Anthony Higgs commits to Illinois
Illinois hoops coach Brad Underwood has added a three-star player in his quest to return the program to its days of national recognition.
Underwood recently announced the Illini have signed Anthony Higgs, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward from Perry Hall School in Baltimore, Maryland. A three-star recruit, who also had offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Cincinnati, Kansas State and Xavier, Higgs will be eligible to suit up next season, according to Rivals.com.
With his combination of skill and scoring ability, Higgs is seen by some as a natural in Underwood’s system of position-less players. With the recent transfer of big-man Greg Eboigbodin, he could quickly work his way into the regular rotation.
“After much consideration with my family and the people closest to me, I have decided to continue my career in attending the University of Illinois,” Higgs posted on Twitter. “It is an extreme honor to play under Coach Underwood and the rest of the Illini family on the Big Ten. I want to thank everyone that recruited me; it has truly been a blessing. #FlyingIllini”
Higgs joins a recruiting class that also includes Ayo Dosunmu, Tevian Jones, Alan Griffin, Samba Kane, Andres Feliz and Giorgi Bezhanishvili
After a string of at least 20 wins in 14 of 16 seasons, the Illini have finished under .500 in two of the last four seasons.