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Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Recruiting: John Groce Watched Jalen Brunson In Action V.S. Mundelein

On Friday, head coach John Groce made the trip from Champaign to Mundelein in order to see Stevenson point guard Jalen Brunson live in action against the Mundelein Mustangs. This is the second time that Coach Groce has seen Brunson play this month.

Brunson led the Stevenson Patriots past Mundelein by the score of 94-55. Brunson finished the game with 20 points (6-6 2FG and 3-3 3FG), three rebounds, seven assists, and four steals in 19 minutes.

When it comes down to Brunson’s strengths, the Adlai Stevenson point guard is a true point guard who can run the court, shoot the 3, and make open court passes. The only “knocks” against him are his size, strength, and overall athleticism.

According to ESPN, their scouting report states that the bottom line on Jalen Brunson is:

Brunson is a true point guard that has a feel for the game and a terrific basketball IQ. He is a shot maker that can also get teammates involved. Just a very good all around point guard with terrific upside. Brunson’s game is very similar to his father Temple great and NBA player Rick Brunson.

John Groce has done good things with the Class of 2015 already, especially in the state of Illinois. He has been able to snatch up both D.J. Williams (3rd in state of IL) and Aaron Jordan (5th in state of IL) and is looking for more.

Brunson is heavily considering the Illini along with Michigan and Michigan State at this moment. He might become a Illinois commit if Groce can lock up St. Rita SG Charles Matthews (1st in state of IL) as an Illinois commit to go along with Jordan and Roberts.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 2nd in the state of Illinois, 6th among point guards, and 29th among 2015 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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