The junior announced the decision on his Twitter page today writing, "OUR STATE OUR TEAM! Proud to call myself part of the #ILLINI."
Finke is one of the top recruits in the state for the class of 2014; he's rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He chose Illinois over Wisconsin, Iowa, Purdue, and Kansas State.
Finke talks about the decision to play for his hometown Illini (click here)
Extended interview with Finke (click here)
Michael Finke highlights 2012 (click here)
Head coach Tim Lavin talks about Finke's decision (click here)