March 10, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Ohio Bobcats head coach John Groce during the first half against the Akron Zips of the finals of the 2012 MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
Gurad Jalen James is re-opening his recruitment after originally committing to the Illini.
The Illini Fighting Illini didn't get their first choice for a new head basketball coach, but John Groce sure appeared competent enough in leading the Ohio Bobcats to the Sweet 16 last season. While Groce might know his X's and O's, there's a possibility he may struggle to find footing in Chicago's often grimy recruiting scene.
On Wednesday night, word circulated that incoming high school senior Jalen James, of nearby La Lumiere School, is set to reopen his recruitment.
Per Mike Mullins @wolves10 Jalen James has reopened his recruitment, no longer committed to Illinois.— Michael O'Brien (@michaelsobrien) May 31, 2012
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