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Jalen Brunson to Announce Wednesday for Illinois or Villanova
Jalen Brunson, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2015, will announce Wednesday at 4 p.m. Chicago time for either Illinois or Villanova, according to Eric Bossi of Rivals.
Brunson visited Illinois and then Villanova over the past two weekends.
“These are two great schools, two great basketball coaches,” Rick Brunson, Jalen’s father, told Joe Henrickesen. “We had two great experiences on those two visits. Both coaches will be in one more time on Tuesday.”
Rick, a former pro player who has recently gotten into some legal difficulty, said his son was still ” on the fence.”
“I will tell you he’s on the fence, and it’s a tough decision,” he told Henricksen. “But he is weighing what is best for Jalen. Where does he see himself? I can’t answer that. I told him I want him to come to us on Tuesday night or when he wakes up Wednesday morning and feel great about it and go with it.”
Brunson won’t take visits originally slated for Temple, Michigan State and Prudue.
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