October 27, 2006

Announcement soon for Rose

The top player left on the board for 2007, Chicago Simeon point guard Derrick Rose, visited the Illinois campus for Orange and Blue Scrimmage on Friday night. Rose was accompanied by his older brother Reggie, and will stay overnight and attend the Illini practice on Saturday morning. Reggie Rose says that although the Illini were not on Derrick's list in August, they are now one of three teams remaining on that list.

"If Illinois wasn't on the list, we wouldn't even be down here," Reggie Rose said. "It's between Illinois, Indiana and Memphis. No more visits."

It wasn't really in the plan for Rose to stay the night in Champaign, but after he and Reggie discussed it, Derrick decided he wanted to stay. "We were just playing it by ear," he said.

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