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Michael Orris Enjoys Shootout Despite Injury

Michael Orris (Jack Lyman)

It isn't easy for an Illini basketball signee to play before a partisan crowd of Illinois fans. So it was not surprising Crete-Monee point guard Michael Orris struggled at the recent Shootout at Parkland. But what most didn't know, Orris still suffers the lingering effects of a high ankle sprain that limited his mobility and endurance.

Michael Orris is signed, sealed and delivered to play for Illinois beginning next fall. The Crete-Monee point guard has the skill to help the team early in his career, especially as a passer and defender. But he wasn't able to demonstrate all his talent at the recent Shootout at Parkland due to an injury. "I sprained my left ankle in three different places, outside, instep and high ankle...

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