October 12, 2007

Illini add another 2009 guard

In a day that may have been unprecedented in Illinois recruiting, the Illini secured their third verbal of the 2009 recruiting class, and the third verbal commitment of the day, in Joseph Bertrand of Sterling (Ill.) High School the 60th-ranked player in the class of 2009.

Bertrand selected Illinois over offers from Iowa, Arizona State, Southern Illinois, Marquette and Notre Dame. He joins DJ Richardson of Peoria Central and Brandon Paul of Warren Township as commitments on an amazing Thursday for Illinois basketball.

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