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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:36 PM   #2801
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Rumor has it that Bruninga wants to room with Chastain.
In Loyola's Loyalty Legends dorm.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:36 PM   #2802
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He gone.
Don't give up on Smith!!
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:37 PM   #2803
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No worries, it just caught me off-guard. Let's hope we both can cheer for him in O&B. And if Bruninga joins, we'll cheer for him too.
I would love to have Badocchi playing right away, Bruninga a preferred or red shirt and THT coming in next year.

Pair them with Frazier, Williams, Smith, Badocchi and Johnson, I think we would be back in a hurry then.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:38 PM   #2804
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In Loyola's Loyalty Legends dorm.
LOL, Negron would be in the same dorm.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:44 PM   #2805
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Rayvonte. I think that's it since Leonard.

I really hope we can land Francesco. It's a fun name to say.
And Richmond
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:44 PM   #2806
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Rumor has it that Bruninga wants to room with Chastain.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:46 PM   #2807
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Duke is now in on Mark Smith

Don't know if this is legitimate or not.

https://twitter.com/DavidSTLhss/stat...46836339998720
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:52 PM   #2808
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Well those 2 together may very well end up being better than what we had last year, minus Hill....lol
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:53 PM   #2809
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Don't know if this is legitimate or not.

https://twitter.com/DavidSTLhss/stat...46836339998720
Wow, what a hyped up recruitment, can't wait to see the next tweet that has Smith in the 2nd round of a mock NBA draft and that he is evaluating hiring an agent.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:55 PM   #2810
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Yeah, I'm putting zero stock in that.


Not that I don't think Mark Smith can/will be be an Illini, but those sources of information are almost worthless.

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:56 PM   #2811
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Wow, what a hyped up recruitment, can't wait to see the next tweet that has Smith in the 2nd round of a mock NBA draft and that he is evaluating hiring an agent.
When was the last time a recruit blew up this late to bonafide blue blood status?
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:57 PM   #2812
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Don't give up on Smith!!
https://memegenerator.net/instance/6...ense-is-set-up

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:59 PM   #2813
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No joke, Loyola is going to be tough. They've got Chastain back from the knee injury, Donte Ingram who started at Simeon during DJ and Murrow's junior year will be back, Henricksen picked Krutwig over Tilmon on his All-State team and says Krutwig is the best passing big man he's seen since he started scouting (plus the kid is a monster, looks like a pro wrestler), Negron had legit high d1 interest and Lucas Williamson just led Young to a state championship and might have had the best state finals weekend along with Horton-Tucker of anybody down there. With Wichita State gone, Loyola might be in the Dance next year, two years at the most if the class stays together.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:59 PM   #2814
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Decent article on Mark Smith. The article mentions Smith might take an unofficial to Illinois.

http://www.kentucky.com/sports/colle...145022884.html
I think some are missing the point of Smith making mention of the ILLINI bringing in some really good talent?

Does the kid know something that we do not?

What constitutes good talent, in light of his own abilities?

Does he know of players and knows his destination already?

Or is he just going through the Lovefest that is Mark Smith right now?
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:01 PM   #2815
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I think some are missing the point of Smith making mention of the ILLINI bringing in some really good talent?

Does the kid know something that we do not?

What constitutes good talent, in light of his own abilities?

Does he know of players and knows his destination already?

Or is he just going through the Lovefest that is Mark Smith right now?
Clearly the answer here is to offer Bruninga immediately.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:09 PM   #2816
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Well those 2 together may very well end up being better than what we had last year, minus Hill....lol
While I'd be surprised if that ever happened, it certainly won't until they are at least juniors.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:29 PM   #2817
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 15m15 minutes ago
Hearing MSU plans to visit Mr. Basketball Mark Smith tomorrow. Duke says they're coming this week. #Illini will see him again too.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:30 PM   #2818
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What must it be like for this kid for Everyone Who Matters and a lot who don't reading everything but his toilet habits (and who knows, maybe even that) to determine where he's going to go to school. Really, it's like Kremlinology, where they studied who had been airbrushed out of the latest photographs. Here we're discussing who Mark has talked to, when and what about, based on what this guy or another said, and where he went when. Sheesh. I'm sure there are some who are more concerned about him than their own kid.
No kidding. That's why I honestly don't think Smith knows where he wants to go. Someone on twitter mentioned that Smith was getting sick of the process, but when blue bloods are reaching out, you certainly have to hear what they have to say. I know I'm sick of this saga, and I'm just a biased observer. Regardless, it seems like this thing is going to go into late April at least.

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:32 PM   #2819
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 15m15 minutes ago
Hearing MSU plans to visit Mr. Basketball Mark Smith tomorrow. Duke says they're coming this week. #Illini will see him again too.
Oh we need Duke involved in this like a hole in the head
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:33 PM   #2820
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 15m15 minutes ago
Hearing MSU plans to visit Mr. Basketball Mark Smith tomorrow. Duke says they're coming this week. #Illini will see him again too.
Wow.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:36 PM   #2821
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Oh we need Duke involved in this like a hole in the head
Don't fret. Roy Schmidt says things are just ducky.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:38 PM   #2822
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Oh we need Duke involved in this like a hole in the head
On the other hand, if we somehow, miraculously, manage to land Smith, we are all going to feel that much more wonderful doing it over those guys.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:41 PM   #2823
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Oh we need Duke involved in this like a hole in the head
That sure doesn't help....argh!
Mark's head must be swimming from the whirlwind of the last few months
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 03:07 PM   #2824
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Loyola? Dan Muller and the Illinois State Redbirds will be the premiere team in the MVC for the next couple of years.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 03:09 PM   #2825
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Goodness gracious has Mark Smith's recruitment been nuts. It feels similar to Anthony Davis' did.
Well, then we should be fine, since OA was the key recruiter on AD.
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