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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:21 PM   #1276
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Totally agree with this - Ayo is awesome, a top flight talent and would be a big marketing win for us, but I *feel* that THT might be more valuable to us on the court (with our current roster) simply due to the depth at guard. A playmaking wing with athleticism plus a low center of gravity is pretty unicorn-like.

That said, dream scenario is to get both. A 3 guard lineup (TL, MS, and Ayo) + THT and a big would be insane.
Now don't forget about D-Will.....a quality replacement for Alstork but I don't see D-Will moving over to give a potential starting spot to Ayo or THT...either one would be a great land for the Illini...

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:22 PM   #1277
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Ayo trims his list to 2. Us vs Wake Forest. Let's go!

https://twitter.com/AyoDos_11/status/917182924834967552
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:25 PM   #1278
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Ayo trims his list to 2. Us vs Wake Forest. Let's go!

https://twitter.com/AyoDos_11/status/917182924834967552
That conductor image is awesome.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:26 PM   #1279
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Ayo trims his list to 2. Us vs Wake Forest. Let's go!

https://twitter.com/AyoDos_11/status/917182924834967552
Very noice.

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:28 PM   #1280
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Ayo trims his list to 2. Us vs Wake Forest. Let's go!

https://twitter.com/AyoDos_11/status/917182924834967552


Like it. He is the one I'm watching the most.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:30 PM   #1281
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I've felt pretty damn confident about Ayo but the 'Wake Forest has been gaining momentum' thing gives me bad flashbacks.

Needless to say his OV this next weekend is one of the biggest visits in recent memory? Even surpassing Mark Smith?
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:31 PM   #1282
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Don't understand all the b***hurt about someone (18 y/o) making a decision and then regretting/changing their mind within 1 day and deciding to re-evaluate. I know I have done the same.


I remember when you did that.

I'm still b***hurt.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:41 PM   #1283
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That conductor image is awesome.
That took some thought, should we feel good about this weekend?
We were his first unofficial, and his last official, I do like the way this looks.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:44 PM   #1284
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That took some thought, should we feel good about this weekend?
We were his first unofficial, and his last official, I do like the way this looks.
The conductor is a good image.
And the symbolism of first and last is awfully friendly.
I'll still be anxious

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:53 PM   #1285
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We were his first unofficial, and his last official, I do like the way this looks.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 06:54 PM   #1286
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Ayo trims his list to 2. Us vs Wake Forest. Let's go!

https://twitter.com/AyoDos_11/status/917182924834967552
Any chance Ayo and Nolley were talking early this morning? Maybe each committed to taking one positive step in our direction.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:00 PM   #1287
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Any chance Ayo and Nolley were talking early this morning? Maybe each committed to taking one positive step in our direction.
My first thought too. My confimeter just went up a few points.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:07 PM   #1288
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fingers crossed :r ock:

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:08 PM   #1289
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The timing of this makes sense, with Manning coming to visit him and his official to Chambana next weekend. I’m assuming he will announce at some point next week, and I like our chances...we’re due for a recruiting win, and what a win this would be!
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:09 PM   #1290
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Any chance Ayo and Nolley were talking early this morning? Maybe each committed to taking one positive step in our direction.
Tate has been saying that Nolley told Ayo he was coming to Illinois previously, but I wouldn't put much stock in it. I still think it's an outside shot for Nolley. I'd Finnish this week if he accepts and move on.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:10 PM   #1291
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Back in May I said many times, that Ayo would be dazzled by the bright lights of the blue bloods, now I see that they didn't shine for him. Hopefully we can have 2 Mr Basketball winners in our midst. Once was said "the waiting is the hardest part", we have but a little more time to find out.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:10 PM   #1292
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Tate has been saying that Nolley told Ayo he was coming to Illinois previously, but I wouldn't put much stock in it. I still think it's an outside shot for Nolley. I'd Finnish this week if he accepts and move on.
Not only Tate but Piper has said the same thing.

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:13 PM   #1293
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Tate has been saying that Nolley told Ayo he was coming to Illinois previously
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Not only Tate but Piper has said the same thing.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:17 PM   #1294
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I never tire of the taste of Orange Kool-Aid
Tang works just as well.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:29 PM   #1295
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It isn't as simple as that. We got strung along, wasted a lot of time and effort, and still got dumped. 2 other schools got chosen ahead of us. If I'm BU, I move on and never look back. This isn't a Kipper Nichols sort of thing.
Since Coach Chin has been thinking for the last month that Nolley was locked in, I'm sure he has checked in with him to see what's going on. But I don't think the entire staff will be planning a flight to GA again, lol.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:33 PM   #1296
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The timing of this makes sense, with Manning coming to visit him and his official to Chambana next weekend. Im assuming he will announce at some point next week, and I like our chances...were due for a recruiting win, and what a win this would be!
+1 I'm expecting him to make it official
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:34 PM   #1297
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I would so much like to be wrong on both Ayo and Nolley!
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:42 PM   #1298
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Ayo was leaning WF, but then changed his mind and let Nolley know, hence the swift de-commit.

Sound good? Let's go with that.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:48 PM   #1299
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Reading comprehension my friend. This response has nothing to do with what I quoted and responded to in my post. You might be okay with how things transpired, not everyone is. I hope BU is not. Finding out we were 3rd choice, and possibly 4th, doesn't make me want to run out and beg him to come here now.
yea no.... I read what you said perfectly well. BU would be crazy to not take a guy/make a guy a priority again because we were 3rd choice. And with this logic you must be pissed we ended up with Deron Williams when it was well known we weren't his first choice. My response is about getting the players you need to win. We land Nolley and everyone will forget that this ever happened. BU NEEDS to get recruits here, and is running out of top options. I hope he does what he needs to convince Nolley to come here and doesn't stick his nose up to him simply because the kid made a different decision initially.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 07:58 PM   #1300
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I'm not suggesting that BU and the Illini staff invest more time and effort into Nolley, but the notion that we had the 3rd highest value to Nolley is unknown. If a>b and a>c, we do not know the relative value between b and c. We just know the timing when it was determined that "a" was > than each. Now we are finding out that "a" may not be > than one of them. We don't know if that's b or c.
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