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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:13 PM   #3501
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True.

Let's just wrap up

Smith
Bragg
Moore
Badocchi
Johnson
Finke
Dosunmu

and take a week off.

Need a further discussion: who's got to be creaned for the spots?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:15 PM   #3502
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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   #3503
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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   #3504
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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   #3505
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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   #3506
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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   #3507
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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   #3508
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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   #3509
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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   #3510
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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   #3511
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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   #3512
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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   #3513
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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   #3514
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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   #3515
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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   #3516
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https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...35069178503170

Looks like the OSU visit is still happening
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:44 PM   #3517
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And here comes the nutpunch, right on time


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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:47 PM   #3518
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you must have voted yes in the poll.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:49 PM   #3519
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100% guarantee that if he visits OSU he is not coming to Illinois. No question
Umm what?
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:49 PM   #3520
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It's not out of the realm of possibility that TJL's 3P% goes down, as both his usage% and contested fg% will go up. He didn't take many 3pt shots this season, and when he did, they tended to be pretty wide open. That won't be the case next season.
I'm not sure I would agree with that, just because he is a facilitator and, therefore, an opportunistic perimeter shooter. He most likely will continue to only shoot the wide open shots, and, if that's the case, his percentage may go up.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:49 PM   #3521
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we are going to be loaded at the guard spot (1 & 2 which I think will be interchangeable in BU's system).
1-4 are the same.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:50 PM   #3522
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https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...35069178503170

Looks like the OSU visit is still happening

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:50 PM   #3523
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And we just pulled ahead of MSU in the Smith CBs. So much conflicting information.
http://247sports.com/PlayerInstituti...ertPredictions
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:50 PM   #3524
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100% guarantee that if he visits OSU he is not coming to Illinois. No question
Why? Not saying that he is a lock for us, but he has been taking advantage of the opportunity to visit all his schools before deciding. Obviously I wish he would cancel the trip and announce his commitment immediately but I don't think this means we are out.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 07:51 PM   #3525
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Probably not a good sign, but who knows. Obviously MS wasn't blown away enough by his visit to commit today, but he might just want to see out the OSU visit to confirm whatever way he is leaning. Should be an interesting few days.
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