Hillcrest’s January Signs With Big-10 Program

by Anthony Ray | Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Since joining the Hillcrest Prep program recently, 6-foot-11, 250-pound senior post Antwan January has received loads of recruiting attention - receiving numerous scholarship offers for himself.  This week, during the early signing period, January chose to sign with a storied program from the Big-10 Conference.

While possessing offers from Florida StateTexas TechFresno State, TCU,  New MexicoNevadaWashington StateOle MissTexas A&MKansas State and Boise State, January decided to sign a national letter of intent with the University of Illinois and their basketball staff.

January recently transferred from Santa Monica High School in Los Angeles, CA, and saw his college recruitment immediately take off after joining the Hillcrest Prep program.

January is a load physically and is one of the top post prospects in the country, as a result of his sheer size and mobility as a player.  He will add some serious size and toughness to any college program, as he is one of the bigger and more talented post prospects in the country.  January is a force in the paint and has a strong ability to score in the post, while also being dominant on the glass.  Very few high school prospects have his combination of size and strength, which makes him a valuable commodity among college coaches.

Congratulations to January and his family on this amazing accomplishment, as well as the Hillcrest Prep program on another division-I signee.

Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report:  January is a load and one of the top post prospects in the country - possessing numerous high-major division-I offers already for himself.  He will add some serious size and toughness to any college program, as he is one of the bigger and more talented post prospects in the country.  January is a force in the paint and has a strong ability to score in the post, while also being dominant on the glass.  Very few high school prospects have his combination of size and strength, which makes him a valuable commodity among college coaches.  He also has good toughness as a player and is very mobile and agile for his size - possessing good overall athleticism.  A strong finisher around the basket and keeps balls alive for second-chance opportunities.  Runs the floor hard and is a good finisher in transition.  An active rebounder.  A very good shotblocker with very good timing.  A tremendous talent, that, if he realizes his potential, could have a major college future.  Has a bright future ahead of him.

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