Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/12/13
Quentin Snider has chosen the Illinois Fighting Illini over UCLA. Steve Alford lost a big name recruit. COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER GUY *sarcasm* Add another big commitment for Illinois and coach John Groce as Louisville Ballard product Quentin Snider is headed to Champaign. The 6-1 point guard will give the Illini a true point to complement Tracy Abrams. Quentin Snier is ranked #31 overall in the 2014 class by Rivals. When Snider gets here, Abrams will be a junior, so I doubt he’ll start at the one that year. But the next season…interesting college basketball position battle we’ll have in the Big Ten between the Chicago product and Quentin Snider. This is probably the biggest get yet for Groce. Who just landed Leron Black, another top 50 prospect, just 10 days ago. John Groce is capitalizing on de-commits. Black originally gave a verbal to Baylor, Snider to his hometown Louisville Cardinals. So Groce beat out Rick Pitino on this battle too. So John Groce is really doing what Bruce Weber could not, and that’s recruit. Leron Black, Quentin Snider, is Cliff Alexander next? What a winning hand that would be! Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook. The post Quentin Snider choses Illini over UCLA: breakdown and analysis appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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