May 31, 2012

Bates-Diop talks Illinois offer

John Groce hasn't been giving out offers as freely as the previous staff did, but he handed out a big one on Thursday evening, offering the #39 player in the class of 2014. In state forward Kieta Bates-Diop is the 3rd in state class of 2014 player to draw an offer from the new staff at Illinois.

Kieta Bates-Diop called Illinois Head Coach John Groce on Thursday night and got some good news when coach Groce offered the 2014 star a scholarship.

"My AAU Coach (Mike Mullins) told me to call Coach Groce, and when I called him he said that after seeing me play, getting to know me, and talking to some (other) people, he felt comfortable offering me a scholarship," Bates-Diop said.

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