National Signing Day Chicago-area news and notes: Friday

National Signing Day Chicago-area news and notes: Friday
November 15, 2013, 10:15 am
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Scott Phillips

Wednesday was the start of National Signing Day and as announcements roll into its second day, CSN Chicago will have coverage of the high school basketball players in the Chicagoland area signing their letter of intent with their future Division I program.

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We'll have updates throughout the day with news, quotes and some photos. If you have anything you'd like to update, be sure to reach out us on Twitter @CSNChicago or @Phillipshoops or email me at phillipshoops@gmail.com.

Be sure to keep checking back for updates throughout the week.

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9:50 a.m.: The big news for Chicago recruiting today is the announcements of Whitney Young's Jahlil Okafor at 3 p.m. and Curie's Cliff Alexander at 3:15 p.m., but Illinois took a major blow in their recruiting class Friday morning. 

In a shocking turn of events, former Illinois commit, point guard Quintin Snider from Louisville, has decommitted from the Illini and signed a letter of intent to play for Louisville, where he was formerly committed, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels. 

 

 

The news is a major blow for Illinois, although they do still have three point guards in the fold next season with Tracy Abrams, Jaylon Tate and Oregon State transfer and Chicago-native Ahmad Starks all with eligibility. Still, Snider had higher acclaim than those three and is a major loss.