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Old Dec 25, 2012, 07:56 AM   #2926
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MF & his dad stated he's up to 6' 9.5". And he's still growing, albeit a lot slower than when he was in beanstalk mode.
If he was still in beanstalk mode we would have a white Ralph Sampson showing up in 2014
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:36 AM   #2927
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Could you continue to give updates like this, I don't know much about him, but from what I've seen and heard it looks like the sky's the limit with this kid. You obviously know your shhhtuff and pay close attention. I think in a few years we'll have a lot of versatility with Hill and Finke and Colbert at the 3/4.
I will be attending his Holiday Tourney games at the Collinsville Shootout, easily one of the top tournaments year after year around and will continue to give updates from there. His East squad is the number 1 seed in the tournament. Honestly watching Belleville East and watching Simeon with an understandably weak Jabari Parker, I think East could give them a run for their money. Not saying they would win, but I know it would be a hard fought game to the end. Hill is that good this year.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:57 AM   #2928
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I should be there on Friday to watch Hill as well. His thursday game tips at 9AM lolnothanksbro.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:13 AM   #2929
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I thought Malcom said in the interview on the previous page his career high was 43?

either way great to see him tearing it up he is going to be the best player in this class IMO.
Better than Jabari???

LoL. Kidding aside, Hill rendered KBD a want, not a need (note: not saying KBD wouldn't have helped or I didn't want him). Hill is wired to score (much more so than KBD) and he's going to be a star.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:31 AM   #2930
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you will be able to walk up and buy a ticket, but allow for time standing in line.
Ok thanks, even right before Simeon game?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:55 AM   #2931
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Better than Jabari???

LoL. Kidding aside, Hill rendered KBD a want, not a need (note: not saying KBD wouldn't have helped or I didn't want him). Hill is wired to score (much more so than KBD) and he's going to be a star.
I should have clarified. I was speaking that he was the best player in our incoming class.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:02 PM   #2932
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I should have clarified. I was speaking that he was the best player in our incoming class.
I know, I was just kidding. Couldn't resist after all the futile JP talk on here.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:07 PM   #2933
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Hill is wired to score (much more so than KBD) and he's going to be a star.
+1. He'll be the best of our 2013 recruits, IMO, at UI, and the best pro.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:16 PM   #2934
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What do people think about Tate's shot? I haven't seen too much of it but just wondering if people think it will need a lot of work or if it's pretty clean as is?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:50 PM   #2935
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Going to see Finke at 10:00 am tomorrow.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:27 PM   #2936
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Going to see Finke at 10:00 am tomorrow.

You will be sold on him if you have yet to see him play.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:03 PM   #2937
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Going to see Finke at 10:00 am tomorrow.
Let us know what you think.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:11 PM   #2938
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You will be sold on him if you have yet to see him play.
I am going to check him out tommorrow also....
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:17 PM   #2939
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I am going to check him out tommorrow also....
Nice. Will expect a report back from you as well
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:36 AM   #2940
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Finke has 5 points at the half. He is looking to pass more than shoot. Some really nice assists. Doesn't need to shoot. Plainfield is bad. They have 8 points at the half. Finke has such great form in his shot and is a really good passer. But his offense is not needed this morning. Still needs to get stronger but talent is there. I will see him again if they play KBD's team later in the tourney.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:50 AM   #2941
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37-10. Finke has 9. Halfway through third.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:52 AM   #2942
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Back to back threes for Finke. Has 15. Out of game. Probably for good. 49-16 at end of three.

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:53 AM   #2943
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If Finke keeps growing I wonder will he keep his fluidity and get bigger at the same time.

He's still got 2 years to grow and build, but he may be a redshirt candidate with his body going through so many changes
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:54 AM   #2944
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Thanks as always Combes.

So with getting a chance to see Finke today, who would be a good player comparison for Finke?

Who is he like now? Who does he project to be like once he fills out (if he does)?

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:11 AM   #2945
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Finke finishes with 15 pts, 10 of which came in the 3rd. Centennial cruises to a 30+ pt win

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:05 AM   #2946
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Finke didn't play in the fourth quarter. He plays at 4:30 tomorrow at the Shirk at IWU.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:53 AM   #2947
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Finke looked good today. Has a picture perfect stroke on his shot. Seems fairly coordinated for his size, although he obviously needs to get stronger. Made some very nice passes to cutters when he was doubled in the post.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:28 PM   #2948
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Was he able (if he had the opportunity) to put the ball on the floor when defenders ran too hard at him on the perimeter?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:30 PM   #2949
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With Johnson going to SC...who thinks Larry Austin commits soon???
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:35 PM   #2950
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With Johnson going to SC...who thinks Larry Austin commits soon???
Not me.
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