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Old Apr 19, 2017, 05:53 PM   #3226
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Mark Smith at 137 is just incorrect.
Frazier at 139, too.

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Old Apr 19, 2017, 06:43 PM   #3227
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Smith or Moore for Pickett and Bragg for Tilmon. I'd make that trade.
Still missing out on a 5 this year then.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 06:56 PM   #3228
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Get your game face on coach. Get Orange Krush and Marching Illini in State Farm with the lights off with Kendall Gill at center court holding jersey #13 in the spotlite. Hit the lights with Orange Krush going nuts and the band striking it up.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:05 PM   #3229
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I kind of like this stealthy recruiting. We've all had conjecture, but it wasn't until now that there some reports of us going after Bragg.
Not that stealth..Piper reported the Bragg interest back on the 8th

http://www.scout.com/college/illinoi...-carlton-bragg
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:08 PM   #3230
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Smith or Moore for Pickett and Bragg for Tilmon. I'd make that trade.
Agree. Bragg as a 22,23 year old man is going to be a really good player. That one year off to bulk up a little bit and mature is going to be huge for him.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:15 PM   #3231
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Mark Smith at 137 is just incorrect.
probably the best #137 in history...I want this kid even if they call him #300+++!!!
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:15 PM   #3232
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Grad transfer. Which we would likely have gone after even if Tilmon came.
That slot needs a name attached to it though. The Khalid Lewis of bigs won't help us all that much, we'd be better off with a freshman.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:19 PM   #3233
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That slot needs a name attached to it though. The Khalid Lewis of bigs won't help us all that much, we'd be better off with a freshman.
Agreed. If we can get an impact grad transfer that increases the odds of an NCAA bid then go for it. If it is a minimal impact we are better off with a freshman and strengthening the future of the program.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:38 PM   #3234
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The calm before a storm
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 07:43 PM   #3235
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The calm before a storm
It is certainly that, if nothing else.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 08:05 PM   #3236
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Two picks today including one from MSU writer Sean Scherer who Sparty fans say almost always gets it right for Michigan guys who consider or have considered Michigan State. Wonder if Bowen is hearing Izzo is pretty confident about Smith.
Whatever, Tugs' recruitment has been one of the stranger ones over the last few years.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 08:48 PM   #3237
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what happened to that potential guard juco transfer who could shoot lights out? his name popped up briefly and haven't heard about him since?
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 08:51 PM   #3238
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what happened to that potential guard juco transfer who could shoot lights out? his name popped up briefly and haven't heard about him since?
They all can shoot lights out in BU's offensive scheme.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 08:52 PM   #3239
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what happened to that potential guard juco transfer who could shoot lights out? his name popped up briefly and haven't heard about him since?
Committed to Westurn Kentucky.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 10:42 PM   #3240
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So much for Wednesday Rules.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 11:06 PM   #3241
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 11:29 PM   #3242
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Get your game face on coach. Get Orange Krush and Marching Illini in State Farm with the lights off with Kendall Gill at center court holding jersey #13 in the spotlite. Hit the lights with Orange Krush going nuts and the band striking it up.
This may or may not be happening tomorrow....
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:22 AM   #3243
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I think he commits tomorrow, If told they will be done with Guards for the year
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I also think he commits tomorrow, but I also think Charlie Moore might join the party, here soon.
But doesn't he visit Ohio State Friday and/or Saturday? Can't see him committing until after that visit. Probably take the weekend to think about it all with his family.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:23 AM   #3244
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Is Hondo Carpenter on MSU's payroll as a recruiter? His interview style is to definitely lead with his questions.

The interview with Smith's parents was a bit much.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:26 AM   #3245
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So much for Wednesday Rules.
Can't Wednesdays bleed orange and blue into Thursdays sometimes, as well?

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:53 AM   #3246
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https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/ap...ck-to-college/

Don't know if we don't still take this kid....seems like a perfect sized guard...definitely a Smith backup, could he be just as good for us?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:57 AM   #3247
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Oh goody Smithmas morning, the day we've all been waiting for

Who's in charge of stalking today? Report!

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:01 AM   #3248
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Is Hondo Carpenter on MSU's payroll as a recruiter? His interview style is to definitely lead with his questions.

The interview with Smith's parents was a bit much.
That guy is a bit creepy.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:01 AM   #3249
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Oh goody Smithmas morning, the day we've all been waiting for

Who's in charge of stalking today? Report!
Everyone got their cups on???
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:06 AM   #3250
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That guy is a bit creepy.
It seems that many schools have one of those creepy reporters...

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