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Illinois Fighting Illini Offer 2023 Small Forward Matas Buzelis

The Illini have put out a new offer in the 2023 cycle.

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Earlier this month, the Illinois Fighting Illini put out a key offer in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Brad Underwood and his staff decided to offer 2023 prospect Matas Buzelis.

Buzelis comes out of Willowbrook, Illinois and is currently unrated by most of the national recruiting services. Verbal Commits lists him as 6-foot-8. He plays for Hinsdale Central and Mac Irvin Fire. Along with Illinois, he also has attention from numerous other programs and seems to be a player on the rise.

Illinois currently has no commitments in the program’s 2023 recruiting class. As such, fans will be hoping Buzelis can start things off for Underwood and his staff in the 2023 cycle. And with the program’s success last season and anticipated success next year, it seems like Underwood is due for some major success on the recruiting trail. Of course, it’s still really early, so there’s little telling what could end up happening with Buzelis’ recruitment.