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Old Jul 15, 2017, 04:19 PM   #476
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Not sure if Ayo fills needs. With Smith, Frazier, TJL, and DW we have filled what it used to be a very strong need. We actually have much bigger needs now at SF, PF, and C. But Ayo makes a statement for UI as the best player in Illinois, Chicago, pretty highly ranked, and critical connection with the Chin/Irvin.




need/wants didn't mean as far as a PG. I meant it as, We need/want a 5 star guy, Chicago guy, most likely MR Basketball, maybe burger boy, Fire Guy so I stand by my saying fits NEED/WANTS pretty much everyone who chimed in has said one or more things that AYO fits, he is way more to the program then just a PG
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 04:33 PM   #477
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need/wants didn't mean as far as a PG. I meant it as, We need/want a 5 star guy, Chicago guy, most likely MR Basketball, maybe burger boy, Fire Guy so I stand by my saying fits NEED/WANTS pretty much everyone who chimed in has said one or more things that AYO fits, he is way more to the program then just a PG
I think the hope is too that Mark Smith will be good enough to leave early for the NBA in a couple years
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 04:54 PM   #478
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I think the hope is too that Mark Smith will be good enough to leave early for the NBA in a couple years



I get the feeling that Smith leaving would have more to do with having that degree first, so I would think he is here for at least 3 years, Ayo I would be shocked if he was here more then 2.
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 05:02 PM   #479
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Peach Jam semis about to tip: Team Takeover vs. Brad Beal Elite and Boo Williams vs. Oakland Soldiers. Winners play 2 p.m. tomorrow on ESPNU
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 05:32 PM   #480
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Peach Jam Semifinals. Full house inside and hundreds lined up outside. Maybe best environment I have seen in 15 or so years coming here.


D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 3m3 minutes ago
Darius Garland goes up top to Jericole Hellems for the nasty alley-oop. BBE leads TTO 31-21 with one minute left in the first half.


BBE leads 33-21 at the half.
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 06:11 PM   #481
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With 2:17 left, BBE leads TTO 59-51.


BBE led by 14 a couple of minutes ago. Good game for EJ -- always active.
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 06:14 PM   #482
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BBE up by 1 with 1 minute to go.
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 06:18 PM   #483
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wheels totally coming off for BBE - 3 straight turnovers by Hellems. Takeover up 62-59, TTO ball. 32 seconds to go.
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 06:24 PM   #484
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Takeover 64, BBE 63. BBE was ahead by double digits most of the game. Gave it away in the last 3,4 minutes.

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TTO was down 13 with 4 minutes on the clock.

D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 3m3 minutes ago
Team Takeover just pulled off arguably the most impressive comeback in Peach Jam history.
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 06:28 PM   #485
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Takeover just pulled off arguably the most impressive comeback in Peach Jam history.


Bummer. Was looking forward to watching BBE in the finals tomorrow on ESPN.


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Old Jul 15, 2017, 07:28 PM   #486
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#Illini HC Brad Underwood is here at Peach State watching priority big man target @george_conditt.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...90714422132736
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Old Jul 15, 2017, 07:44 PM   #487
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Liddell 5/1, Okoro 6/8, Hellems 12/6


http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/18356071

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Old Jul 16, 2017, 06:45 AM   #488
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Where has Antigua been? I feel like a lot of the tweets have mentioned chin and obviously bu specifically. I'm interested by Antigua's whereabouts.
Slovenia? Croatia? NYC?
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 07:16 AM   #489
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Does anyone have a summary of how Matic Vesel played a couple days ago?
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 08:29 AM   #490
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Antigua is in greece according to ryan evans watching matic
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 09:31 AM   #491
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Antigua is in greece according to ryan evans watching matic
Must be nice. ;-)
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 09:48 AM   #492
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Likely needs to keep him committed. No restrictions in club teams offering him contract$
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 10:04 AM   #493
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Both RJ Barret and Jalen Lecque and perhaps any offers on the East/NW are OA's sphere.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 10:19 AM   #494
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#Illini staff is 3-deep watching @george_conditt with Brad Underwood, Chin Coleman & Jamall Walker.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...14058874675200
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 11:19 AM   #495
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Video from the first game yesterday when BBE beat Howard Pulley. Bradley Beal is in grey. EJ is number 12, Hellems is 21 and Okoro, 23.


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Old Jul 16, 2017, 11:26 AM   #496
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Groce constantly was in on players before they blew up. Please also, excluding Bo and Brad Stevens, who actually is good at evaluating 2 star talent who become top level players? Seriously do you realize that for every 1 or 2 of those stories there are a ton more who never make it and you never hear about again? It is such a myth that teams should be built on 2 and 3 star players- this isn't football. Bo is the one example of a coach in a top division who really was able to find players that fit his system, maybe you could add Beilein.
I completely agree with you on this but you add Huggy Bear to short list of coaches who wins without 4 and 5 star talent.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 11:33 AM   #497
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https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...34668103274496

#Illini targets Talen Horton-Tucker (@_Tal0w) & Colin Castleton (@Castleton_) squaring off. Brad Underwood here with Walker & Coleman.

Assistants from Xavier, Ohio State and Northwestern are also here for THT.

Big throwdown by #Illini big man target Colin Castleton. Good athlete with a lot of length & versatility. Plays hard too.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 11:35 AM   #498
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D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 5m5 minutes ago
2018 Brad Beal Elite (MO) G Darius Garland (@dariusgarland22) picks up an offer from Kentucky #Wildcats #SEC @STLEaglesBBall


And Tre Jones is probably going to follow his brother Tyus to Duke (although he claims Minny is still in the running). Number 32 for Howard Pulley in the above video is Daniel Oturo who committed to Minnesota, so we get to battle him for the next few years.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 11:58 AM   #499
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D1 Circuit‏ @D1Circuit 5m5 minutes ago
2018 Brad Beal Elite (MO) G Darius Garland (@dariusgarland22) picks up an offer from Kentucky #Wildcats #SEC @STLEaglesBBall


And Tre Jones is probably going to follow his brother Tyus to Duke (although he claims Minny is still in the running). Number 32 for Howard Pulley in the above video is Daniel Oturo who committed to Minnesota, so we get to battle him for the next few years.


Is the peach jam final going to be televised?


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Old Jul 16, 2017, 12:08 PM   #500
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#Illini HC Brad Underwood will watch 2018 big man target @amadou_sow23 in the Peach Jam final at 2 p.m. ET. Has tracked him closely.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...43516809641984


#Illini big man target Colin Castleton told me Illinois will likely be his first OV next month. Antigua was the first coach to offer him.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...48464884543488
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