Coach Underwood and his staff hosted Puerto Rican native and Long Island Lutheran standout, Andre Curbelo, for a visit on October 18th. At the time, the Illini made the cut for Curbelo’s top-five schools along with Indiana, Miami, Oregon, and St. John’s.
It seems as though the visit was a success because Curbelo now has the Illini as one of his top-two destinations. On November 1st at 9:30 AM central time, Curbelo will make his decision between Miami (FL) and Illinois, according to his tweet:
This is a huge step in the right direction for the Illini basketball team. Curbelo is just another target added to the laundry list of Illini recruits in that class. He’s currently number 55 overall and the ninth-ranked point guard in the 2020 class. Both he and Adam Miller could fill the voids that Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier will leave.
Featured Photo: Andre Curbelo/Twitter