updated 9:08 PM CDT, Jul 7, 2017
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Illini Land 2017 Edwardsville PG Mark Smith

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Class of 2017 Edwardsville High School standout Mark Smith has signed to play his college basketball for head coach Brad Underwood and the University of Illinois.

Smith averaged 21.9 points, 8.4 assists and 8.2 rebounds per contest en route to winning the 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball Award.

Smith joins a 2017 Illinois recruiting class that has Da’Monte Williams (Peoria Manual) and Trent Frazier (West Palm Beach, FL) already signed.

Smith becomes the first pledge for new Illini head coach Brad Underwood.

Smith competed on the travel team circuit with Ramey-Jets United.