Welcome to “Good Morning Illini Nation,” your each day dose of school basketball information from Illini Beat author and AP Prime 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll provide insights each morning on Brad Underwood’s workforce:
Kenwood might draw a beginning lineup in 2021-22 that matches 4 fifths into Illinois’ recruiting targets. It is most likely too early to begin occupied with state title favorites given subsequent highschool season remains to be 5 months away, however the Broncos should be included in that dialog.
That might have been the case whatever the information Friday that former Fenwick standout Trey Pettigrew was transferring again to Illinois for his senior season to play at Kenwood.
– Mike Irvin (@MIKE_IRVIN) June 11, 2021
The 6-foot-Three, 185-pound level guard was one in all a number of gamers who left the state final 12 months when there was no certainty that a highschool basketball season might occur in Illinois. Though initially heading to Hillcrest Prep (Ariz.), Pettigrew landed at EDUPrize (Ariz.) For his junior season. EDUPrize went 12-19 final season. Stats can be found in a few third of these video games, and Pettigrew 11.9 factors, 2.four assists and a couple of.Three rebounds.
Pettigrew will now be a part of a loaded roster from Kenwood, which additionally introduced the addition of an obvious first incoming freshman at Robert Partitions. The youth trio of JJ Taylor, Darrin Ames and Davius Loury will return for the Broncos. All three have presents from Illinois, and all three had excellent sophomore seasons.
Taylor was a Information-Gazette All-State first workforce decide after averaging 28.Three factors, 7.2 rebounds, Three.7 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks. Ames additionally scored 17.7 factors, four.7 assists, Three.7 rebounds and a couple of.6 steals per recreation, whereas Loury averaged 16.Three factors, 10.1 rebounds, Three.Three assists, two blocks and 1.2. robberies.
Pettigrew is Illini’s fourth goal on Kenwood’s checklist. He obtained his provide from Illinois in June 2020 and now has different presents from DePaul, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn State, Grand Canyon, Milwaukee, Western Illinois, and Chicago State.