Class of 2023 4-star prospect Brandon Williams included Illinois in his top 5 list, which he released late Tuesday afternoon.

Williams, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Middle Village, New York, will decide between the Fighting Illini, Connecticut, Oklahoma State, St. Johns and UCLA, per Joe Tipton of On3 Sports. 

Illinois is searching for its first commitment of the 2023 class in Williams. The Fighting Illini have had bounds of success on the recruiting trail in recent years, accumulating the No. 6 class in 2022 and a top 25 class in the 2021 cycle.

And Williams would be quite the addition. He’s considered to be the No. 2 player from the state of New York, and the No. 28 power forward in the nation per 247 Sports composite rankings.


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