"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
"There's a certain level of confidence and composure he brings to the court," said sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins, who played the bulk of his minutes as a freshman while LeVert sat on the end of the bench in a sweat suit. "When you know you have a player like that on your team of that caliber, it's just like, we're in his hands and he can do a lot of things for this team. It's a comfort. It's nice."
"I just really wanted to see him in a game and I loved what I saw," Beilein said. "He was active. He's got a motor. He's got some things he's got to work on. He doesn't have the strength to (play) the way he'd like to in the Big Ten yet, but that's what we're going to work on in-between (games) without inhibiting his ability to play the next game."
Larkin is a player that already looks like a pro. He plays an incredibly well-rounded game for a player his age; effective on the offensive end of the ice, and responsible defensively. He's got prototypical pro size and skates very well for a bigger forward.
“I don’t feel any nerves at all,” the Wolverines commit said. “All of the hockey is done, all the teams have met you. If they like me, I guess I’ll meet them again at the draft. For now, I’ll just sit back and enjoy it.”