January 7, 2007

Watkins makes decision

Illinois fans got some much needed good news on Sunday when Quinton Watkins, a 2007 guard from Compton (Cal.) Dominguez High School, went public with his verbal commitment to the Fighting Illini. Watkins, the 83rd-ranked player in the Rivals class of 2007, called head coach Bruce Weber and committed on Saturday night to tell him the news. Watkins was the top shooting guard left on the board on the Rivals 150.

Watkins chose Illinois over offers from Washington State, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska, San Diego State, Pepperdine, and interest from Washington. The one time USC commitment is a 4-star player that sees his best basketball ahead of him.

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