Former Illini star Kenny Battle sat next to Reggie and Derrick Rose at the Orange & Blue Scrimmage on Friday...
"I thought everything went really well," Battle said. "Derrick got down there and had a lot of fun. He enjoyed watching the guys play. It was just a great thing for everyone involved, having one of the top players in the country on campus for a visit."
Battle relished the opportunity to help out his former school.
"I've been associated with the program since 1986," Battle said. "I want to see Illinois flourish and bring in the top recruits. We have a big-time program at Illinois. All of the starters from the Final Four team two years ago is in the NBA now. That says a lot about the program."