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Coach John Groce announced the signing of three student-athletes to national letters of intent in guards Trent Frazier (Wellington, Fla.) Javon Pickett (Belleville, Ill.) and Da'Monte Williams (Peoria, Ill.).
Frazier is a four-star recruit ranked No. 78 by Scout, No. 101 by Rivals and No. 102 by 247Sports composite. He averaged 21 points, six assists and 2.2 assists as a junior at Wellington High School.
Picket is a three-star recruit who averaged 23.5 points and 6.4 rebounds as a junior at Belleville East High School, shooting 55 percent from the field. 
Williams is a four-star recruit ranked No. 92 by ESPN, No. 106 by Rivals and No. 107 by 247Sports composite. He led Peoria Manual High School to its first IHSA large-class state finals appearance since 1997, where the Rams finished third. Williams averaged 15.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals as a junior, scoring a career-high 37 points vs. Joliet West. He earned first-team All-State honors by the Associated Press and IBCA. Williams is the son of Illini all-time great point guard Frank Williams, the 2001 Big Ten Player of the Year and two-time All-American.

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