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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:13 PM   #1826
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I would be extremely excited with a Fantastic Four!

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1827
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I would be extremely excited with a Fantastic Four!
Yes, indeed!

"It's Clobberin' Time!"

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:29 PM   #1828
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For those of you who think we absolutely need a pure point guard, Bobo Drummond just received a complete release from SIU, so he's back on the market as of tonight:

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75...7944%26fhn%3d1

Kansas State and Cincinnati are already in hot pursuit of him:

https://twitter.com/#!/TheRecruitSco...61919484592128

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:34 PM   #1829
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Yes, indeed!

"It's Clobberin' Time!"

Note: Hulk and Flame are already ORANGE, so they are natural Illini.
Umm you mean the Thing and the Human Torch. Hulk is grey or green (my fave), depending on how old you are.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:48 PM   #1830
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Given that Lexington has a winning tradition in basketball that goes back to the 1940's and includes 8 national championships, I would say that in terms of basketball, Lincoln is a major step down as a college town from Lexington. Football--switch the names and it's roughly the same story.
If you read closely I was talking about the college TOWNS specifically, not the programs. I was responding to all those posters who are saying kids would not want to live in Lincoln and thus never attend NE.

Many people have lots of idea$ about why Kentucky currently has such a winning program. My point was that those factors outweigh Lexi being a "small town in the middle of a rural state." (i.e. not that different than Lincoln).

SO, if NE's "donors" suddenly decided to replicate Kentucky's recruiting model...

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:04 PM   #1831
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For those of you who think we absolutely need a pure point guard, Bobo Drummond just received a complete release from SIU, so he's back on the market as of tonight:

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75...7944%26fhn%3d1

Kansas State and Cincinnati are already in hot pursuit of him:

https://twitter.com/#!/TheRecruitSco...61919484592128
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Bobo Drummond Hopes For Illini Offer
Headline on the above page from last summer. Coincidentally that was about 3 weeks after Jalen committed so he is not afraid of fighting for playing time.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:13 PM   #1832
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:20 PM   #1833
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I need a refresher. Drummond is a 2012 PG? If so, anyone have the story on why Orris over Drummond?

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:20 PM   #1834
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:21 PM   #1835
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I believe that Bobo plays with Jalen right now in high school.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1836
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I believe that Bobo plays with Jalen right now in high school.
That's true - at my alma mater, LaLumiere School in LaPorte, Indiana.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:51 PM   #1837
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Umm you mean the Thing and the Human Torch. Hulk is grey or green (my fave), depending on how old you are.
Yeah to the first part and really to the second.

Orange? Superheroes? Sign 'em up!

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:53 PM   #1838
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I need a refresher. Drummond is a 2012 PG? If so, anyone have the story on why Orris over Drummond?
I think Bobo committed to Southern pretty early on. We were maybe still trying to get paige / yogi maybe at the time I think.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:00 PM   #1839
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According to longtime recruiting analysts Roy and Harv Schmidt, these are the top 20 players in the class of 2013 in Illinois:

1.! Jabari Parker, Simeon, 6-8, SF
2.! Kendrick Nunn, Simeon, 6-2, 2G
3.! Sterling Brown, Proviso East, 6-4, 2G/SF
4.! Malcolm Hill, Belleville East, 6-5, 2G, committed to Illinois
5.! Billy Garrett Jr., Morgan Park, 6-4, PG, committed to DePaul
6.! Alvin Ellis, De La Salle, 6-4, 2G/SF
7.! Gavin Schilling, De La Salle, 6-9, PF
8.! Alex Foster, De La Salle, 6-8, WF/PF
9.! Tommy Hamilton, Whitney Young, 6-9, PF
10. Kendall Stephens, St. Charles East, 6-5, 2G, committed to Purdue
11. Jaylon Tate, Simeon, 6-2, PG
12. Kyle Davis, Morgan Park, 6-1, 2G/PG
13. Jubril Adekoya, Andrew, 6-6, PF
14. Nathan Taphorn, Pekin, 6-6, SF
15. A.J. Riley, Peoria Manual, 6-3, 2G/PG
16. Deshawn Munson, East St. Louis, 6-4, SF
17. David Cohn, York, 6-2, 2G
18. Quenten Payne, St. Charles North, 6-4, PG, committed to Loyola
19. Robert Knar, Mundelein, 6-1, PG
20. Russell Woods, Leo, 6-7, PF

Parker, Nunn, Brown rank 1-2-3
I admittedly don't pay that much attention to recruiting but am surprised that Jalen isn't on this list.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:01 PM   #1840
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:03 PM   #1841
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I admittedly don't pay that much attention to recruiting but am surprised that Jalen isn't on this list.
Jalen is now technically a recruit from Indiana since he goes to school there. So we finally get one out of the Hoosier State.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:03 PM   #1842
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I admittedly don't pay that much attention to recruiting but am surprised that Jalen isn't on this list.
He's not on the list because he goes to school in Indiana and he's no longer considered an Illinois prospect.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1843
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I think Bobo committed to Southern pretty early on. We were maybe still trying to get paige / yogi maybe at the time I think.
iirc Bobo was a shooting star as a frosh, and we were all over him. I think he peaked earlier than most, and only grew to 5-10, so our interest tailed off.

OTOH, he's from Peoria and bleeds O&B. Hope he gets a tryout, at least.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1844
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I think Bobo committed to Southern pretty early on. We were maybe still trying to get paige / yogi maybe at the time I think.
Well the above link had his desire for a UI ride on 8/15/10. He committed on 11/6/10. Ferrell committed on 11/24/10 and Paige committed on 1/8/11 so I suppose that is all feasible. My question is whether or not he is fast enough for Groce's system. He didn't look as quick with the ball as I would hope for someone his size in the clips. He does have good court vision and a decent 3.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1845
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I think Gavin Schilling is nothing but on the way up, i think he should easily be top 5 on the list. No disrespect to Garrett jr with his father being who he is and his talent, however if I had to chose a player for the Illini right now i'd take Schilling. JMO
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:41 PM   #1846
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I think Gavin Schilling is nothing but on the way up, i think he should easily be top 5 on the list. No disrespect to Garrett jr with his father being who he is and his talent, however if I had to chose a player for the Illini right now i'd take Schilling. JMO
Do you know what AAU team Schilling is playing with? I thought somebody said Fire, but I didn't see him on the roster. How would you classify his Junior year?
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:12 PM   #1847
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I am kind of shocked they have Foster ahead of Stephens.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:23 PM   #1848
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Do you know what AAU team Schilling is playing with? I thought somebody said Fire, but I didn't see him on the roster. How would you classify his Junior year?
I'm not sure on his AAU team sorry, however seeing him in person he passed the "eye test" for me. I just see a lot of potential that a staff like Groce's could get out of him.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 03:58 AM   #1849
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For those of you who think we absolutely need a pure point guard, Bobo Drummond just received a complete release from SIU, so he's back on the market as of tonight:

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75...7944%26fhn%3d1

Kansas State and Cincinnati are already in hot pursuit of him:

https://twitter.com/#!/TheRecruitSco...61919484592128
We know Grocr is looking for a 2012 PG, right? Hard to do better than Bobo at this point. I dont know if Groce has a connection, but Bobo bleeds O & B.

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 04:58 AM   #1850
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I admittedly don't pay that much attention to recruiting but am surprised that Jalen isn't on this list.
As others have said Jalen is absent because he plays at a prep school in Indiana. Not sure that should take him off of the Illinois prospects since he plays for the Wolves AAU team and lives in Ill.

Was it them who said Brown was the second best player in the state after his championship performance. I seem to remember someone saying that and it would be odd if it was them and they didn't make him number 2. I think Hill is probably better than 4th. He is a unique talent and I expect him to rise through the rankings this summer.
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