Jayden Epps is heading into his freshman year with Illinois basketball. He talked about what has changed since transitioning to the college level per 247Sports’ Derek Piper.

Epps was listed as a 4-star CG by the 247Sports Composite. He picked the Fighting Illini over the likes of UConn, Kansas, N.C. State, and Providence. Epps was also the No. 11 and No. 1 player from North Carolina in his class.

Champaign, Illinois has become a place that Epps is starting to love. He is especially happy with the coaching staff for helping him work on his game.

Just learning the game more and learning how college basketball is. We have the best coaches in the country. They help me pretty well and I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been here. I’m always in the gym with (Frazier) and I’m also always in the gym with the other coaches too. They train us all and they teach us so much. I love it. I love being here.

Illinois faces Eastern Illinois on Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU to start the year. We’ll see how much playing time Epps gets in the season opener.