Posted On: 06/18/20 5:00 PM

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What kind of level is the Ivy League recruiting at in Illinois and misconceptions about prospects going to the conference?

Two huge commitments happened this past Saturday and both are headed to the Ivy League.  It started off with Evanston shooting guard Blake Peters announcing for Princeton.  That was followed up just a few hours later by Louis Lesmond going to Harvard.  For a reference point Peters is the #17 overall prospect and Lesmond sets at #7 in the best class of prospects in several years.  They could have played at the mid-major plus/high-major levels. 

One misconception that has driven me nuts over the last several years is players that are considered a D2/D3/NAIA prospects try to tell myself and others that they want to go “Ivy League” almost as if it is a D2+ league for smart kids.  That’s just not the case.  Look at some of the recent commitments to the Ivy League from Illinois.  In 2019 there was Perry Cowan (Brown - #19) and Ciaran Brayboy (Harvard - #23). 

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