More sophomores from Illinois are starting to attract college interest as well as scholarship offers. One of these players is Owen Freeman of Bradley-Bourbonnais High School and Mid Pro Academy. Freeman is a 6’9” power forward. 

Back in the middle of October, Freeman received his first offer from the University of Illinois. Western Illinois followed up a few days later also offering him. There are also plenty of other schools starting to show interest in him including Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Xavier. When asked if there is anything he may like about either of the schools that have offered him, Freeman responded “I love the way Illinois uses their big man and it’s so close to home.” 

“It’s so crazy,” Freeman commented on how it has felt to garner all of this college interest. “It’s truly a blessing and it’s an amazing feeling.” 

As just a sophomore, Freeman already has a strong build in addition to his 6’9” height. While he excels in the post with this size, he also has the skills to play out on the perimeter. Freeman has been working on improving these skills out on the perimeter by “working on shooting and bringing the ball up,” he said.

Back during his freshman campaign, Freeman had an impressive season with 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. While he has yet to build upon those stats this season, he has continued to work on his game. “I’ve been trying to build up muscle for sure and working on my ball handling and shooting. Those are aspects that I believe I need to improve on and I’m definitely working on them in the gym.”