Mark Alstork to Transfer to Illinois

It's been an offseason of highs and lows for new Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood. So far Underwood has lost two recruits, lost one player to transfer, gained a commitment from Mr. Illinois Basketball recipient Mark Smith, and now has picked up highly sought after graduate transfer Mark Alstork. Alstork

Jonathon Warriner’s Bracketology: 5-23-2017

West Region (Los Angeles) 1.Arizona (San Diego) 16.St. Francis (PA)/ Idaho 8.Gonzaga 9.Texas 4.Seton Hall (Detroit) 13.Akron 5.Xavier 12.Oakland 3.Minnesota (Wichita) 14.Troy 6.Notre Dame 11.Oregon 2.Wichita State (Dallas) 15.Long Beach State 7.Rhode Island 10.Iowa South Region (Atlanta) 1.North Carolina (Charlotte) 16.Texas Southern 8.Baylor 9.Arkansas 4.Florida (Dallas) 13.Louisiana Tech 5.Miami 12.Illinois State 3.USC (San Diego) 14.Grand Canyon 6.Providence 11.SMU/ Wake Forest 2.Villanova (Pittsburgh) 15.Furman 7.Virginia 10.Oklahoma State East Region (Boston) 1.Michigan State (Detroit) 16.Hampton/ St. Peter’s 8.Virginia Tech 9.Oklahoma 4.UCLA (Boise) 13.Jacksonville State 5.Alabama 12.Vermont 3.West Virginia (Pittsburgh) 14.Florida Gulf Coast 6.Purdue 11.Georgia Tech/ Vanderbilt 2.Duke (Charlotte) 15.UNC

Jonathon Warriner’s Bracketology: 5-9-17

  West Region (Los Angeles) 1.Arizona (San Diego) 16.Texas Southern 8.Maryland 9.Oklahoma 4.Northwestern (Boise) 13.Harvard 5.St. Mary’s 12.Bucknell 3.Minnesota (Wichita) 14.Troy 6.Xavier 11.Oregon/ Mississippi 2.Wichita State (Dallas) 15.South Dakota 7.Gonzaga 10.Georgia Tech Midwest Region (Omaha) 1.Kansas (Wichita) 16.Stephen F. Austin 8.SMU 9.Virginia Tech 4.Alabama (Dallas) 13.Louisiana Tech 5.Seton Hall 12.Vermont 3.USC (San Diego) 14.Grand Canyon 6.Providence 11.Wake Forest/ BYU 2.Louisville (Nashville) 15.Long Beach State 7.Michigan 10.Oklahoma State East Region (Boston) 1.Michigan State (Detroit) 16.St. Francis (PA)/ St. Peter’s 8.Butler 9.TCU 4.Florida (Detroit) 13.Akron 5.Notre Dame 12.Oakland 3.Duke (Charlotte) 14.Florida Gulf Coast 6.Cincinnati 11.Vanderbilt 2.Villanova (Pittsburgh) 15.Furman 7.Rhode

Mark Smith Commits to Illinois

Fast rising point guard Mark Smith has committed to Brad Underwood and Illinois. Smith originally committed to play baseball at Missouri and then decided to focus on basketball last summer before having a massive senior season. During his senior season, Smith became Mr. Basketball in Illinois and received huge interest

Mark Smith Recruiting Sweepstakes Coming to a Close

Mr. Illinois Basketball winner Mark Smith is set to announce his college decision on Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. CT at Edwardsville High School. The 6-foot- 5 senior combo guard averaged 21.9 points, 8.4 assists, and 8.2 rebounds per game in his senior season at Edwardsville. As a standout baseball player as well, Smith

Grading each of the head coach hirings

Grading the head coach hirings this offseason by: Jonathon Warriner Indiana-Archie Miller, Grade: B This is a very good hire for the Hoosiers, while at Dayton his teams were always a threat to win the Atlantic-10 and during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Miller lead the Flyers to the Elite Eight. This hire is

Jonathon Warriner’s Bracketology: 4-18-2017

West Region (Los Angeles) 1.Arizona (San Diego) 16.Idaho/ Texas Southern 8.SMU 9.TCU 4.Gonzaga (Boise) 13.Harvard 5.Northwestern 12.Bucknell 3.Minnesota (Wichita) 14.Troy 6.Virginia 11.UCF/ BYU 2.North Carolina (Charlotte) 15.Furman 7.Xavier 10.Arkansas Midwest Region (Omaha) 1.Kansas (Wichita) 16.Stephen F. Austin 8.Oregon 9.Iowa 4.UCLA (Boise) 13.Jacksonville State 5.Notre Dame 12.Illinois State 3.USC (San Diego) 14.New Mexico State 6.Providence 11.Nevada 2.Wichita State (Dallas) 15.Long Beach State 7.Michigan 10.VCU South Region (Atlanta) 1.Louisville (Nashville) 16.Hampton/ St. Peter’s 8.Butler 9.Maryland 4.Baylor (Dallas) 13.Louisiana Tech 5.Florida 12.Vermont 3.West Virginia (Pittsburgh) 14.Charleston 6.Miami 11.Indiana 2.Kentucky (Nashville) 15.UNC Asheville 7.Rhode Island 10.Georgia Tech East Region (Boston) 1.Michigan State (Detroit) 16.Mount

Miles Bridges returning to Michigan State for Sophomore Year

Considered by many to be a potential lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft, Michigan State's Miles Bridges announced he would be staying another year in East Lansing. BREAKING: Miles Bridges announces he will be back for his sophomore year. Story: https://t.co/XhT6ZABSPN pic.twitter.com/hxbjD8iBn0 — Spartan Avenue (@SpartanAvenueFS) April 13, 2017 In his first

IU Hires Archie Miller

Before I say one thing about Archie Miller, I want to say thanks to Tom Crean. He helped get the program back on it’s feet, from a team facing numerous sanctions, and winning only 6 games in his first year, to a team that won 2 outright Big Ten titles,