Home Sports Dazzling point guard Andre Curbelo helped lead Illinois to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Motivated by family and Puerto Rico, ‘I do it for my family and for my island.’

Dazzling point guard Andre Curbelo helped lead Illinois to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Motivated by family and Puerto Rico, ‘I do it for my family and for my island.’

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“It’s an unbelievable self-confidence in his ability to get where he wants to,” said Illinois assistant coach Orlando Antigua, who recruited Curbelo from Long Island Lutheran. “His hand-eye coordination is special. His dexterity, his ability for his body to be connected with his mind. He can see a crease, knows to shift and just when think you have him, he’s gone. He can see a play two, three steps ahead. When he’s on the court, he’s in his gift.”

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