The future is looking brighter for Illini Basketball following the news that Jeremiah Tilmon has committed to Illinois.
He made his intentions known Monday and Illini Coach John Groce was elated when he got the news on his cell phone.
Tilmon is the first top 30 recruit that Groce has had since Groce arrived in Champaign in 2012. ESPN rates Tilmon #29 in the class of 2017.
Tilmon is a 6-10 senior who attends La Lumiere High School in LaPorte, Indiana. He is originally from East St. Louis, Illinois. He transferred to La Lumiere a year ago.