John Groce's Fighting Illini have been in the college basketball news lately. Not only has Groce built a much improved team of transfers and freshmen with only three returning players in 2013-14, but he's recruiting for a promising future.
He first landed Champaign star Michael Finke, whom committed to Illinois in December. More recently, he was able to land four-star recruits Leron Black and Quentin Snider, who hail from Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively.
ESPN's second-ranked recruit Cliff Alexander is still on the market. Alexander will be visiting U of I during Homecoming weekend in late October.
Whether or not Alexander commits to Illinois, 2014-15 has the makings of a special season.