Posted November 30, 2011 on illinois.scout.com
The Fighting Illini basketball team recruited Ibby Djimde out of Huntington Prep for this year's rookie class. It is now seeking 2013 combo guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes from the same program. A starter on a dominant prep school team, Rathan-Mayes is a national recruit. But he has developed a close relationship with Illini coaches.
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