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Old May 12, 2017, 11:32 AM   #801
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NIKE EYBL Mid-Season Breakout Candidates
http://www.d1circuit.com/news_article/show/791101


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Mac Irvin Fire (IL): Talen Horton-Tucker: 11.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
Horton-Tucker owns the league’s only triple-double through eight games, proving he's just as versatile in EYBL play as he is during high school play at Simeon (IL). Mac Irvin Fire needs wins, and Horton-Tucker will play a big role in notching them in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
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MOKAN Elite (KS): Malik Hall: 8.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.1 APG, 1.0 SPG Jontay Porter needed a sidekick in the frontcourt, and the sophomore Hall decided it was his time to shine. MOKAN relies heavily on Porter's frontcourt production, making Hall's improvement imperative for the squad's long-term success. His averages are solid for an underclassmen, but he has no choice but to improve on them in an eight-man rotation.

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Old May 12, 2017, 11:40 AM   #802
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Because of who he is, he'll be a magnet wherever he is as kids find out who he is. Kids will go him for the coaching aspect. And once they do that, the seed is planted, and watered by whatever success we have on the court. Yeah, it's a good place to have him
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Old May 12, 2017, 12:15 PM   #803
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And it certainly helps when Dee Brown is always prefaced in this way.
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Old May 12, 2017, 12:34 PM   #804
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I pay a lot more attention to his posts ever since I learned he was Mike the Relevator not Mike the Elevator.
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Old May 12, 2017, 12:41 PM   #805
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I don't underestimate anyone. Having Dee in a major Chicago AAU program is great, but he's trying to work his way up the coaching ranks through the grassroots level. His job isn't to recruit for us.
Once again... we see the double standard of this board...... "If only we had pro illini guys coaching these kids"........ "oh, having Dee coaching AAU in chicago won't mean anything".... I just don't getyou guys
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Old May 12, 2017, 01:03 PM   #806
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Dee Brown is 💯 . You don't have to ask someone to do what is in your blood. Not sure , but I think it's good for U I to have someone of his status in Chicago talking and teaching kids. At anytime or place.
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Old May 12, 2017, 01:19 PM   #807
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I don't underestimate anyone. Having Dee in a major Chicago AAU program is great, but he's trying to work his way up the coaching ranks through the grassroots level. His job isn't to recruit for us.


You are right its not his job, but there is no doubt in my mind that he doesn't talk about the Illini all the time while coaching. It is just who Dee is. A lot say they bleed Orange and Blue, well with Dee its true
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Old May 12, 2017, 01:42 PM   #808
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15U coach. Wouldn't bank on Dee recruiting for us.
Lol dee not recruiting for us? That's comical, really.
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Old May 12, 2017, 03:51 PM   #809
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Might be some bad news on the Tilmon front soon.
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Old May 12, 2017, 03:56 PM   #810
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Spill it. What have you heard?
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Old May 12, 2017, 04:01 PM   #811
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I guess it's bad news if you're still expecting him to come here.
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Old May 12, 2017, 04:05 PM   #812
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Might be some bad news on the Tilmon front soon.
https://twitter.com/espn1050_ryan/st...16424864296960

I'm not holding my breathe. this is from sources around the metro east area in tune with the recruitment. Things have trended to this slowly https://t.co/lk9Qto5yfY
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Old May 12, 2017, 04:10 PM   #813
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I guess it's bad news if you're still expecting him to come here.
Cosign. It's not even "news," really. But it's more than we've had lately from that front... which is, to say, nothing.

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Old May 12, 2017, 04:13 PM   #814
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I guess it's bad news if you're still expecting him to come here.
Yes, we've known for a while that he's not likely coming here.
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Old May 12, 2017, 04:47 PM   #815
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Left UA circuit and De Sousa and Vipers. Another team to keep an eye on this weekend. Been watching Beal. Okoro a few rbs but with Garland and Thatch that ball doesn't get inside much. MIF play at 7 CT; MS at 8:30.
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:02 PM   #816
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More with the sources, J T recruitment has turned into a circus. Now miznoz say they feel good about 17th? Obliviously the sources aren't identified, so more heresay. Hope to God that it's done on the 17th, this is getting old.
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:08 PM   #817
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Okoro is intimidating on D though. Beal up 14 at the half over Team United and Trey McGowans from Charlotte, NC.
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:35 PM   #818
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More with the sources, J T recruitment has turned into a circus. Now miznoz say they feel good about 17th? Obliviously the sources aren't identified, so more heresay. Hope to God that it's done on the 17th, this is getting old.
It was pretty much done the day he asked out of the LOI. Like Mo Bomba said that day -- just go ahead and say you're going to Missouri already.
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:47 PM   #819
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Jontay is definitely a beast but with MOKAN up 3 he just badly missed 2 FTs that would have salted the game and Southern Stampede hit a 3 at the buzzer to send it to OT. Something to keep in mind for a future Braggin Rights game.
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:51 PM   #820
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Even worse, I didn't realize the kid who hit the 3 got fouled.
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:55 PM   #821
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Mac Irvin Fire (IL): Talen Horton-Tucker: 11.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
Horton-Tucker owns the league’s only triple-double through eight games, proving he's just as versatile in EYBL play as he is during high school play at Simeon (IL). Mac Irvin Fire needs wins, and Horton-Tucker will play a big role in notching them in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Let's not get carried away here, but in terms of his style and versatility does THT have a little Draymond Green in his game?
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:56 PM   #822
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Would say our best class possibility at this point would be

Frazier, Williams, Smith with Agau, Alstork and McIntosh, unless we actually carry over 2, that would be if we land a big only thought I think?
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Old May 12, 2017, 05:57 PM   #823
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Let's not get carried away here, but in terms of his style and versatility does THT have a little Draymond Green in his game?
To be honest I don't watch enough pro ball to say but I have seen that said by others on other boards. THT is a swiss army knife player, so if that's Greens' game, yes you could say that.
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Old May 12, 2017, 06:00 PM   #824
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To be honest I don't watch enough pro ball to say but I have seen that said by others on other boards. THT is a swiss army knife player, so if that's Greens' game, yes you could say that.
I've watched quite abit of Warriors ball these past 2 years...THT seems to be just as good a shot maybe, aggressiveness as well, ball handling, below at this point, confidence not even close, but I am not sure many others are as well....Green is something else for sure.
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Old May 12, 2017, 06:03 PM   #825
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THT hits a corner 3 to start the Fire off against The Family (Detroit.)
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