Illini recruit ready for big summer

Published 07/01 2014 08:58PM

Updated 07/01 2014 09:21PM

PLAINFIELD -- Illinois basketball recruit Aaron Jordan is spending his summer in the weight room.  The 2015 shooting guard stands 6'4 but only weights 170 pounds.  The Plainfield East senior-to-be is working out with his school's football team in hopes of adding muscle and bulk.

"A lot of my friends, they see how skinny I am so they take me to the weight room, especially the football players," Jordan said.  "I think going into this season, especially with strength, to get to the next level and not bounce off of people but finishing at the rim, that's what I'm working on. 

"Also, improving my jump shot.  Even though it's a plus for me, there is still room for improvement because I want to be the best shooter I can be."

The four-star recruit averaged 18 points per game in his junior season, shooting 46 percent from 3.  Jordan is playing AAU basketball with the Illinois Stars this summer.

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