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Friday / June 21.
  • Illinois lands former St. John’s big man Adonis De La Rosa

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Illinois on Monday scored a big man late in the recruiting process.

    Head coach Brad Underwood picked up former St. John’s big man Adonis De La Rosa, the Bronx native and Kent State grad transfer who is immediately eligible.

    The 7-foot De La Rosa tore his ACL in Kent State’s loss to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, and had surgery in March. The former Christ the King star averaged 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds last season there.

    Illinois previously added 6-8 small forward Anthony Higgs.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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