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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:29 PM   #2801
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As I said before I overstepped on the THT not a B1G player, this video shows he has gotten serious about basketball. He looks much more like a player, slimmed down quite abit actually. Also listed as 6'6, so interesting.
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.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:29 PM   #2802
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Not so sure about that...however, I though Smith would always be here, and he sees himself as a strong PG....Deron Williams maybe he compares himself too...we will see. I don't like Illini chances as much as I once did.

Kentucky history, ALOT of players competing..

MSU Final Four talent...Bridges only stays 1 more year, if Smith goes due to this and is not one and done, then what?

Illini Would run the team in more ways than one I think...he would be THE MAN here and could start the next legacy of players....Interestingly, I wonder WHO the talented players are that he was told about?
When I read that, I feel he wants to win more and be developed by coaches who are proven to send players to the NBA. I feel he wants that more than he does to be the man or be in his 'natural' position.

Also, those talented players he speaks of are playing the same position as him. I think he ends up at Michigan State, unfortunately.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:35 PM   #2803
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I really like his tenacity, but at his height he may need to seriously develop the rest of his skillset: ball handling, shooting, passing, one-on-one, perimeter skills, etc. It seems that his entire tape is a lot of inside dunks.

Hard to evaluate him based on just tape highlights but I do like his tenacity, athleticism, aggressiveness, defense, and overall effort that he seems to exhibit.
Everything you say is absolutely true. Fortunately, the things you can't really work on, he already has. NBA athleticism, good wingspan and tenacity
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:38 PM   #2804
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Not so sure about that...however, I though Smith would always be here, and he sees himself as a strong PG....Deron Williams maybe he compares himself too...we will see. I don't like Illini chances as much as I once did.

Kentucky history, ALOT of players competing..

MSU Final Four talent...Bridges only stays 1 more year, if Smith goes due to this and is not one and done, then what?

Illini Would run the team in more ways than one I think...he would be THE MAN here and could start the next legacy of players....Interestingly, I wonder WHO the talented players are that he was told about?
Then he plays with what will likely be a very talented roster. I'm hoping you don't mean that MSU is nothing without Bridges.

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:57 PM   #2805
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Roy and Dariush saying things looking good for Illinois in regards Mark Smith.
Never a good sign.
https://twitter.com/takhtehchianmd/s...36055007408128
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:01 PM   #2806
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Roy and Dariush saying things looking good for Illinois in regards Mark Smith.
Never a good sign.
https://twitter.com/takhtehchianmd/s...36055007408128
Yeah, I'm putting zero stock in that.

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:01 PM   #2807
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Roy and Dariush saying things looking good for Illinois in regards Mark Smith.
Never a good sign.
https://twitter.com/takhtehchianmd/s...36055007408128
Hey, with enough attempts, even I can hit a shot blindfolded
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:09 PM   #2808
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I was thinking to myself "Who was the last player we had that could grab a rebound, go straight up and dunk it or take a power dribble and throw down the hammer.
Rayvonte. I think that's it since Leonard.

I really hope we can land Francesco. It's a fun name to say.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:22 PM   #2809
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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.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:24 PM   #2810
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I agree with this statement. When I was watching his highlight video I was thinking to myself "Who was the last player we had that could grab a rebound, go straight up and dunk it or take a power dribble and throw down the hammer.
I always thought Bertrand was pretty athletic.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:29 PM   #2811
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Ryan Evan‏ @ESPN1050_Ryan 30m30 minutes ago
On my periscope last night I mentioned Trent and Mark talk weekly. They have gotten closer...I expect Illinois visit to be the final one
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:30 PM   #2812
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Then he plays with what will likely be a very talented roster. I'm hoping you don't mean that MSU is nothing without Bridges.
Not at all, but kids are finicky, if he sees himself "aligned" with one person, the same one that hosted him and told him his "secret" of returning...then he may look at that as a valid reason to go...just saying if all that is accurate, what does he feel if Bridges specifically leaves after next year, which he will.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:32 PM   #2813
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Ryan Evan‏ @ESPN1050_Ryan 30m30 minutes ago
On my periscope last night I mentioned Trent and Mark talk weekly. They have gotten closer...I expect Illinois visit to be the final one
I like this... thanks Dee, I mean Trent!
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:32 PM   #2814
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Dang, Loyola!
Joe Henricksen‏ @joehoopsreport 6m6 minutes ago
And Illini Bluffs 6-8 Taylor Bruninga, another highly-regarded uncommitted senior, headed to Loyola for a visit soon.
Joe Henricksen‏ @joehoopsreport 7m7 minutes ago
Cam Krutwig, Christian Negron and Lucas Williamson a heck of a local recruiting trio for Porter Moser & Loyola...
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Loyola and coach Porter Moser add to their stellar recruiting class by picking up a commitment from Young senior Lucas Williamson.
Rumor has it that Bruninga wants to room with Chastain.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:36 PM   #2815
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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   #2816
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He gone.
Don't give up on Smith!!
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 01:37 PM   #2817
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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   #2818
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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   #2819
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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   #2820
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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   #2821
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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   #2822
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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   #2823
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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   #2824
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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   #2825
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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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