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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:47 PM   #126
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern has added Louisville transfer Jared Swopshire and incoming freshman Alex Olah for next season.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/ncb/story...x-olah-romania

Swopshire will play without sitting out a year.

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Old Apr 27, 2012, 07:10 PM   #127
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Why not Rodney Hood?

I think Rodney Hood is the best possible transfer available this off season. i heard that Duke, G-town and Ohio State have contacted him. I know it may be a long shot but why not try, If we could get him i think he would be our best player. he can handle, take it to the hoop, and shoot. he has proven it and i imagine he has played against D. Langford in Alabama and Mississippi games some maybe they know each other. Just a thought
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 07:14 PM   #128
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I think Rodney Hood is the best possible transfer available this off season. i heard that Duke, G-town and Ohio State have contacted him. I know it may be a long shot but why not try, If we could get him i think he would be our best player. he can handle, take it to the hoop, and shoot. he has proven it and i imagine he has played against D. Langford in Alabama and Mississippi games some maybe they know each other. Just a thought
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Mississippi State freshman Rodney Hood is leaving the program, new coach Rick Ray announced Sunday...

The 6-foot-8 Hood averaged 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds and made the SEC all-freshman team.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...-hood-transfer
RSCI No. 27, small forward is from Miss. and was recruited by Alabama, Louisville and Florida State out of high school. I doubt we have any realistic shot at this guy.

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Old Apr 27, 2012, 07:18 PM   #129
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RSCI No. 27, small forward is from Miss. and was recruited by Alabama, Louisville and Florida State out of high school. I doubt we have any realistic shot at this guy.
duke, g-town, and OSU are after him now. I just would love to see illini talk to him. At least try. i he would be a perfect fit for the system
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:28 PM   #130
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duke, g-town, and OSU are after him now. I just would love to see illini talk to him. At least try. i he would be a perfect fit for the system
Sure. There are 50 guys in every class that I'd like to see us recruit. But the reality is that if we have no prior connections, there is zero chance that a guy that good being pursued by top programs and far out of our geographic zone would give us a look. Moreover, I don't think small forward is a pressing need with Henry, Rice and Hill on the way.

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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:38 PM   #131
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Sure. There are 50 guys in every class that I'd like to see us recruit. But the reality is that if we have no prior connections, there is zero chance that a guy that good being pursued by top programs and far out of our geographic zone would give us a look. Moreover, I don't think small forward is a pressing need with Henry, Rice and Hill on the way.
Maybe but that being said a phone call could not hurt. I believe he is an elite prospect that unfortunately we do not current have on our roster. I am afraid if he attends OSU we will all see just how good he can be with a good coach.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 10:45 PM   #132
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The phone call you make to him is less time you can spend talking to a potential recruit that you might have a chance with.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:09 AM   #133
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The phone call you make to him is less time you can spend talking to a potential recruit that you might have a chance with.
well i am of the belief if you dont try at all you have no chance at all...i dont think duke g town or osu are in his area or have connections they didnt make happen. if you dont ask the pretty girl to dance she probably wont! :laugh:
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:22 AM   #134
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well i am of the belief if you dont try at all you have no chance at all...i dont think duke g town or osu are in his area or have connections they didnt make happen. if you dont ask the pretty girl to dance she probably wont! :laugh:
Plus in his interview dan posted Chew says he has ties in Mississippi
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 01:19 AM   #135
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well i am of the belief if you dont try at all you have no chance at all...i dont think duke g town or osu are in his area or have connections they didnt make happen. if you dont ask the pretty girl to dance she probably wont! :laugh:
Agreed. In sales, your job is to go to the customer and ask for the order. If you leave without asking for the order, you should be fired. It is really a simple job that many people have a very hard time with.

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:10 AM   #136
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^^^^ I agree, in sales you go ask the customer for the order, et al. However, even in sales, you don't spend time selling to people that won't buy from you. If you do, you are wasting time and should spend that time on recruits you might get. The philosophy that you spend time calling all top 100 or 200 recruits and watching film on them - isn't going to happen. You focus on ones that you have a chance at and I truly believe all coaches know, without a phone call, if they have a chance. I am sure if they have a chance, the call would be made.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 07:43 PM   #137
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It wouldn't surprise me if Hood left Miss St. because they lost a lot this year. I also think he was close to Renardo Sidney.

There are a bunch of notable transfers this year but none we really need in two years. Our team is pretty stacked or is going to be stacked besides the center spot where NE is about our only true option right now.

I saw the question a few weeks ago and never commented. It was who are some notable mid major transfers who did the same thing at a higher D 1 school.

Chris Smith from Louisville had similar stats as he did for Manhattan I believe. That's for a Cardinal team that has a lot of talent and came in playing great.

Joe Trapani from Boston College started his career out at Vermont. Posted similar stats during his Golden Eagles career.

Mike Gerrity was a immediate eligible transfer and actually played at two schools before suiting up for the University of Southern California where his numbers stayed about the same.

Aaric Murray and Juwan Staten are two guys who should put up good stats after transferring to West Va. Murray played at Lasalle and Staten for Dayton before they decided for a change of scenery. Staten might have a harder time than Murray because I love the young guards the Mountaineers have. West Va had one of the deeper and more talented freshman classes in the country this past season. Murray a former top 40-50 player should be their go to guy in the paint after losing Rogers and Deniz Kilicli.

That's all I could come up with unfortunately.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 08:04 PM   #138
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Agreed. In sales, your job is to go to the customer and ask for the order. If you leave without asking for the order, you should be fired. It is really a simple job that many people have a very hard time with.
also, is it true that we just got lucky with Devin Langford that his dad called us? i thought i had heard that
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 08:06 PM   #139
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Anyone know if Rutgers was a mid major before moving to the Big East because Dahntay Jones went there before starring at Duke.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 09:27 PM   #140
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Crandall Head to SMU?

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http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...272#post569272

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Old May 1, 2012, 05:45 PM   #141
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Sure. There are 50 guys in every class that I'd like to see us recruit. But the reality is that if we have no prior connections, there is zero chance that a guy that good being pursued by top programs and far out of our geographic zone would give us a look. Moreover, I don't think small forward is a pressing need with Henry, Rice and Hill on the way.
I was wondering if we had contacts with the Tulsa or CCharleston transfer...Mississippi is closer than both. I wish we would at least call Hood. He is a 6'8 would be redshirt soph that really has very few weaknesses. I think he would probably be our best player and NBA prospect. i just find it hrd to fathom that Chew didnt contact him he said he has Mississippi contacts. I wish we knew who they actually are contacting. Did anyone hear of the Tulsa player being contacted until yesterday?
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Old May 1, 2012, 05:46 PM   #142
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I was wondering if we had contacts with the Tulsa or CCharleston transfer...Mississippi is closer than both. I wish we would at least call Hood. He is a 6'8 would be redshirt soph that really has very few weaknesses. I think he would probably be our best player and NBA prospect. i just find it hrd to fathom that Chew didnt contact him he said he has Mississippi contacts. I wish we knew who they actually are contacting. Did anyone hear of the Tulsa player being contacted until yesterday?
What makes you think we haven't called him?

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Old May 1, 2012, 05:49 PM   #143
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What makes you think we haven't called him?
Nothing, i just read where others had contacted him through Miss ST. I would hope and believe we have, i want the best for the Illini and i think he is the best transfer in the nation this year when it is all said and done
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Old May 1, 2012, 09:46 PM   #144
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What makes you think we haven't called him?
Well crap, evidently Thad Matta likes him too! I hope OSU doesnt get him!

http://www.thebuckeyebattlecry.com/tag/rodney-hood/
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Old May 2, 2012, 02:01 PM   #145
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Wright State guard Julius Mays is transferring and will graduate in June. Averaged 14.1 points this past season.

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Graduate as in able to play immediately?

6'2", 195lb
33.4 min/game.
FGs: (127-297) .428
3-pts: (50-118) .424
FTs: (119-143) .832
Zero foul-outs.
74 assists, 62 turnovers
14.1 ppg
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Old May 2, 2012, 02:16 PM   #146
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Graduate as in able to play immediately?

6'2", 195lb
33.4 min/game.
FGs: (127-297) .428
3-pts: (50-118) .424
FTs: (119-143) .832
Zero foul-outs.
74 assists, 62 turnovers
14.1 ppg
Stats
Just saw this, too, Dan. Kid originally went to NC State and transferred to Wright State, so he has used his redshirt. He was a 3 star recruit out of high school in Marion, IN. His turnovers seem high, but the staff might know him (he had an offer from Xavier and some midmajors). He is listed as a point guard/shooting guard.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/illinois/bas...aCgAUWl4owsJB4

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Old May 2, 2012, 02:38 PM   #147
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He's a shooting guard or at least not a classic PG. WSU plays sloppy ball so it's hard to rate him on individual skills. Probably closer to 5'11". I am not sure he could defend at this level. Pretty good shooter though. Didn't realize he was considering a tranfer.

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Old May 3, 2012, 08:17 AM   #148
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Update on some of the transfers we have been discussing. Looks like Jordan Clarkson is visiting Mizzou today and has Illinois and UCLA upcoming. And Julius Mays is considering Purdue, MSU, Kentucky, Cincy, and maybe Michigan.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...ulius-mays-etc
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Old May 3, 2012, 08:21 AM   #149
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It feels like free agency deadlines.
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Old May 3, 2012, 08:26 AM   #150
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Anyone have any news on if there is a PG we are looking at as a graduate who can play immediately. I saw that Mays from Wright State but it looks like he has his schools narrowed down. We really need a PG backup for this year to take some minutes and pressure off of Abrams.
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