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Illini Enter Race For 2014 Texas Superstar

To be considered elite, you have to recruit the best. Illinois jumped into the race for top point guard in the nation in 2014. After seeing Grace Prep, Texas, point guard Emmanuel Mudiay Thursday, they pulled the trigger and offered the 5-Star. Mudiay breaks down the offer, the Deron Williams connection, and his close friendship with a high profile Illinois recruit.

Emmanuel Mudiay is a 6'-4" point guard who had scouts raving all summer long with his play on the AAU circuit. He has so many physical tools, including vision, strength and athleticism, that he is considered one of the top players nationally. Scout has him as the 5th ranked prospect in the class of 2014. Thursday, Illinois coach Jerrance Howard saw him play in open gym and came away very...

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