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Posted On: 04/14/21 6:00 AM

What Illinois prospects made a name for themselves in Lincoln?  Here are some sleeper prospects from the event in #LiveSZNKickoff: Illinois Under the Radar Names!


Isaiah Holden Isaiah Holden 5'10" | PG Evanston | 2021 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars 17U)

Holden is a prospect that in a normal year would have multiple D2s all over him, but with the transfer portal and pandemic the unsigned senior has fallen through the cracks.  High IQ and leadership at the point guard spot for the Evanston floor general.  Plus shooter pulling up off the bounce and can stretch the floor as a spot up shooter.  Strong body and has a runner game.  Makes those around him better while also finding his spots to score.


Kevin Vasser (Illinois Hoopstars 17U)

Vasser showed some skills late in the high school season at Yorkville Christian and had a solid event for the Hoopstars.  He is a great utility player that does a little bit of everything knocking down open looks, defends, and is a decent passer.


Maurice Thomas Maurice Thomas 5'11" | PG DePaul Prep | 2023 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars 16U)

Thomas is a major sleeper in the 2023 class as he wasn’t seen on the varsity level last season on a loaded DePaul Prep squad.  Thomas has a

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