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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1076
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I looked and I couldn't find anything.

Update John Groce just showed up. No I'm not there just following Twitter so it is like I am there.
Lol. I couldnt find anything either. I couldnt even find a radio stream. I know it has to be on somewhere.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:57 PM   #1077
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Joe Henricksen: You want BREAKING NEWS?!?! Star Jabari Parker will play tonight! Don't be surprised if JP in Rob Smith's starting lineup in CEC finale
Daniel Larussa is gonna fight? :laugh: Reading that tweet reminded me of the Karate Kid.

Thanks to Ryan and others for the updates. Anxious to hear how Simeon does.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1078
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The man of the hour, Illinois head coach John Groce, is in the building #ChicagoEliteClassic

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#Illinois head coach John Groce has arrived. Wearing bright orange.

#MichiganState coach Tom Izzo sitting at center court with Oliver Purnell. He seems to like that spot at UIC.

Groce talking with Kendrick Nunn's father, Melvin at halftime. Groce spoke with Jaylon Tate's mother before the game

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Coach Groce courtside at Chicago Elite Classic. Halftime Whitney Young vs DeMatha http://pic.twitter.com/T0IhFWsY



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Illinois assistant coach Paris Parham and DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell are in the building at the #ChicagoEliteClassic

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1079
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Love that he's sporting ORANGE. This guy gets it.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1080
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Man sometimes I think I just missed my calling. Getting to live and breathe NON professional basketball all the time.

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:33 PM   #1081
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Session 2 notes.

Dematha's BeeJay Anya has tremendous size but no where near the skill of jahil okafor who has been dominating in the game.

Whitney Young's LJ Peak is by far the best athlete on the floor and has the best feel of the game. He's definitely their swiss army knife.

Whitney Young's pg Ausier Madison might not have a point but outside of Okafor he's impacting the game far greater than anyone else. His passing ability has been great.

Whitney Young's Paul White has lacked aggression at certain points and he's still seems to be trying to find his role on the team. Not a good thing for a junior of his caliber. But he has been solid on defense with numerous big blocks.

Still the end of the Erd qtr and Young is winning 49-31

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:37 PM   #1082
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pretty sad that I would also love to be able to watch a high-school basketball game on my saturday night.. haha. interested to see how jaylon and nunn start off

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:39 PM   #1083
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Session 2 notes.

Dematha's BeeJay Anya has tremendous size but no where near the skill of jahil okafor who has been dominating in the game.

Whitney Young's LJ Peak is by far the best athlete on the floor and has the best feel of the game. He's definitely their swiss army knife.

Whitney Young's pg Ausier Madison might not have a point but outside of Okafor he's impacting the game far greater than anyone else. His passing ability has been great.

Whitney Young's Paul White has lacked aggression at certain points and he's still seems to be trying to find his role on the team. Not a good thing for a junior of his caliber. But he has been solid on defense with numerous big blocks.

Still the end of the Erd qtr and Young is winning 49-31
Thanks! Keep em coming
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:42 PM   #1084
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#Illini assistant Jamall Walker in the house at SportsRadio 1450 Shootout in Springfield. Illini target LarryAustin plays at 9pm

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1085
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chicago elite classic

Whitney young pretty easily.

Kendrick nunn and jaylon tate appear to be in good spirits.

Jabari Parker is in the layup line.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:53 PM   #1086
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Jim Mattson ‏@hoijim

Whitney Young's Jahil Okafor with 34 points and 9 rebounds in win over DeMatha...then a real positive interview about Illini and John Groce.


Mattson didn't elaborate on the interview. Anyone catch it?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:58 PM   #1087
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A lot of positive things being said about Nunn and Tate, more particularly about how well Nunn is playing. Here's one tweet:

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Kendrick Nunn of #Simeon is showing out right now
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Oh and Simeon is up 29-17 late second Quarter
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:59 PM   #1088
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Jim Mattson ‏@hoijim

Whitney Young's Jahil Okafor with 34 points and 9 rebounds in win over DeMatha...then a real positive interview about Illini and John Groce.


Mattson didn't elaborate on the interview. Anyone catch it?
First we hear Groce is the man of the hour when he arrives. Now more positives from Okafor. We may not land the '13 or '14 "big fish" but they're at least taking notice. Me thinks the Illini have a good one.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:00 PM   #1089
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If u know what radio station Chicago elite is on and have android system you can get the tunein app and listen live. I'm listening to Austin vs ulis now on sports radio 1450 now
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:02 PM   #1090
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Ryan Baker ‏@Ryan_G_Baker

Simeon's @JaySwaveyy11 Jaylon Tate looking like a steal for #Illini. Pure PG. @JohnGroce seems to like what he sees courtside

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:02 PM   #1091
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Ryan Baker ‏@Ryan_G_Baker

Simeon's @JaySwaveyy11 Jaylon Tate looking like a steal for #Illini. Pure PG. @JohnGroce seems to like what he sees courtside

What have I been telling people!!!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:03 PM   #1092
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And you can't help but to like what people are saying about Tate:

Ryan Baker ‏@Ryan_G_Baker
Simeon's @JaySwaveyy11 Jaylon Tate looking like a steal for #Illini. Pure PG. @JohnGroce seems to like what he sees courtside
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:03 PM   #1093
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They said ulis has had a growth spurt over last 9 months and now measures 5'10"
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:03 PM   #1094
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Ryan Baker ‏@Ryan_G_Baker

Simeon's @JaySwaveyy11 Jaylon Tate looking like a steal for #Illini. Pure PG. @JohnGroce seems to like what he sees courtside

Beat me to it!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:04 PM   #1095
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They said ulis has had a growth spurt over last 9 months and now measures 5'10"
Gotta feel bad when your growth spurt tops you at 5'10.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1096
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10-2 Marion catholic. Ulis has 6 of those points
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1097
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Mattson replied when I asked him to elaborate on Okafor:

Jim Mattson ‏@hoijim

@TPirtle206 Said he's had positive feelings about Groce since first chat with him and his Simeon friends Tate and Nunn just rave about Groce
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1098
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Gotta feel bad when your growth spurt tops you at 5'10.
Im still waiting for mine
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1099
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Tyus Jones (@tyusjones8):

"Somebody update me on how my guys @jahbrobound (okafor) and @KNunnSG doing right now....!!!!"

An Illini fan can dream right? Go get em Groce!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:12 PM   #1100
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Tyus Jones (@tyusjones8):

"Somebody update me on how my guys @jahbrobound (okafor) and @KNunnSG doing right now....!!!!"

An Illini fan can dream right? Go get em Groce!
This is reality though!!!
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