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Old Apr 18, 2017, 06:36 PM   #3051
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It would also stink if his older brother used his 5th yr to transfer to play with little brother at any other B1G school.


I really doubt that will happen. BU's offense is made for Finke. He is going to be dominant this year.


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Old Apr 18, 2017, 06:41 PM   #3052
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Now I would be surprised if Duke comes out tomorrow.

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Old Apr 18, 2017, 06:43 PM   #3053
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Well that's less bad, but I'd still love to pair him with his brother. Bombs away.
Tim Finke is a really good player that does a lot of the little things we wish our guys did. High IQ kid that knows how to play and doesn't need to dominate the ball to put his stamp on the game. We would be lucky to get him.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 07:01 PM   #3054
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Getting to East Lansing for games is gonna be a real headache for the Smith family. I like our chances.

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Old Apr 18, 2017, 07:16 PM   #3055
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Jason Thompson‏ @jthompson247 30m30 minutes ago
Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood & Ast Jamall Walker have an in-home visit with 2018 4* Tim Finke tomorrow night.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 07:29 PM   #3056
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Jason Thompson‏ @jthompson247 30m30 minutes ago
Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood & Ast Jamall Walker have an in-home visit with 2018 4* Tim Finke tomorrow night.
Dope. Finke needs to be a total lock for that '18 class.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 07:36 PM   #3057
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Jason Thompson‏ @jthompson247 30m30 minutes ago
Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood & Ast Jamall Walker have an in-home visit with 2018 4* Tim Finke tomorrow night.
I wonder if Mike will be there.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 08:49 PM   #3058
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I really doubt that will happen. BU's offense is made for Finke. He is going to be dominant this year.
I'm not expecting Mike to leave, but I'm not expecting him to be dominant next year either. But we have a coaching change & along with our shortage of Bigs, it is also worth considering that both Finke & Black could leave after next year.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 08:50 PM   #3059
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Yeah it's painful, but great guys other than that haha
How would dook even manage to visit Mark Smith tomorrow presumably after school who they don't even know when they also have an 8 pm in home with Kevin Knox, one of their highest profile recruits that they've spent a lot of time on already. Even for dook, they aren't gonna just walk in on this recruitment and take him away.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 09:06 PM   #3060
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I know it's a little off topic but this thread is the most active. I was looking at some other sites and they refer to their Nova Nation (Villanova) and Big Blue Nation (Kentucky), lame on many levels. How did "Illini Nation come about, which IMO is the coolest sounding and makes the most sense?
I'm pretty sure it started with Red Sox Nation and lots of teams/schools have copied it since then. It seems to have become most prominent during the Red Sox 2004 World Series.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sox_Nation
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 11:23 PM   #3061
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How would dook even manage to visit Mark Smith tomorrow presumably after school who they don't even know when they also have an 8 pm in home with Kevin Knox, one of their highest profile recruits that they've spent a lot of time on already. Even for dook, they aren't gonna just walk in on this recruitment and take him away.
I'm pretty sure most high schools would allow seniors to skip to classes to meet meet with prominent members of prospective colleges.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 12:43 AM   #3062
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Knowing the luck of the Illini, taking a team member on a home visit has just gotta be a recruiting violation.
Perhaps he needs to go home and do some laundry...

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Old Apr 19, 2017, 05:23 AM   #3063
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Perhaps he needs to go home and do some laundry...
If Coach Martin can get away with "I was at the school visiting my sister" I think this Finke in home visit situation can be an easy one.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 05:26 AM   #3064
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 05:28 AM   #3065
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I'm pretty sure most high schools would allow seniors to skip to classes to meet meet with prominent members of prospective colleges.
This is the absolute truth. Schools often set up appointments in school for students to meet with a coach or coaching staff. If it's an in-home, parents just need to call the kid in. No administration in their right mind is going to tell a parent they can't pull their kid.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 05:43 AM   #3066
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Dope. Finke needs to be a total lock for that '18 class.
Ayo needs to be the only lock, staff needs to be all over him, before the blue bloods try and get involved and swoop him up. Finke will not wind up here, Notre Dame or Vandy would be my guess.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 06:13 AM   #3067
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Ayo needs to be the only lock, staff needs to be all over him, before the blue bloods try and get involved and swoop him up. Finke will not wind up here, Notre Dame or Vandy would be my guess.
Any particular reason Finke doesn't end up here? Every professional prognosticator I can find that predicts his landing spot has Illinois in lead.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 06:42 AM   #3068
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Ayo needs to be the only lock, staff needs to be all over him, before the blue bloods try and get involved and swoop him up. Finke will not wind up here, Notre Dame or Vandy would be my guess.


in state I agree AYO is the only one who I would say needs to be a lock, but I have a feeling we wont land him or anyone in 2018, and if we happen to it wont be from the state.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 06:50 AM   #3069
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How do you know this?

Sorry, Rat beat me to it.
I do think that we have a chance, but ultimately I think he will be elsewhere. Vandy and ND can offer a lot more to him than we can, assuming we get Ayo. If we don't get Ayo that changes things, but I am confident we land Ayo.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:03 AM   #3070
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I do think that we have a chance, but ultimately I think he will be elsewhere. Vandy and ND can offer a lot more to him than we can, assuming we get Ayo. If we don't get Ayo that changes things, but I am confident we land Ayo.
Why would Ayo matter to Finke? Why can't they play together? Why are we assuming every kid (who we do not know) motives for college? Is it that crazy to think that these kids want to win a National Championship?

I don't get why it is too hard for people to wrap their heads around that two or three guards (even four) can play together. Like I have said multiple times. Traditional lineups don't exist.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:10 AM   #3071
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Why would Ayo matter to Finke? Why can't they play together? Why are we assuming every kid (who we do not know) motives for college? Is it that crazy to think that these kids want to win a National Championship?

I don't get why it is too hard for people to wrap their heads around that two or three guards (even four) can play together. Like I have said multiple times. Traditional lineups don't exist.
People seem to think that unless it is Kentucky, people are scared to play with other good players. I don't get it either.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:18 AM   #3072
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Why would Ayo matter to Finke? Why can't they play together? Why are we assuming every kid (who we do not know) motives for college? Is it that crazy to think that these kids want to win a National Championship?

I don't get why it is too hard for people to wrap their heads around that two or three guards (even four) can play together. Like I have said multiple times. Traditional lineups don't exist.


well a lot of it is because odds are real good we wont have more then 1 scholly for next year if we even have one. AYO would be worth making room for , Finke I do not think most would say he would be worth making room for. As far you saying Traditional line ups don't exist , seems to me all 4 teams in the final 4 had them

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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:20 AM   #3073
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I do think that we have a chance, but ultimately I think he will be elsewhere. Vandy and ND can offer a lot more to him than we can, assuming we get Ayo. If we don't get Ayo that changes things, but I am confident we land Ayo.


I don't know how you can be confident we land Ayo. I'm confident we will be in the discussion, but it will be a recruitment filled with blue blood competition, involving the Irvin's.

I believe we have a chance, but we have never won this type.


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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:24 AM   #3074
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Any particular reason Finke doesn't end up here? Every professional prognosticator I can find that predicts his landing spot has Illinois in lead.
Lack of scholarships?
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:27 AM   #3075
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well a lot of it is because odds are real good we wont have more then 1 scholly for next year if we even have one. AYO would be worth making room for , Finke I do not think most would say he would be worth making room for. As far you saying Traditional line ups don't exist , seems to me all 4 teams in the final 4 had them


I don't follow this line of reasoning. Truthfully, this is one of the things that Groce got right, his old line "I can do math" is 100% true. Especially when you consider that none of our current players appear to be transferring. Give it a year and someone will likely be upset, or ready to transfer, or we may not even use all our schollies this year. Long story short, it seems pretty safe to overrecruit as these things have a way of working out.
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