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Old Aug 9, 2017, 02:19 PM   #1801
james81
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Just saw he already retweeted it from earlier.
Do you know if Griffin has seen the pic Illini Creative made of him? That one is great too.

https://twitter.com/IlliniCreative
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1802
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Sounds like Zion is saying if BU commits to me, I'll commit to UI. Or is that just me?
Sounds about right and I hope they act quickly as well!!!
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 04:46 PM   #1803
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& why not now Ayo?!
Awesome art and thought. Best post in a long time.


Griffin is waiting for some love like that, but sounds like we been on his mind for awhile.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 06:04 PM   #1804
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Awesome art and thought. Best post in a long time.





Griffin is waiting for some love like that, but sounds like we been on his mind for awhile.


Tom, is that you?


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Old Aug 9, 2017, 06:40 PM   #1805
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We just made Ayo top 11 sheesh

https://twitter.com/ayodos_11/status/895439471734251520

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Old Aug 9, 2017, 06:51 PM   #1806
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THT retweeted it. Would be nice if they're back on speaking terms.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 07:00 PM   #1807
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I bet Lobos fans must be really excited to see themselves on that list.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 07:06 PM   #1808
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We didn't make Nassir Little top five.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 07:33 PM   #1809
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That link isn't working for me.....
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 07:37 PM   #1810
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So there are 10 he is thinking about and the 1 that matters?
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 07:38 PM   #1811
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That link isn't working for me.....
Too much hypertext.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 08:01 PM   #1812
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That link isn't working for me.....
Sorry I screw it up every time. Just know we are one of 11 teams. I still feel we get him.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 08:36 PM   #1813
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THT retweeted it. Would be nice if they're back on speaking terms.
We only B1G listed, surprised he released it . Top 5 at Halloween?
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 08:41 PM   #1814
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THT retweeted it. Would be nice if they're back on speaking terms.


Someone posted the other day that they were back to texting again


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Old Aug 9, 2017, 09:37 PM   #1815
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How is Xavier recruiting so well these last 4 years? What is the draw to their school?
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 09:43 PM   #1816
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"He explained the difference between and want and need. They want and need me."

Sounds like Steve Prohm has a little Michael Scott in him.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 11:46 PM   #1817
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Based solely on the number of twitter replies, it is either the Illini or the Lobos.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 05:36 AM   #1818
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Iowa St coming off thirsty and creepy.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 06:12 AM   #1819
james81
Location: North Carolina
Here is Ayo's current list: KU, Illinois, Memphis, Oklahoma State, USC, North Carolina State, Xavier, Creighton, Wake Forest, UConn and New Mexico.

It's not clear to me if KU is recruiting Ayo as a point guard. If so, the path there is not as clear:

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Devon Dotson, a 6-foot-1 senior from Providence Day High School in Charlotte, N.C., who is ranked No. 35 in the Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, will visit KU on Aug. 25-27, sources confirmed on Wednesday . . .There’s been talk that a Dotson commitment might also help KU land No. 3-ranked Zion Williamson, a 6-6 senior forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School.
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/col...166396542.html

One thing Ayo doesn't lack is motivation:

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"When I see rankings and I feel like I'm not as high, I say, 'I'm Coming' -- I'm coming for the top. And 'Why Not Me' -- why can't I be great, why can't I be a McDonald's All-American? Why not?" says the 17 year-old.

Dosunmu’s actual first name is Quam. It honors his father and grandfather’s Nigerian heritage and appropriately means “to go forward” in Yoruba.

“I want to be looked up to by the next generation of kids. I want them to look up to me and say, 'I want to be like Ayo'," Dosunmu says.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sport...439539933.html

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Old Aug 10, 2017, 07:07 AM   #1820
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How is Xavier recruiting so well these last 4 years? What is the draw to their school?


My answer would be winning games and advancing in NCAA tourney
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 07:32 AM   #1821
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Ayo will come down to KU, ILL, Xavier. Interesting to see NW not even make Ayo top 11, but someone like NM does?

THT and Ayo have no beef with each other and have recently been texting again.

Still think they wind up at different schools, but good too see they're communicating.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 07:36 AM   #1822
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We only B1G listed, surprised he released it . Top 5 at Halloween?
That list is pretty weak IMO. You can obviously eliminate some schools right off the bat.

I know his current favorites are ILL, KU, and Xavier, but I think that the other 2 spots in the Top 5 would be up for grabs.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 07:45 AM   #1823
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Ayo will come down to KU, ILL, Xavier. Interesting to see NW not even make Ayo top 11, but someone like NM does?

THT and Ayo have no beef with each other and have recently been texting again.

Still think they wind up at different schools, but good too see they're communicating.
Summer Ball is done, back to school. Don't think either one had problem, more like someone making an issue. Be interesting to see how this all shakes out, maybe one of these 2 will verbal soon. IMO I don't think either will before signing date.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 08:59 AM   #1824
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How is Xavier recruiting so well these last 4 years? What is the draw to their school?
No state in the university's name. States tax us, make us follow silly laws, etc. Plus the letter X. If we could sneak an X or a Z into Illini somewhere (or a mascot's name), we'd be a hit.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 09:07 AM   #1825
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Ayo will come down to KU, ILL, Xavier. Interesting to see NW not even make Ayo top 11, but someone like NM does?

THT and Ayo have no beef with each other and have recently been texting again.

Still think they wind up at different schools, but good too see they're communicating.
As of this weekend, someone who knows Talen said they have not been in any kind of communication. Not because Talen hasn't tried.
If that's changed this week, I'm happy -- for them as much as for what it could mean for us. You shouldn't lose friends from childhood over adult nonsense.
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