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Recruiting: Illinois

Posted: Friday November 10, 2006 10:39AM; Updated: Tuesday November 14, 2006 3:41PM
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State Champ: Kansas

Top Illinois-Produced Recruits: '04-07
Player Pos. Stars School Cl.
Derrick Rose** PG 5 Memphis '07
Mac Koshwal** C 4 DePaul '07
Demetri McCamey** PG 4 Illinois '07
Evan Turner SF 4 Ohio State '07
Sherron Collins** PG 5 Kansas '06
Jon Scheyer** SG 5 Duke '06
Brian Carlwell** C 4 Illinois '06
Will Walker PG 4 DePaul '06
Patrick Beverly** SG 4 Arkansas '06
Julian Wright** SF 5 Kansas '05
Bobby Frasor** SG 4 UNC '05
Jerel McNeal SG 4 Marquette '05
Jamar Smith SG 3 Illinois '05
Shaun Pruitt** PF 4 Illinois '04
Calvin Brock SF 4 Illinois '04
Ousmane Barro C 3 Marquette '04
** Ranked in RISE's Top 100
Stars is star rating on scout.com
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Illinois wins in the volume department, as at least one of the state's best prospects has headed to Champaign in each of the past four years: Shaun Pruitt and Calvin Brock in '04, Jamar Smith in '05, Brian Carlwell in '06 and Demetri McCamey in '07. But the Jayhawks take the overall title because former Illini coach Bill Self managed to sign the Chicago area's elite player for two straight years. Both Julian Wright and Sherron Collins are future first-round picks ... and the only other player on this list who fits that bill is Derrick Rose.

Outside Player: Duke

Coach K grew up on Chicago's North Side and assistant Chris Collins played his high school ball at suburban Glenbrook North, which just happens to be the same high school that produced Jon Scheyer. The Blue Devils' ties were strong enough to overcome that Bruce Weber's brother, Dave, was Scheyer's prep coach. 

Dragging In-State: Northwestern

Weber is catching heat for missing out on Wright, Collins and Rose in three straight years. Northwestern, meanwhile, has not recruited a single four-star player (from any state) during that stretch.

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