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Old Nov 13, 2017, 10:48 AM   #251
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Rough class for the Illini to need a big

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If this is the year of the big man ... enjoy it because the 2018 class is the worst overall crop of post players I've scouted in the last 12 years. No depth at the position.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 10:54 AM   #252
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My daughter barely made it out of high school. Had to go the community college route to earn her way to Champaign.
Is she taller than Brad Underwood? Something something growth plates?
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 11:11 AM   #253
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Winter risers: Which seniors could see their stock soar?

Tevian Jones

Offers: Illinois.

Why his recruitment could take off: Frankly, it's a it mystifying that some Pac 12 level program didn't snatch him up early. He's long, has good positional size and with his athleticism and developing jump shot has a chance to pay off in a big way. Illinois recently jumped in with an offer.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals....ir-stock-soar-

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Old Nov 13, 2017, 11:46 AM   #254
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Darius Garland to Vanderbilt.

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/r...ilt-commodores
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 12:16 PM   #255
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Great pick up for Bryce Drew. I'm probably in the minority here but I always thought Garland was a little overrated. Either way I'm happy he's not going to be a Hoosier. Here's to hoping Langford follows him.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 12:28 PM   #256
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Indiana fans foresaw this last week once the announcement details were made public. They had their cups on.

Good for Drew. Weird that Garland wants to play in a mid-major conference, but he'll make noise no matter what.

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Old Nov 13, 2017, 12:35 PM   #257
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Indiana fans foresaw this last week once the announcement details were made public. They had their cups on.

Good for Drew. Weird that Garland wants to play in a mid-major conference, but he'll make noise no matter what.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 01:57 PM   #258
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Indiana fans foresaw this last week once the announcement details were made public. They had their cups on.

Good for Drew. Weird that Garland wants to play in a mid-major conference, but he'll make noise no matter what.
Are you not aware that Drew is coaching at Vanderbilt now or were you being facetious?

One thing I enjoyed while perusing the Garland recruitment thread on the Indiana site was them quoting Jerry Meyer calling Garland being "all but a lock for Indiana" about a month ago, followed by redshirt talk because of all of the great guards they were going to get, followed by Jerry Meyer changing his crystal ball pick to Vandy the day of the announcement.

It's nice to know that other fan bases go through the same things we've had to endure. Indiana fans are no different (just less intelligent and more obnxious )
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 02:23 PM   #259
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Definitely being facetious. Past few years, the SEC has been Kentucky and everybody else. I know that Misery has aspirations to buck that trend.

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Old Nov 13, 2017, 02:49 PM   #260
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he knows missouri is in the big 12 in basketball?
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 02:58 PM   #261
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Boudreaux would start from day 1. He's the real deal.

I agree with this.


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Old Nov 13, 2017, 03:23 PM   #262
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Great pick up for Bryce Drew. I'm probably in the minority here but I always thought Garland was a little overrated. Either way I'm happy he's not going to be a Hoosier. Here's to hoping Langford follows him.
+1 on each of your points. FWLIW, I've always liked Ramey more than Garland. Anywhere but Miznoz! And finally, lulz! to the IU fanbase.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 06:15 PM   #263
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Boudreaux would start from day 1. He's the real deal.
I tend to agree, mainly based on I think Finke will lose his starting spot before the middle of the season, and Boudreaux would let black move back to the 4 spot in 18
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 06:27 PM   #264
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I tend to agree, mainly based on I think Finke will lose his starting spot before the middle of the season, and Boudreaux would let black move back to the 4 spot in 18
Boudreaux is every bit as good as Shonn Miller former Cornell player who went on to star a year at UConn. We looked at Miller I think. Interestingly, graduate students cannot play in the Ivy League which in part triggered Boudreaux's decision. But again I'll be shocked if it is not NW.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 06:33 PM   #265
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Is she taller than Brad Underwood? Something something growth plates?
She's 5'9", but I'm pretty sure her growth plates are closed. Besides, she was a volleyball player, not bball.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 06:43 PM   #266
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I tend to agree, mainly based on I think Finke will lose his starting spot before the middle of the season, and Boudreaux would let black move back to the 4 spot in 18
Not going to happen!
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 06:44 PM   #267
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Just got a text that another destination for Boudreaux could be UM. Belein liked him a lot in high school.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 06:44 PM   #268
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he knows missouri is in the big 12 in basketball?
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 08:20 PM   #269
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What high school and college were those for your son, out of curiosity??


Early college at Guilford, & UNC


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Old Nov 13, 2017, 08:30 PM   #270
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Early college at Guilford, & UNC


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Thanks, I thought from your user id that it was in NC. I had heard that the state had started an early College student program.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 10:15 PM   #271
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Early college at Guilford, & UNC


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Were they all paper classes?




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Old Nov 14, 2017, 09:09 AM   #272
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Just got a text that another destination for Boudreaux could be UM. Belein liked him a lot in high school.
Don't count out Wisconsin. They had a long history recruiting Evan. Don't think they ultimately had an offer there for him but they've done pretty well getting big guys well developed for future careers.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 10:19 AM   #273
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Don't count out Wisconsin. They had a long history recruiting Evan. Don't think they ultimately had an offer there for him but they've done pretty well getting big guys well developed for future careers.
Agreed, NW, UM or Wisc. but probably not Illinois. If Underwood and staff pull this one off, color me ultra impressed. It would go a long way to upgrading the talent that is so needed to get us into the upper half of B1G. And he's got 2 years to boot!! Plus he was a "near" Mr BB, finished 3rd to Brunson.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 11:49 AM   #274
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Agreed, NW, UM or Wisc. but probably not Illinois. If Underwood and staff pull this one off, color me ultra impressed. It would go a long way to upgrading the talent that is so needed to get us into the upper half of B1G. And he's got 2 years to boot!! Plus he was a "near" Mr BB, finished 3rd to Brunson.
Not sure what your basis for saying we have little chance with him is, since you never said, but I'd say you're completely wrong. He'd get over 20 minutes, probably more like 25 minutes a game and be an important piece for us with a young and talented group of guards. Our grad programs are every bit as good or better, depending upon the major, than the schools you listed and we just inked back-to-back the best players in the state, one of whom is rated in the 20s nationwide and the other was a late comer with UK, MSU, Duke and others recruiting him. Getting this kid wouldn't surprise me in the least.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:05 PM   #275
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Not sure what your basis for saying we have little chance with him is, since you never said, but I'd say you're completely wrong. He'd get over 20 minutes, probably more like 25 minutes a game and be an important piece for us with a young and talented group of guards. Our grad programs are every bit as good or better, depending upon the major, than the schools you listed and we just inked back-to-back the best players in the state, one of whom is rated in the 20s nationwide and the other was a late comer with UK, MSU, Duke and others recruiting him. Getting this kid wouldn't surprise me in the least.
Same. When did interest from Wisconsin or Northwestern make it an uphill battle?

THT should have put some Northwestern fans in their place and when is the last time Wisconsin beat Illinois on a priority Illinois target? Even under Bo.

As far as Michigan is concerned they already had to crean a big for Colin so that's just not a realistic spot.

Illinois has a great shot here despite the "hot takes" of possible destinations via a friends texts lol..
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