Posted On: 10/2/15 12:00 AM

Bloomington 2016 point guard Ilijah Donnelly committed to the University of Illinois Springfield on Thursday afternoon.  This is a big get for the D2 program as Donnelly is a tall 6'3″ lead guard that is smooth with the rock and can score.  He talked about why UIS was his choice.

“They welcomed me in like I was one of the players already.  The campus was real nice and that coaching staff was outstanding.”

His lead recruiter was assistant coach Dana Morgan who has great connections throughout Illinois and was able to build a tight relationship with the talented point guard.

“Me and him gained a real good relationship.  He was real outgoing and really had a lot to say about me as a person and a player.”

How does he see himself fitting in their system?

“I fit right in.  I like that its just a lot of get it and go.  I have become used to that style of play playing at Bloomington and playing for Team Illinois.”

Donnelly ranks as the #36 overall player in the state and #9 point guard in the 2016 class.  He was a mainstay for Team Illinois on the grassroots circuit as the 6'3″ guard won our program MVP just this week for his play.

UIS also picked up a commitment from Brandon Van Sant from Bloomfield, IN on Thursday.  PrepHoopsIndiana ranks him as the #59 prospect in the state.