Illini extends scholarship at 2024 Georgia Center

Last week, the Illinois basketball coaching staff offered a center from Georgia State.

A new reality is that after each season, Illini’s roster will be different. That’s why Brad Underwood and his coaching staff are looking for talent in the Class of 2024. Illinois is trying to make sure they fill in the gaps on the roster by then by offering a scholarship to Peyton Marshall.

Marshall is a 6-foot-10, 310-pound center from Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia. Currently, Marshall isn’t rated or ranked on 247sports or Rivals, but he has offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Ole Miss and Missouri. Thus, it is still sought after by other five power schools. It’s still reasonably early in Marshall’s recruiting, so he hasn’t narrowed his roster down to his favorite teams yet.

Illinois basketball trying to build this far into the future is a good thing.

Currently, the Illini have two commits for the class of 2024. Both engagements are in the form of Morez Johnson and Sky Clark’s brother, ZZ Clark.

Currently, Illinois’ central position is questionable with no clear center for the next three years. Orange and Blue have guys who can sometimes play center in Coleman Hawkins and Dain Dainja. Also, I think Ty Rodgers could play small center ball at times. All of those guys I named are good, but I think they’re better suited for the power forward position.

Marshall is built to play in the center of the Big Ten with the size he possesses. Illinois knows how to coach and build a team around a player of his stature. So, Illini fans should keep an eye out for Marhsall in the future.

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