Illini Wonk
Monday, July 18, 2005
  Illini news bits
There's a lot of little pieces of news on the Illinois basketball program, so Illini Wonk decided to serve them up in bite-size pieces.

Illinois' BIG recruit

According to Mark Tupper, Illinois basketball recruit Brian Carwell has done some growing prior to his senior year in high school and is on track to checking in at close to 7 feet when he arrives at Illinois. The article includes an update on the feet of James Augustine and Dee Brown.

Deron Williams signs, starts?

Williams signed a contract with the Utah Jazz that is reportedly $7 million for the first two years with Utah holding options on years three and four. Also, the Jazz are apparently going to put him into the starting lineup.

Weber sticks around

Illinois basketball came to terms with coach Bruce Weber on a two-year contract extension for Weber that increases his pay to $700,000 per season. Learning from their last two coaches, Illinois will make payments into an annuity that will pay Weber $1.1 million if he is the Illini coach on April 30, 2011. Weber will be signing books today in Peoria.

NBA News

The Reverand Roger Powell says it's a blessing to be on the Mavericks summer squad...Speaking of the NBA summer league, Luther Head hit three of four three-point attempts and scored 17 points in the win over the Timberwolves...
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