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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:14 PM   #3476
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On the flip side, he was coming off a serious injury and wasn't cleared to practice with the team until just before the season started. This off season he'll be able to work on his game and that shooting form, so he may in fact improve there.


That's totally fair. My point was basically, just because they shot the same percentage from 3 doesn't mean they are equivalent 3 point shooters


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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:18 PM   #3477
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:24 PM   #3478
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Did he commit via sign language?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:29 PM   #3479
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If only there was a thread to discuss how we think players will perform in the 2017-2018 season... Shoot, I guess we'll have to do it here.

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:42 PM   #3480
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I have not seen Smith play but he shot .376 in HS from 3 pt and Lucas shot .375 at UI. Lucas didn't shoot as much but that was not his role. Cannot understand why you think Smith is so much better at shooting. His size makes him a much bigger scoring threat but not necessarily a better shooter.
Waitaminute, he shot MUCH better than that in the videos I saw... Not sure his stats are dependable.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:44 PM   #3481
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Waitaminute, he shot MUCH better than that in the videos I saw... Not sure his stats are dependable.
As opposed to highlite videos?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:46 PM   #3482
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Waitaminute, he shot MUCH better than that in the videos I saw... Not sure his stats are dependable.
You joke, but stats lack value without context. Anyways, back to recruiting news

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:55 PM   #3483
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Waitaminute, he shot MUCH better than that in the videos I saw... Not sure his stats are dependable.
TJL shot better in his videos also. Who is in charge of the stats?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:55 PM   #3484
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You joke, but stats lack value without context. Anyways, back to recruiting news

True.

Let's just wrap up

Smith
Bragg
Moore
Badocchi
Johnson
Finke
Dosunmu

and take a week off.

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:11 PM   #3485
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If we can have only one, who is it Moore or Dusunmu? Assuming we have Smith.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:15 PM   #3486
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If we can have only one, who is it Moore or Dusunmu? Assuming we have Smith.


What? Ayo! If we can get Ayo, we take Ayo.


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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:16 PM   #3487
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Need a further discussion: who's got to be creaned for the spots?
None since Luther Head is paying for them all to come here
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:17 PM   #3488
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If we can have only one, who is it Moore or Dusunmu? Assuming we have Smith.


if you know for sure you can get one or the other Ayo
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:20 PM   #3489
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True.

Let's just wrap up

Smith
Bragg
Moore
Badocchi
Johnson
Finke
Dosunmu

and take a week off.

if we get 2 of those guys I'd be happy.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:24 PM   #3490
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I know people are sick of hearing about Tilmon, but is he a done deal to Missouri? Is there still time to entice him to Illinois if we get Smith...? Or is he going to go with Kansas? One wonders why say Illinois is still an option at all. Just ask for your release and be done with it, no?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:33 PM   #3491
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True.

Let's just wrap up

Smith
Bragg
Moore
Badocchi
Johnson
Finke
Dosunmu

and take a week off.

Like all these guys but my list has to have another big guy besides Bragg.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:40 PM   #3492
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I know people are sick of hearing about Tilmon, but is he a done deal to Missouri? Is there still time to entice him to Illinois if we get Smith...? Or is he going to go with Kansas? One wonders why say Illinois is still an option at all. Just ask for your release and be done with it, no?


Tilmon and Smith are pretty good friends. So while highly unlikely, it may not be impossible


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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:55 PM   #3493
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Need a further discussion: who's got to be creaned for the spots?
Don't want to speculate bc I like all the kids on the team.

If BU landed everyone in that list I would assume he would make it work pretty easily. Especially being that they were his recruits.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:58 PM   #3494
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since Morris Bradshaw?
Wow. You are really dating yourself. And me.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:27 PM   #3495
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Wow. You are really dating yourself. And me.
Lot has changed since then.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:30 PM   #3496
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Saw somewhere on twitter that Bragg and Moore were actually visiting with smith today??
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:33 PM   #3497
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I think this will come down to Illinois and Michigan State for Smith.

It is Smith's decision. I don't believe in the crystal balls, as we've seen in the past how they can be deceiving. Kinda gets your hopes up, but I wouldn't fully trust it whole-heartedly.

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:38 PM   #3498
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Sign me up for believing that we are going to land Smith, Francesco Badocchi and Bragg. I don't see Moore coming if Smith signs because we are going to be loaded at the guard spot (1 & 2 which I think will be interchangeable in BU's system).
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:41 PM   #3499
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If Tilmon decided tomorrow that he wanted to re-commit, I think Underwood would absolutely accept that re-commitment. Let's not pretend like this is a "we didn't want him anyway" situation. Even if we got commits from Smith, Bragg and Badocchi tomorrow, we'd still take Tilmon.

I agree that the odds of Tilmon signing with Illinois are low. Indications are that Tilmon's mom wanted him to stick with Illinois, but his dad wanted him to go elsewhere, and dad won the argument. But for whatever reason, Mizzou hasn't wrapped this up yet, and Kansas has been mentioned as being in the mix.

Maybe this is just waiting to see who has the fattest envelope, or maybe his dad really just wanted Jeremiah to consider all of his options. Either way, I haven't seen anything credible lately that points to a definite conclusion. It always seemed like Jeremiah wanted to play with a friend and another top dog at Illinois (for a long time, that was Goodwin), so I guess there's an outside chance that Mark Smith signing with Illinois would change the calculation for Tilmon.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:42 PM   #3500
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https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...35069178503170

Looks like the OSU visit is still happening
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