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Tracy Abrams Will Miss 2015-16 Season

University of Illinois redshirt senior guard Tracy Abrams will miss the 2015-16 season after tearing his left achilles tendon on Monday.

Abrams suffered the injury during practice for the Illini’s upcoming trip to Europe.

Abrams miss all of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL.

Abrams is the second Illini to go down with an injury with freshman guard Jalen Coleman-Lands also sidelined and set to miss the European trip.

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Video: Intro For UIC Frosh Julian Torres

Here is an introduction from UIC of incoming freshman center Julian Torres (Bolingbrook)

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Mike Smith Adds An Offer From Drake

Class of 2016 Fenwick standout Mike Smith has picked up a scholarship offer from Drake.


Smith ranks among the top point guard prospects in the Illinois class of 2016.


Smith has picked up recent offers from Green Bay as well as ETSU.  He has also been offered by both UIC and Loyola.


Smith competes on the travel team circuit with Team Rose.

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Video: Kaminsky Summer League Clips

Here are highlights from featuring Orlando Summer League highlights of Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky, the #9 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

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Javon Pickett Adds Loyola, UIC Offers

Class of 2017 Belleville East standout Javon Pickett has picked up scholarship offers from both Loyola and UIC.

Pickett, who stands 6’5, is a long, versatile and smooth wing talent who has the ability to impact games on both ends of the floor. He ranks among the top prospects in a strong Illinois 2017 recruiting class.

Pickett also holds offers from Tennessee State, Illinois State, Drake and SIUE.

Pickett competes on the travel team circuit with the SW IL Jets.

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