Dee Brown is tweeting all about Jalen Brunson's Illini visit

Dee Brown is tweeting all about Jalen Brunson's Illini visit
August 29, 2014, 11:00 am
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Vinnie Duber

Illini fans are pretty amped about the possibility of the orange and blue landing Stevenson point guard Jalen Brunson. Why shouldn't they be? The five-star recruit who could be the best guard in the nation has the Illini on his short list and is making Illinois his first official visit this weekend.

One person who's real excited? Former Illini point guard Dee Brown.

Brown is playing in Europe, but that didn't stop him from sending a litany of social-media messages regarding Brunson's visit, tip-toeing around directly telling the Stevenson senior to play for John Groce.

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And Brown's Twitter campaign wasn't all. He took to Instagram to let Illini fans know they need to play their part in Brunson's recruitment, as well.

Who knows if Brown's messages will have any effect on Brunson. After all, Brown and the Illini's run to the 2005 national title game happened when Brunson was in third grade. But still, Brown is one of the greatest Illinois basketball players of all-time and a Chicago-area native. Certainly his perspective would be a valuable one.