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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:27 PM   #326
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Wow, I can't speak for the rest of their roster but NC State will quickly become Headcase U with Blake Harris and Jericole Hellems. Talented for sure but...
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:28 PM   #327
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Im still Liddell > Okoro


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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:29 PM   #328
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This tells me staff is getting desperate.
If so, I'd say say. You need to reevaluate your thinking.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:34 PM   #329
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Really? That's a surprising view. I think it's a lot harder to find an athletic, strong 5. I love Liddell and want both guys badly, but if I had to choose, I wouldn't even hesitate one second to pick Okoro.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:34 PM   #330
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They play different positions and we will recruit both until the cows come home.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:36 PM   #331
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Would Josh Cunningham be OK??
Is he leaving Dayton? He had a chance to come here when he left Bradley and chose not to.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:37 PM   #332
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvTE1fHO9WE

Looks really athletic, too. Not gonna lie, I really, really like his game.
Same here. Don't want to put too much stock in a highlight vid playing against JUCO competition, but he's clearly athletic as heck, rebounds like a beast, and shows good handles for a guy his size.

He would be a 2018 recruit, available immediately, and have 2 years of eligibility??
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 12:40 PM   #333
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I'd take Herard and Josh Cunningham with Ayo and be extremely pleased.

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Chin for the win!!
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:01 PM   #334
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Is he leaving Dayton? He had a chance to come here when he left Bradley and chose not to.
Word was he could be a 5th year transfer type. He was recruited to Bradley by Chin who obviously is with us now.

No insider by any means but I'd expect a few transfers from our current squad as well. I could definitely be wrong though
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:10 PM   #335
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Same here. Don't want to put too much stock in a highlight vid playing against JUCO competition, but he's clearly athletic as heck, rebounds like a beast, and shows good handles for a guy his size.

He would be a 2018 recruit, available immediately, and have 2 years of eligibility??
Yeah, Im going to jump on the Trice train, too. Hes physically ready to hang in the big ten, runs the floor, and can be great rim runner. Rebounding is one skill that seems to translate fairly well. Most good rebounders in the NCAA can still be effective in the NBA and Id be willing to bet that hed be effective playing D1 with hops like that. Having Chin on him and this guy being from Chicago has to help.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:22 PM   #336
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Don't know if it's been mentioned. If so my bad but on ESPN2 at 430CT Illini target Jermaine Couisnard will be on TV
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:38 PM   #337
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Word was he could be a 5th year transfer type. He was recruited to Bradley by Chin who obviously is with us now.

No insider by any means but I'd expect a few transfers from our current squad as well. I could definitely be wrong though
Well also Cunningham committed to Archie, who is gone.

I just love the stop gap recruits. Cunningham could come in play right away and help the team. He makes no impact on Liddell or Whitney because he'll be gone before they'd get here.

So you don't have to worry about a project that may never pan out taking up a scholarship. You get immediate help and it doesn't impede future recruiting. Prefect in my book.

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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:49 PM   #338
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Well also Cunningham committed to Archie, who is gone.

I just love the stop gap recruits. Cunningham could come in play right away and help the team. He makes no impact on Liddell or Whitney because he'll be gone before they'd get here.

So you don't have to worry about a project that may never pan out taking up a scholarship. You get immediate help and it doesn't impede future recruiting. Prefect in my book.

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Stop gap recruits are great as long as you get your long term targets. Otherwise you keep having to hustle for more stop gaps.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:51 PM   #339
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Doesn't hurt that Cunningham averages almost a double/double...15.8 ppg and 9.3 rpg.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 01:59 PM   #340
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Illinois was in tonight to watch Austin Trice (67, F, 2018) of Wabash Valley
https://twitter.com/JucoRecruiting/s...15301345480704
Ayo, Trice and Taylor run the courts!
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 02:41 PM   #341
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plus he would have 1.5 years right, so we have him for the Big Ten season next year, and the whole season the year after that. sign me up.


Or has he only played for a year and a half, and have 2 1/2 yrs. remaining? Anyone clear this up?


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Old Jan 11, 2018, 03:05 PM   #342
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Or has he only played for a year and a half, and have 2 1/2 yrs. remaining? Anyone clear this up?


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He would have up to two years left, but to get two years, he would sit this coming semester, plus the whole '19 season. Then he would have '20 and '21. Otherwise he sits this semester and 1st semester next year and has 2nd semester next year, plus '20 left.

Nobody ever wants to sit 1 1/2 years straight to get the two full years, but it is possible. He can't get 2 1/2 years. Playing this year and last, he used up two years of eligibility.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 03:20 PM   #343
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He would have up to two years left, but to get two years, he would sit this coming semester, plus the whole '19 season. Then he would have '20 and '21. Otherwise he sits this semester and 1st semester next year and has 2nd semester next year, plus '20 left.

Nobody ever wants to sit 1 1/2 years straight to get the two full years, but it is possible. He can't get 2 1/2 years. Playing this year and last, he used up two years of eligibility.
yes, this...the key here is there are not 1/2 years just because you transfer mid year, he has used up year 2 when he started the season (medical redshirt aside, where you get the whole year back) If he choses to play at all next year the 2nd half year costs a year of eligibility.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 03:24 PM   #344
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They play different positions and we will recruit both until the cows come home.
I know. I don't understand these either/or posts with those two or listing a preference between them.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 03:36 PM   #345
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He would have up to two years left, but to get two years, he would sit this coming semester, plus the whole '19 season. Then he would have '20 and '21. Otherwise he sits this semester and 1st semester next year and has 2nd semester next year, plus '20 left.

Nobody ever wants to sit 1 1/2 years straight to get the two full years, but it is possible. He can't get 2 1/2 years. Playing this year and last, he used up two years of eligibility.
Just to be clear.. I think you mean he would play 2nd semester next year (2018 season) plus the season after (2019 season). He would not be around for the '20 season in this instance.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 05:02 PM   #346
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Just to be clear.. I think you mean he would play 2nd semester next year (2018 season) plus the season after (2019 season). He would not be around for the '20 season in this instance.
Would play 2nd semester of the 2018-19 season and the entire 2019-20 season.
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 08:14 PM   #347
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#Illini target @Schnider_herard is here and certainly looks the part. Mississippi State transfer could certainly add a lot to frontcourt.
https://twitter.com/WCIA3Bret/status/951638333830164480
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 10:02 PM   #348
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvTE1fHO9WE

Looks really athletic, too. Not gonna lie, I really, really like his game.
Kind of reminds me of Ed Morrow with his tenacity. Undersized but makes up for it with athleticism and effort. But not the best video so who knows.

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Old Jan 11, 2018, 10:03 PM   #349
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Old Jan 11, 2018, 11:18 PM   #350
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Or has he only played for a year and a half, and have 2 1/2 yrs. remaining? Anyone clear this up?


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There really is no such thing as playing for a 'half' year. Any portion of a year played is considered one full year.
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