Evidently, Bagley has been impressing this fall and is expected to get the first chance to start in the four-spot. The two combined for 35 points per game last season, and are accompanied by Josh Christopher, one of the most sought after guards of the 2020 class. The Wildcats won 78-67 in overtime. 2017 class is loaded w/ in-state talent. Firecracker Taeshon Cherry will also be used to provide some defensive help down low. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. 2017 PG Alonzo Verge Jr. has picked up an #Illini offer. He got the offer from ASU on July 29. The most notable were Baylor and Texas Christian. This team, who had the best turnover margin in the conference last season, will likely continue that trend. They were also the worst rebounding team in the conference, which is not helped by Romello White’s (8.8 rpg) departure. The Arizona State men's basketball program has its first commitment for the 2021 class and it comes from a local, well sort of. LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: A basketball is shown in a ball rack before a semifinal game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats at T-Mobile Arena on March 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Busting Brackets and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Although he hasn't been ranked by many recruiting services, 247Sports has stated that Verge has "lottery pick potential" and that he's "one of the five best players in 2017.". Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. He plays travel ball for the Houston Hoops on the Nike EYBL circuit. Follow The Champaign Room on Twitter at @Champaign_Room and Like us on Facebook. All three are capable of being real threats to score. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019.

The new addition is 6-foot-6 point guard Demari Williams, who is now at Glendale Dream City Christian but is a recent transfer to that school after playing previously at Fulshear High School in Texas. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. The Call: The three guards all have all-conference caliber talent. 29 recruit) and Josh Christopher (No. Star contributor Jon Gold on who and what to watch, from Akinjo to Ziaire. G: Alonzo Verge Jr., 6’3 Sr. (14.6 ppg, 3.5 apg) F: Marcus Bagley, 6’8 Fr. Very impressive in Lexington this weekend. ASU saw another top-three finish in the Pac-12 last season and what would have been another NCAA appearance. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. (3.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg) Bobby Hurley has things going over in Tempe. The fourth offer of the day goes to one of the best players in the class of 2017. Williams had seven offers, most of them closer to his native Texas. Baylor Basketball: Ranking of the top 20 players from 2000-2020, Houston Basketball: 2020-21 season preview for the Cougars. All rights reserved. His recruitment was headed by Bobby Hurley's Associate Head Coach Rashon Burno. V is for Verge. Alonzo Verge Jr. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) Before he even played a game in an ASU uniform, Verge was referred to by Hurley as arguably the best offensive guard he had ever coached.

Williams has relatives from his mother's side in Arizona and has been to the campus in unofficial capacity. Illinois Basketball offers scholarship to 2017 guard Alonzo Verge Jr. For more on the program's 2017 recruiting targets, check out our, ‘We get off the bus running the football’: Illini run game ready for No. Jalen Graham brings a tenacity to the floor that will be needed on both ends. 3 Buckeyes, It’s the second-ranked running offense against the second-ranked run defense, Illinois Basketball Player Preview: Ayo Dosunmu. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. C: Jalen Graham 6’9 So. The Sun Devils will be losing what will likely be their starting backcourt after this season, with Remy Martin and Alonzo Verge in their last seasons in Tempe. Even with Verge and Martin being able to score at will from time-to-time, the Sun Devils only shot it from deep at a 32% clip (11th in the Pac). Per Big State Hoops' Derek Piper, Illinois Basketball has offered a scholarship to 2017 guard Alonzo Verge Jr. Down low, the Sun Devils will use a mix of Jalen Graham, Marvin Bagley, and Kimani Lawrence in the starting roles. His recruitment was headed by Bobby Hurley's Associate Head Coach Rashon Burno. If that also gets cleaned up, watch out. Williams was named the District 25-4A MVP and was also selected to the Texas High School Basketball Coaches all-region and all-state teams.

This trio will be incredibly fun to watch and have depth to bolster them. Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Recruiting. www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/211932 2020 NBA Draft: Was Desmond Bane the steal of the draft? Your privacy is safe with us. Verge burst on to the scene this past season at Willowbrook high school (Villa Park, IL) as he led the Warriors to their first conference title since 1972. The decisions by Martin and Alonzo Verge Jr. to return with the addition of Christopher have ratcheted up expectations in Tempe.

For more on the program's 2017 recruiting targets, check out our Illinois Basketball Scholarship Grid. Weaknesses: Rebounding and 3-point shooting are the two question marks for Bobby Hurley. Remy Martin very well could be in the conversation for player of the year when it is all said and done. Bobby Hurley has things going over in Tempe. This is his best chance to breakthrough. If the Sun Devils can shoot 3-pointers at a higher percentage, this team becomes tough to beat. The junior returns for more #UnfinishedBusiness. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from.

If you've been following along, you'd know that this is now the fourth scholarship offer that Illinois has handed out this afternoon--all of them have gone to Illinois natives. Strengths: Many thought Remy Martin would pursue an NBA career after last year’s dominant season, but Martin is back for his senior year alongside his running mate Alonzo Verge Jr. However, you cannot be the worst rebounding team and still win the conference. Portland State transfer Holland Woods (17.7 ppg) and Jaelen House (3.9 ppg) will both be good scoring threats off the bench. © 2020 www.azcentral.com.

All rights reserved. If ASU can get these two things in check, there’s not a lot to dislike about this squad. They return most of last year’s crew, including a few players who will boast all-conference talent. Reach the reporter at Michelle.Gardner@Gannett.com or 602 444-4783. He averaged 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals as a sophomore, then improved to 21 points, six rebounds and three assists as a junior. All eyes will be on Alonzo Verge, the Pac-12’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year and leading bench scorer in the NCAA. 12 recruit) will help the Sun Devils make a legitimate push towards their first Pac-12 championship. The definitive source for all Rivals news. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images), Pac-12 Basketball Remy Martin (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images). We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Bringing in both Marcus Bagley  (No. © 2020 Verizon Media. Per Big State Hoops' Derek Piper, Illinois Basketball has offered a scholarship to 2017 guard Alonzo Verge Jr. Busting Brackets news from FanSided Daily, Notre Dame Basketball: 2020-21 season preview for the Fighting Irish, NCAA Basketball: 5 guards who need to take the next step(s) in 2020-21, NCAA Basketball: Ranking the last 25 NCAA Tournament champions, NCAA Basketball: 25 best NCAA Tournament upsets since 2000, NCAA Basketball: 25 best individual runs in the NCAA Tournament, NCAA Basketball: 25 biggest Selection Sunday snubs since 2000, NCAA Basketball: 25 best cinderella stories since 2000, NCAA Basketball: 20 best current home court advantages in college hoops, NCAA Basketball: 10 best National Championship finishes of all time, Arizona Basketball: 2020-21 season preview for Wildcats. Bobby Hurley hasn’t advanced past the Round of 64 with ASU. Follow her on Twitter @MGardnerSports.

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