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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:30 PM   #401
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Re: my earlier post about knowing what Mike Irvin is really saying regarding THT and the Adidas circuit as opposed to Nike EYBL. Leave the Fire for Team Rose and you'll never hear the end of it.

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#MacIrvinFire 2018 6'10 F Tamell Pearson!!! He is the 2nd Best player in the State for the 2018 class!! He's producing on a major circuit!
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:34 PM   #402
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Another top recruit who is having a brutal Peach Jam is Cart'Are Gordon (as I watch Team Penny fall behind Albany City Rocks 52-19). Think he's averaging about 5 points a game and he hasn't done much of anything so far in this game -- granted the wheels have come completely off for Penny. Even playing on the same team as James Wiseman and one of the Lawson kids, who are taking most of the shots, you'd think he'd be doing better than that. He played with the older Porter kid and a top 10 pg last year on MOKAN when they won Peach Jam and did real well. Maybe Ford wouldn't have needed to get him off MOKAN after all.
I don't think he winds up at SLU anyway. Mizzery bound.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:35 PM   #403
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Potential package deal? I know Pearson has blown up this AAU season, just sounds like Underwood is kind of making that play too with Ayo.

Smart move if true.
Pearson is a kid the Irvin's are really pushing. So could be a deal where offering Pearson and keeping the Irvins feelin the love helps with Ayo.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:38 PM   #404
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Full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
to us, sure. but after reading stuff like that for a solid month, I'm betting THT will be a little more 'up' for the next MP game -- as well as Orr (there are at least 4 Orr players on TR) and Curie (3 players). It's like those Facebook arguments and dis's that lead to trouble. To outsiders it's like 'huh?'. To the people it's directed at, they know what they're being told.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:39 PM   #405
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Pearson is a kid the Irvin's are really pushing. So could be a deal where offering Pearson and keeping the Irvins feelin the love helps with Ayo.
The unspoken message here is "This is how badly we want Ayo."
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:42 PM   #406
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The unspoken message here is "This is how badly we want Ayo."
Yep, it'll be interesting to see if it's a true offer or if it's to add to the hype and try to get other teams interested.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 03:45 PM   #407
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...and sometimes a kid just grows into his body or has their body mature.
If you had seen me between my sophomore year and my senior year, you would think you were looking at two different people. It amazes me how coaches can be evaluating players on their high school sophomore performance and what they'll be by the end of their senior year. Kids don't blow up. They grow up.

And many aren't through growing until they're in college, and not just in size but in musculature as their hormones catch up with their age.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:15 PM   #408
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Mac Irvin Fire‏ @TheMacIrvinFire 10m10 minutes ago
#MacIrvinFire 2020 G Nimari Burnett had great semifinal game. He was the game leading scorer with 35pts and 6 rebs!! #NikeEyBl #2017peachjam

UIHoopsRecruits‏ @UIHoopsRecruits 11m11 minutes ago
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Watching Ayo Dosunmu and new offer Tamell Pearson

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Chris Mullin + 1 asst, Bob Huggins + 1 asst, Xavier, Elon, among others here for @NYRhoops vs. @TheMacIrvinFire
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:17 PM   #409
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The unspoken message here is "This is how badly we want Ayo."


Yep.


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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:23 PM   #410
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Are we too late on Hellems?

The current dream class is Ayo, DJS, Pearson/Conditt
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:28 PM   #411
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Groce offers Marcus Liberty's nephew.

Michael O'Brien‏Verified account @michaelsobrien 3m3 minutes ago
Young's Javon Freeman picks up Akron offer. Underrated 2018 player, could be the city's breakout star next season. Crazy high ceiling.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:35 PM   #412
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D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 2h2 hours ago
If the Peach Jam ended right now, the MVP would be BBE's Jericole Hellems. His stats through four games: 28.2 PPG 65.4 FG% 8.5 RPG 2.0 SPG
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:38 PM   #413
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Coach Walt‏ @CoachWalt_W 41m41 minutes ago
Mac Irvin Fire 16 defeat All Ohio Gold, 59-52, after being down 14 Marquise Walker 21pts 8rebs 5 assist, & Markese Jacobs added 18pts 6 rebs
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:40 PM   #414
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Jcole.4‏ @JericoleHellems 6m6 minutes ago
Blessed to receive and offer from the University of Illinois

Prep Hoops Missouri‏ @PrepHoopsMO 9m9 minutes ago
2018 F Jericole Hellems of Chaminade receives his fifth offer of the day from Illinois. @STLEaglesBBall

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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:44 PM   #415
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http://adidasuprising.com/adidas-gau...nale-schedule/

THT fouls out, 23 pts, 8 rebounds in 63-60 loss to Exum Elite
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:48 PM   #416
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Paul Carmona‏ @NGSports 5h5 hours ago
84 division 1 coaches watching The Family 17s play Mac Irvin Fire at PIT EYBL

Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 18m18 minutes ago
Ayo penetrates the zone & finds Kahlil Whitney for a baseline jam. And then Tamell Pearson throws one down right before half.

Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 6m6 minutes ago
Ayo just brought everyone in the stands to their feet & ruined some dude's evening.. POSTER SLAM in transition

Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 8m8 minutes ago
Chin is here

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Old Jul 14, 2017, 04:59 PM   #417
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Just a reminder. Henricksen's top 2018 prospects.
http://www.suntimeshighschoolsports....ts-class-2018/
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 05:52 PM   #418
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Pearson is a kid the Irvin's are really pushing. So could be a deal where offering Pearson and keeping the Irvins feelin the love helps with Ayo.
I just want a guy on the team called T-Melly. That nickname is legit.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 06:24 PM   #419
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Yep, it'll be interesting to see if it's a true offer or if it's to add to the hype and try to get other teams interested.
If we have to take this kid in order to get Ayo, I am in. He is not a bad player, and could easily develop. Plus the Irvins would be feeling the love, and hopefully send some more guys our way.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 06:28 PM   #420
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If we have to take this kid in order to get Ayo, I am in. He is not a bad player, and could easily develop. Plus the Irvins would be feeling the love, and hopefully send some more guys our way.
I agree- but either way an Illinois offer helps legitimize him so there is a benefit regardless
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 06:29 PM   #421
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Are we too late on Hellems?

The current dream class is Ayo, DJS, Pearson/Conditt
Not too late at all, at this point it is just a matter of priority. There are plenty of others we would take ahead of him. Players such as DJS, Finke, Ayo, THT, Ignas, just too name a few.

I had heard Martin and SC were showing interest and that he wanted to get a visit there soon.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 06:42 PM   #422
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#Illini assistants Jamall Walker & Chin Coleman are watching 2018 big man target @amadou_sow23. Strong athlete. Could rim-run in ILL system.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...21666257686528


Malik Hall has been special today for @MokanBasketball. 2019 wing has the chance to be recruited heavily both regionally & nationally
https://twitter.com/coreyevans_10/st...21407406206977
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 07:11 PM   #423
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D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 7m7 minutes ago
MOKAN Elite (KS) F Malik Hall (@iammalikhall): 15 PTS, 8 REB, 2 BLK in a win over Melo @MOKANBasketball
D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 1h1 hour ago
CIA Bounce (CAN) F Ignas Brazdeikis (@_iggy_7): 18 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST in a win over Expressions @BounceTTCaau
D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 1h1 hour ago
CIA Bounce (CAN) F Simisola Shittu (@LanX_Sims): 22 PTS, 12 REB in a win over Expressions @BounceTTCaau
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 07:17 PM   #424
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 14m14 minutes ago
#Illini HC Brad Underwood is in the house to watch newly-offered 2018 SF @JericoleHellems & Brad Beal Elite vs. Cal Supreme.

Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 58s59 seconds ago
Pick 'n pop trey by EJ Liddell. Top #Illini priority in 2019 & game just continues to grow.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 07:23 PM   #425
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Hellems in foul trouble, Shareef O'Neal raining 3's in front of his pop, Shaq, but BBE still leads Cal Supreme by 1 with 6 minutes to go in the first half.
Been checking in on Meanstreets - Team CP3 -- Finke didn't start. Did see him get a finger roll layup. Tied 28 all just before the half.
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