul, Joseph Bertrand, and Tyler Griffey. All of those Freshman should provide instant talent, also all of those 4 players were in top 150 for there recruiting class. Players like Forward Stan Simpson will get playing time this year as he is a Redshirt Freshman. This team could be the start for the Illini to be one of the best in the NCAA again. They have three Juniors leading the team this year and one of top recruiting classes in the nation. This team could be destine for greatness or they could be another Bruce Weber failure.