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One week from as we speak there’s an opportunity Illinois might be including to its Class of 2021 recruiting haul. TyTy Washington is about to announce his dedication subsequent Sunday, his birthday, per Hoop Scene’s Justin Younger. Washington’s recruitment is kind of thought-about a battle between Illinois and Creighton.
TyTy Washington, one of many elite PGs within the ‘21 class, will announce his determination on his birthday 11/15. Illinois, Creighton, San Diego St, Ole Miss & Minnesota on the poll. pic.twitter.com/iklaEOuWkY
— Justin Younger (@JustinDYoung) November 7, 2020
Washington is a consensus four-star recruit within the 2021 class. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard is ranked as excessive as No. 57 within the class by 247Sports. Each Rivals and ESPN have him within the low 80s.
Washington has greater than lived as much as that billing up to now this season taking part in for Arizona Compass Prep. He was named the Grind Session Participant of the Week this week after averaging 24 factors, 6.5 rebounds and three.2 assists in 4 video games. He adopted that up Saturday with 21 factors, eight rebounds and three assists within the Pangos All-American Competition.
Illinois has a single dedication within the Class of 2021 in Luke Goode. The four-star guard out of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead advised The Information-Gazette he would signal with the Illini on Nov. 16. Ought to Illinois safe a dedication from Washington earlier than that it is 2021 class would leap from eleventh to eighth within the Huge Ten.