Standout junior Javon Pickett of Belleville East gave a verbal commitment to the University of Illinois over the weekend.
The 6’4” Pickett chose Illinois over Drake, SLU, Illinois State and SIUE. Pickett is one of the area’s leading scorers at 24.3 points a game. He is also averaging 6.8 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the field in leading the Lancers to a 12-4 record.
Pickett will follow former Belleville East star Malcolm Hill, Jr. to Champaign. Hill is currently averaging 18 points a game to lead the Fighting Illini in scoring. Like Hill, Pickett also plays for the Southwestern Illinois Jets program during the summer. buy term paper online