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Old Dec 1, 2017, 09:51 AM   #701
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Illinois assistant coach Chin Coleman is also here for Curie vs. Orr.
https://twitter.com/phillipshoops/st...04156721631232
Might be keeping an eye on Marquise Walker, who transferred to Curie from St. Joe's over the summer. Believe he had 11 points in #5 Curie's one-point win over #1 Orr.

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Old Dec 1, 2017, 10:56 AM   #702
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Anyone here gotten a chance to see Nas Turner (Kenwood) yet? I think he compares athletically to Tevian Jones. Intriguing prospect.
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Old Dec 1, 2017, 02:41 PM   #703
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Anyone here gotten a chance to see Nas Turner (Kenwood) yet? I think he compares athletically to Tevian Jones. Intriguing prospect.
Have to admit I hadn't heard of this kid, but he looks like an intriguing mid-major prospect. Not a ton of info on him out there, looks like he has an offer from Lewis and Kent State according to Verbal Commits. Looks like he took an unofficial to Bradley as well.

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Old Dec 2, 2017, 04:30 PM   #704
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 04:50 PM   #705
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Chin Coleman is in the house to see Ayo Dosunmu and Adam Miller. Will watch 2019 priority Malik Hall after that as well.

Ayo takes Tim Finke to the rack for 2 on the first possession.

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Old Dec 2, 2017, 05:02 PM   #706
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anywhere we can watch this game?
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 05:08 PM   #707
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anywhere we can watch this game?
The cube is pay per view

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Old Dec 2, 2017, 08:13 PM   #708
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Ayo Dosunmu (@AyoDos_11) with the bucket at the buzzer for Morgan Park (@EMPEHIAthletics) at the @ChiEliteClassic.
https://twitter.com/TheCubeDotCom/st...99857025748992

Morgan Park finishes off an 82-66 victory over Central. 24 pts, 6 rebs & 4 assists for Ayo. 18 pts & 4 asts for Adam Miller. Tim Finke also had 18.
https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/937109932406697984

A couple 2019 #Illini targets playing ... Malik Hall (Sunrise) and Isaiah Stewart (LaLu).
https://twitter.com/srrichey/status/937117119673708544
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 10:31 PM   #709
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Ayo is going to fit in really well next season.
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 11:11 PM   #710
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Mario McKinney is a cousin of Jimmy McKinney, who played for Missouri (and Vashon)
Mario McKinney is an absolute stud.

Guys just raving about his performance against Whitney Young on twitter. Definite high major player.

Had 33 points shooting 12/18 from the field to go along with 7 rebounds.. Explosive guard... Very bouncy.
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Old Dec 2, 2017, 11:40 PM   #711
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Mario McKinney is a cousin of Jimmy McKinney, who played for Missouri (and Vashon)
Any relation to Chris McKinney from those E. St. Louis Lincoln teams of the late 1980's?

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Old Dec 3, 2017, 07:17 AM   #712
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Ayo Dosunmu (@AyoDos_11) with the bucket at the buzzer for Morgan Park (@EMPEHIAthletics) at the @ChiEliteClassic.
https://twitter.com/TheCubeDotCom/st...99857025748992

Morgan Park finishes off an 82-66 victory over Central. 24 pts, 6 rebs & 4 assists for Ayo. 18 pts & 4 asts for Adam Miller. Tim Finke also had 18.
https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/937109932406697984

A couple 2019 #Illini targets playing ... Malik Hall (Sunrise) and Isaiah Stewart (LaLu).
https://twitter.com/srrichey/status/937117119673708544

Oof. Finke was 5-18 from the field and 1-8 from 3.




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Old Dec 3, 2017, 07:40 AM   #713
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Mario McKinney is an absolute stud.

Guys just raving about his performance against Whitney Young on twitter. Definite high major player.

Had 33 points shooting 12/18 from the field to go along with 7 rebounds.. Explosive guard... Very bouncy.
Grades could be an issue.
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 10:20 AM   #714
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I don't know if McKinney has grade issues , but he is a stud. He has excellent hops and body control along with the very good basketball skills. I was also impressed with Vashon soph, 6'6" Cam Ron Fletcher. This was a very entertaining game with two athletic teams that really pushed the ball. Vashon edged WY for the victory. Morgan Park's Ayo was as good as advertised and was able to penetrate at will. Adam Miller was equally impressive.
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 11:03 AM   #715
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Oof. Finke was 5-18 from the field and 1-8 from 3.




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Hmmm...maybe if he had a point guard to get him the ball in spots to score; or maybe a second scorer on the team to take some pressure off?

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Old Dec 3, 2017, 02:15 PM   #716
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Champaign Central is a different team without Baily Dee. Does anyone know if he is playing at another school or know the reason why he was cut from the team?
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 02:22 PM   #717
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Any relation to Chris McKinney from those E. St. Louis Lincoln teams of the late 1980's?
Don't think so. He is related to Jimmy McKinney who went to Mizzou. I expect Mario to end up there as well
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 02:39 PM   #718
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Last sentence....care to guess who we end up with?

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...nd-beyond.html

Also: A lot has been made about 1 and done either from Ayo, coaches, or fans comments or references. Almost every time I see Ayo mentioning anything about recruiting, it sure seems as if he figures to be at Illinois more than 1 or maybe even 2 years. He wants players...Okoro/Liddell would be next year with him and Miller the next?
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 03:24 PM   #719
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Champaign Central is a different team without Baily Dee. Does anyone know if he is playing at another school or know the reason why he was cut from the team?
He is playing for St. Louis Christian Academy.
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 03:43 PM   #720
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2018 Mountain Mission (Va.) center Florent Thamba (@Flo_T3) confirmed that he will be officially visiting #Nebrasketball on Monday. Already took a OV to VT

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Old Dec 3, 2017, 04:12 PM   #721
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Last sentence....care to guess who we end up with?

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...nd-beyond.html

Also: A lot has been made about 1 and done either from Ayo, coaches, or fans comments or references. Almost every time I see Ayo mentioning anything about recruiting, it sure seems as if he figures to be at Illinois more than 1 or maybe even 2 years. He wants players...Okoro/Liddell would be next year with him and Miller the next?

Ayo is a great talent, but he is nowhere near a 1-and-done talent.

I ran the numbers a few weeks ago. PGs over the past 5-6 years ranked in the 20-30 range stayed in college, on average, about 2.5 years. There was only 1 or 2 instances of 1-and-done out of about ~20 or so kids.
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Old Dec 3, 2017, 04:17 PM   #722
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Ayo is a great talent, but he is nowhere near a 1-and-done talent.

I ran the numbers a few weeks ago. PGs over the past 5-6 years ranked in the 20-30 range stayed in college, on average, about 2.5 years. There was only 1 or 2 instances of 1-and-done out of about ~20 or so kids.
2-3 years seems about right to me for Ayo. Would be surprised to see him stick around for the full 4. Would be even more surprised if he was a one-and-done.

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Old Dec 3, 2017, 07:00 PM   #723
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Flo Thamba of @teamloadedaau will take an official visit to Nebraska tomorrow & Baylor next week. Illinois , Wake Forest , Georgetown and Butler are in the mix as well for his final 2 visits

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Old Dec 3, 2017, 07:06 PM   #724
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Danville HS freshman Tevin Smith is in attendance for #Illini vs. Maryland. Highly-touted wing. Regarded as one of the best 2021s in the Midwest.
https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/937486771813867525


Danville 2021 SF Tevin Smith is explosive wing with scoring ability. He talks early recruitment including his trip to #Illini game in November.
https://www.prephoops.com/2017/12/re...in-smith-2021/
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Old Dec 4, 2017, 11:19 AM   #725
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Literally just get BU any bit of talent that is a decimal higher than what we have and we would be scary for the foreseeable future. Let’s get it done. Do your thing AYO And get your boys to campus
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