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Illinois is no longer in the running for Oak Park star Iman Shumpert

Taylor Bell checks in as Shumpert cuts his list to five schools...

Oak Park's Iman Shumpert, who is rated among the top 15 high school basketball players in the Class of 2008 by one national scouting service, said Monday that he has narrowed his college choices to five--Bradley, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Marquette and North Carolina.

Shumpert, a 6-4 guard whose talent evaluation has skyrocketed during the spring and summer, rejected scholarship offers from Illinois and Notre Dame. He said he will visit Bradley in early August and may visit North Carolina, which offered a week ago. He hopes to make a decision before classes begin.

Shumpert said he wanted to trim his list at this point as a gesture of respect to all the schools recruiting him, thus giving them an opportunity to shift their focus on other prospects.

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