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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:54 AM   #2851
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So it sounds like Malcolm Hill, Larry Austin Jr., and Michael Finke will all be in attendance at the Braggin Rights game tomorrow night

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Hmm Austin attending the day before Ty Johnson is planning a visit?

Potential first come, first serve?

Isn't Austin Jr. being recruited by Missouri as well?
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:55 AM   #2852
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I really hope Larry Austin commits.
Not if there is a good chance with Lyle.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:00 PM   #2853
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I really hope Larry Austin commits.
He has an offer from Missouri too. Honestly, I rather have Johnson over Austin.


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Not if there is a good chance with Lyle.
Which there is not. If Johnson or Austin come, we don't need another pg.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:39 PM   #2854
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I'm a huge Larry Austin fan but he's not gonna be in Our Blue and Orange! Tough kid doesn't have a true position he's just a guard. Ty Johnson has a better skill set for Groce's Offense!!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:53 PM   #2855
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Total coincidence with Johnson visiting this weekend and LA going to the Braggin Rights game. I'm almost 100% LA goes to that game annually. Austin is still ways away from committing from what I've heard.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:01 PM   #2856
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I'm a huge Larry Austin fan but he's not gonna be in Our Blue and Orange! Tough kid doesn't have a true position he's just a guard. Ty Johnson has a better skill set for Groce's Offense!!
That's what I am thinking. Larry just isn't a true pg that I think we need. I think Ty Johnson is that guy and will do well under Groce's system
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:24 PM   #2857
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I find it interesting that with all this "LA talk not wearing O&B" that JG would have gotten in the car and driven to Springfield to watch him last night. Plus less than 48 hours ago not one person on this board knew the name Tyrone Johnson.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:26 PM   #2858
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I find it interesting that with all this "LA talk not wearing O&B" that JG would have gotten in the car and driven to Springfield to watch him last night. Plus less than 48 hours ago not one person on this board knew the name Tyrone Johnson.
Not true about Johnson. Sturdy has talked about him being a possible transfer since November.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:30 PM   #2859
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Not true about Johnson. Sturdy has talked about him being a possible transfer since November.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:48 PM   #2860
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Hill is a natural basketball player. He is very sound fundamentally.

BTW, you make it sound as though Hill isn't athletic - he is. The athleticism, of the players you mentioned above, stand out because they were in all reality just athletes. None of them possess the basketball skills Hill has.
Maybe I should have worded it better, but that was pretty much my point and why I said he is a good athlete. I meant Leonard is a 10 out of 10; like Head. Hill is like a 7.5 in my opinion - a smooth athlete.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:53 PM   #2861
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Thanks TC! I just found it too ... I forgot to check his Twitter account. He's averaging 23.5 pts, 8 rebs and 4 blks per game at this point. He may end up giving Malcom some competition for best incoming freshmen next year. The kid already has a college basketball ready body, and his numbers are really consistent. I love'm both!
I think he'll get the most minutes. He's just a huge kid who we'll need to come in and D up and grab some boards, which I think he can do while his offensive skills progress. I'd say it all depends on how well NE's offensive skills come along. If he's not giving us anything offensively I don't think there will be much of a drop off to a frosh MM.

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:58 PM   #2862
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Not true about Johnson. Sturdy has talked about him being a possible transfer since November.
Thanks, didn't know Sturdy posted on this board. I must have missed it. Maybe it's on paid board. I follow Brad's tweets and saw nothing on Johnson back in November.
I think the news about him visiting Sunday was "broken" by a USC guy.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:06 PM   #2863
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Not if there is a good chance with Lyle.
Im as big of a Lyle fan as anyone. Call me crazy but if i had to pick between him and Cliff I would take Lyle, and thats no disrespect to Cliff he is great Lyle is just the absolute real deal, such a complete player.

That said, I think that our chance is very slim with him and if LA wants to commit, you take it.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:32 PM   #2864
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I find it interesting that with all this "LA talk not wearing O&B" that JG would have gotten in the car and driven to Springfield to watch him last night. Plus less than 48 hours ago not one person on this board knew the name Tyrone Johnson.
Not true, Zoggle talked about him last season in his Villanova "team to watch" post with TJ as a freshman who may impress.


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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:34 PM   #2865
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Thanks, didn't know Sturdy posted on this board. I must have missed it. Maybe it's on paid board. I follow Brad's tweets and saw nothing on Johnson back in November.
I think the news about him visiting Sunday was "broken" by a USC guy.
Your sarcasm is noted, but the news that he has been looking around has been out there for awhile.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:43 PM   #2866
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I find it interesting that with all this "LA talk not wearing O&B" that JG would have gotten in the car and driven to Springfield to watch him last night. Plus less than 48 hours ago not one person on this board knew the name Tyrone Johnson.
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Not true about Johnson. Sturdy has talked about him being a possible transfer since November.
http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...ostcount=16812

Midastouch posted about the potential transfer on this board back on 11/7 as well.

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:51 PM   #2867
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http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...ostcount=16812

Midastouch posted about the potential transfer on this board back on 11/7 as well.
Sorry, do you think Midastouch and Sturdy are the same guy?? JK
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:52 PM   #2868
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Sorry, do you think Midastouch and Sturdy are the same guy?? JK
Oh yeah
Clearly
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:57 PM   #2869
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Maverick, w/25 pts, 7 rebs, 6 blocks and Boro won 70-61.
That's it? I'm pretty excited to see how he turns out for the ILLINI, albeit after a few years of big ten play.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:08 PM   #2870
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A top notch PG for XMas please. Stuff it with two if possible.

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:47 PM   #2871
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Larry Austin Jr. @ Braggin' Rights



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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2872
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Larry Austin Jr. @ Braggin' Rights



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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2873
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Malcolm Hill @ Braggin' Rights



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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:15 PM   #2874
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As much as I wish, not Sturdy, just someone that knows a couple people out east.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:37 PM   #2875
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The kids got a good poker face.
Because of Illinois scholarship situation, I think Austin might end up waiting too long and end up somewhere else.
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