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Illinois Basketball: Illini “in the thick of it” for Bryce Hopkins

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 18: A. Illinois Fighting Illini logo is seen on the side of a basketball before the start of the during the college basketball game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 18, 2019, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

One of the biggest targets left on the board for the Illinois basketball team is Bryce Hopkins.

Hopkins, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward out of Fenwick High School, has all signs pointing him toward the Kentucky Wildcats. After backing away from his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals, the “experts” at 247Sports started predicting the Wildcats as the eventual landing spot.