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Illinois Basketball: Illini lock in three top 25 classes in four years

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 19: Head coach Brad Underwood of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks on against the Drexel Dragons in the second half of the first round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 19, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The final 247Sports player rankings for 2021 are out, and Illinois basketball has each of their commitments inside the top 150.

Illinois’ first player on the list is Wisconsin Mr. Basketball, Brandin Podziemski. The talented 6-foot-5 guard has continued to rise in the rankings over the past year, as he had quite the offer list which included Kansas, Kentucky and Wake Forest, to name a few.