Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Season Preview 2022-2023 | The College Basketball Experience (Ep. 211)

Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Season Preview 2022-2023 | The College Basketball Experience (Ep. 211)

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Podcast Recap

The College Basketball Experience (@TCEonSGPN) on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network previews the upcoming basketball season for the Illinois Fighting Illini. Pick Dundee aka (@TheColbyD) and Ryan McIntyre (@Moneyline_Mac) break down the Illinois roster and highlight what they did in recruiting and the transfer portal this offseason. Will Brad Underwood get the Fighting Illini to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament?

OUTGOING

INCOMING

  • 6’6 G Terrence Shannon Jr. (Transfer from Texas Tech – 10 pts, 3 reb)
  • 6’9 F Matthew Mayer (Transfer from Baylor – 10 pts, 5 reb)
  • 6’9 F Dain Dainja (Transfer from Baylor – 2 pts, 1 reb)
  • 6’3 G Skyy Clark (Freshman from Los Angeles, CA – Ranked #33)
  • 6’6 G Ty Rodgers (Freshman from Saginaw, MI – Ranked #54)
  • 6’2 G Jayden Epps (Freshman from Norfolk, VA – Ranked #72)
  • 6’3 G Sincire Harris (Freshman from Canton, OH – Ranked #110)

Projected Roster

Starting 5

1 – 6’3 FR. Skyy Clark (Freshman from Los Angeles, CA – Ranked #33)

2 – 6’6 SR. Terrence Shannon Jr. (Transfer from Texas Tech – 10 pts, 3 reb)

3 – 6’7 SO. RJ Melendez (4 pts, 2 reb)

4 – 6’9 SR. Matthew Mayer (Transfer from Baylor – 10 pts, 5 reb)

5 – 6’10 JR. Coleman Hawkins (6 pts, 4 reb)

Preseason Tournament:

Phil Knight Legacy (November 18th & 20th – Las Vegas, NV)

Open with UCLA. The other semifinal is between Baylor & Virginia.

Rest of Non-Conference Schedule:

November 7th – Eastern Illinois

November 11th – UMKC

November 14th – Monmouth

November 25th – Lindenwood

November 29th – Syracuse (ACC / Big Ten Challenge)

December 6th – vs Texas (Jimmy V Classic in New York)

December 17th – Alabama A&M

December 22nd – vs Missouri (Braggin’ Rights Game in St Louis, MO)

December 29th – Bethune Cookman

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