Zacharie Perrin, French forward in class of 2022, commits to Illinois
Brad Underwood and Illinois have landed another addition to the 2022 recruiting class. This time, the commitment comes from overseas.
According to Jonathan Givony with ESPN, the Illini have landed a commitment from Zacharie Perrin, a 6-foot-11 forward out of France. Perrin doesn’t turn 18 until August and is expected to be one of the youngest players in college basketball next season.
The lefty Perrin caught the eye of scouts and coaches with his size, wingspan, frame, fluidity, touch and scoring instincts, playing with a level of confidence offensively that belies his lack of experience. He’ll be one of the youngest players in college basketball. Highlights: pic.twitter.com/SUAXgzKkso
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 27, 2022
“Coach Underwood and Coach Alexander came up with a very detailed plan for how to take my skillset and body to the next level,” Perrin said via text per Givony. “They analyzed my film, figured out my strengths and weaknesses, and laid out a plan that made a lot of sense. They are a winning program, coming off back-to-back Big Ten championships. They are also a team that needed a rotation big, so there is a chance I can help them right away.”
Givony also noted that Perrin is expected to be the 12th scholarship player on the roster and the final addition for the cycle. Perrin joins key transfers Matthew Mayer and Terrence Shannon Jr. – along with a star-studded recruiting class – as Illinois looks to reload after an eventful offseason.