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Old Aug 4, 2017, 01:24 PM   #1626
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CONFERENCE CALL: Who is set up for big fall on hoops recruiting trail? @CoreyEvans_10 goes conference by conference: http://rvls.co/ConferenceCall

This is Corey Evans, who isn't known for always being correct on Illini predictions, but it does indicate that things with Ayo may not be as 'in the bag' as many here-- and on other boards -- want to believe. It's interesting that people connected with Xavier and Illinois both tend to think they're way in front with him.
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The Musketeers sit in a great spot with five-star guard Ayo Dosunmu, and as they continue to battle Illinois and Kansas along with a handful of others, a commitment to the Musketeers should come as no surprise. They do need to add further ammunition to its backcourt and on the wings; they remain in the recruitments of Noah Locke, Isaiah Mucius, Aaron Henry and Talen Horton-Tucker.

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Old Aug 4, 2017, 01:27 PM   #1627
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And Talen keeps racking up offers. I continue to have hope, though still think Izzo has the inside track right now.
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Two offers in two days for Simeon senior Talen Horton-Tucker as the wing earns offers from Virginia Tech and Minnesota.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 01:36 PM   #1628
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This is the 2nd post I've seen about this and I just gotta say something...

It wasnt one big stupid thing that Dee did. If that was the case, we would have heard about it. Come on now y'all! This is the type of speculation that is unfair to the former player and the University!

It was a serious of things that were taking place, actions, decision's, lifestyle choices, that were contrary to Dee's normal charecter, and outside the parameters of the role that he was specifically contracted & signed up to do here at the University. Because he was unable to show significant progress in the time given, regarding these issues... It was in the best interest of Dee and the University, that he resigned.

But to say that it was one big thing and that he would not be allowed to be employed at the UofI again is taking it too far! That's Twitter rumors gone crazy and just pure speculation! Speculation that is unfair to all involved, imo.
What you shared above and then again in this post is along the lines of what I heard as well. Dee was in a bad place, as is expected going through that type of situation. As I said, I only had a small bit of knowledge, so you clearly have even more inside information on this than I. I knew he was struggling, and I knew he made some stupid decisions. The problem was, as the poor decisions racked up, and some of them became more and more serious, it turned into a problem.

None of my post was meant to drag Dee through the mud. I've met him many times, I lived a few doors down from him in college. He is a great guy. He was the face of our University for a few precious years. He was amazing to the community and to the fans and kids. I want him back in the athletic department as bad as anyone. From what it sounds like, he is back on the right track and I hope he is able to get back into coaching soon.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 02:36 PM   #1629
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What you shared above and then again in this post is along the lines of what I heard as well. Dee was in a bad place, as is expected going through that type of situation. As I said, I only had a small bit of knowledge, so you clearly have even more inside information on this than I. I knew he was struggling, and I knew he made some stupid decisions. The problem was, as the poor decisions racked up, and some of them became more and more serious, it turned into a problem.

None of my post was meant to drag Dee through the mud. I've met him many times, I lived a few doors down from him in college. He is a great guy. He was the face of our University for a few precious years. He was amazing to the community and to the fans and kids. I want him back in the athletic department as bad as anyone. From what it sounds like, he is back on the right track and I hope he is able to get back into coaching soon.
Couldn't agree more & I really appreciate your response!

I wasn't trying to call you out specifically, or at least that wasn't my intention. But rather just to shine light on the situation as a whole, because of the amount of chatter there has been about it...
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 02:52 PM   #1630
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It's not easy to give up $200,000/yr plus a great benefit package to shake hands and tell stories.
That would be very tough to give up.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 02:53 PM   #1631
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Please leave Dee alone and get back to takin hoops
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 02:56 PM   #1632
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Agree, leave Dee alone. This is a recruiting thread. We should all stay on topic.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 03:17 PM   #1633
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Any word on Griffin visit?


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Old Aug 4, 2017, 03:20 PM   #1634
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Any word on Griffin visit?


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My guess is combes and/or TCTORNADO are probably there, sporting their Illini gear and being honed in on his recruitment like flies on garbage. Hope the visit is going well for the young man.

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Old Aug 4, 2017, 03:34 PM   #1635
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Some recent Zion Griffin footage. Reminds me of Kipper. High motor.



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Old Aug 4, 2017, 03:43 PM   #1636
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What you shared above and then again in this post is along the lines of what I heard as well. Dee was in a bad place, as is expected going through that type of situation. As I said, I only had a small bit of knowledge, so you clearly have even more inside information on this than I. I knew he was struggling, and I knew he made some stupid decisions. The problem was, as the poor decisions racked up, and some of them became more and more serious, it turned into a problem.

None of my post was meant to drag Dee through the mud. I've met him many times, I lived a few doors down from him in college. He is a great guy. He was the face of our University for a few precious years. He was amazing to the community and to the fans and kids. I want him back in the athletic department as bad as anyone. From what it sounds like, he is back on the right track and I hope he is able to get back into coaching soon.

Not bashing either of you, but asking you to stop posting any "info" about a man's personal life on a message board. Especially one we all love and respect.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:04 PM   #1637
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My guess is combes and/or TCTORNADO are probably there, sporting their Illini gear and being honed in on his recruitment like flies on garbage. Hope the visit is going well for the young man.
This might not be the best choice of similes to use.

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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:18 PM   #1638
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For the posters and the players. =P
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 05:12 PM   #1639
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Some recent Zion Griffin footage. Reminds me of Kipper. High motor.


This guy is good. He could make us forget about THT. Hope is visit went well.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 06:20 PM   #1640
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 21m21 minutes ago
Zion Griffin (@BabyKd14) tells me he enjoyed the #Illini visit. Impressed by SFC. Got to meet Mark & Da'Monte.. "Guys that I look up to."
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 07:03 PM   #1641
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CONFERENCE CALL: Who is set up for big fall on hoops recruiting trail? @CoreyEvans_10 goes conference by conference: http://rvls.co/ConferenceCall

This is Corey Evans, who isn't known for always being correct on Illini predictions, but it does indicate that things with Ayo may not be as 'in the bag' as many here-- and on other boards -- want to believe. It's interesting that people connected with Xavier and Illinois both tend to think they're way in front with him.

With Chin on staff, he should be in the bag, but in recruiting it's never 100% until the letter is signed. If Ayo was sure, he would've already committed.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 07:14 PM   #1642
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Some recent Zion Griffin footage. Reminds me of Kipper. High motor.


Starting to think I'd rather have this guy than THT. The athleticism can't be taught. He's still raw and has a ton of room to improve offensively skill wise and his defensive potential is yuge.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 07:43 PM   #1643
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High-priority #Illini big man target Colin Castleton tells me his OV to Champaign will be Sept. 1-3. OV at Xavier scheduled Sept. 15-17.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...39755224756225
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 07:49 PM   #1644
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High-priority #Illini big man target Colin Castleton tells me his OV to Champaign will be Sept. 1-3. OV at Xavier scheduled Sept. 15-17.
https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/stat...39755224756225
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Just like w/ Trent Frazier.. #Illini have the chance to close with Castleton before that next OV. No Florida offer. ILL has put in most work
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 08:30 PM   #1645
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Is Xavier just recruiting Illini targets? Zion Griffin is long and plays like he is 6-7. Reminds me of the Indy Pacer who just joined OKC.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 08:48 PM   #1646
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Man, I don't want to debate THT v Zion, both fantastic, but watching that video of Zion and imagining his frame getting, "Fletched"' if you will, he may be a late blooming athletic freak.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 09:23 PM   #1647
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CONFERENCE CALL: Who is set up for big fall on hoops recruiting trail? @CoreyEvans_10 goes conference by conference: http://rvls.co/ConferenceCall

This is Corey Evans, who isn't known for always being correct on Illini predictions, but it does indicate that things with Ayo may not be as 'in the bag' as many here-- and on other boards -- want to believe. It's interesting that people connected with Xavier and Illinois both tend to think they're way in front with him.

Things are never "in the bag" until a prospect signs a LOI and then shows up on campus eligible and healthy.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 10:38 PM   #1648
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 1h1 hour ago
Correction: Colin Castleton tells me his Xavier OV is scheduled for Sept. 7-9. #Illini OV will take place 1-3. Big priority for Underwood.
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Old Aug 5, 2017, 12:13 AM   #1649
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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 1h1 hour ago
Correction: Colin Castleton tells me his Xavier OV is scheduled for Sept. 7-9. #Illini OV will take place 1-3. Big priority for Underwood.
Colin Castleton sort of runs down the court like Kevin McHale. .

https://mobile.twitter.com/Hoop_MIA/...520640/video/1

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Old Aug 5, 2017, 06:10 AM   #1650
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CONFERENCE CALL: Who is set up for big fall on hoops recruiting trail? @CoreyEvans_10 goes conference by conference: http://rvls.co/ConferenceCall

This is Corey Evans, who isn't known for always being correct on Illini predictions, but it does indicate that things with Ayo may not be as 'in the bag' as many here-- and on other boards -- want to believe. It's interesting that people connected with Xavier and Illinois both tend to think they're way in front with him.

Would anyone here trade places with Xavier? No doubt they've got a shot at landing Ayo and anything can happen, but we are in a better position.
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