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Old Jun 7, 2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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“I think every single day about how we’re going to bring our guys together and formulate a team,” Groce said. “That’s more important than what we’re

wrinkling offensively and defensively.”

The only problem is that Groce can’t accelerate the team-building until the team is actually in place. Which is why you’ll see June 7 circled in red on his calendar.

“That’s a big day,” he said, pointing to the day when five freshmen and at least three transfers join returning scholarship players Abrams, Egwu, Joseph Bertrand, Rayvonte Rice and walkon Mike LaTulip.
http://herald-review.com/sports/illi...a4bcf887a.html

So, today is June 7th and here is this year's scholarship grid.

Ahmad Starks does not have his waiver, so he's listed as an ineligible transfer for now, along with Aaron Cosby and Darius Paul. All scholarship offers listed above Trevon Bluiett were originally made by the previous coaching staff.

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Old Jun 7, 2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Nice new digs here it goes well with the new team we will be watching.
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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Starks really needs to get that waiver.
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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I've said it before, but there is no way that the 2017 graduationg class stays "as is" for the duration. I'd bet my second son on it.

I hate six person classes. Imbalance is a flaw that Mr. Groce will remedy. As an aside, I will be seeing Mr. Groce this weekend at the Illini Basketball camp my son adn I are participating in. Should be good times!
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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2014 G JaQuan Lyle has verbally committed to the University of Louisville. I've moved him to the discard pile.


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Old Jun 29, 2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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Brandone Francis to Florida

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Old Jun 30, 2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 05:59 AM   #8
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I hope at least one of those 2014-2015 recruits in blue changes into red.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 06:41 AM   #9
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I hope at least one of those 2014-2015 recruits in blue changes into red.
I'm hoping one Black turns into red.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 07:15 AM   #10
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I'm hoping one Black turns into red.
What about White?

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 01:08 PM   #11
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The next time you modify the grid, could you also add the players "position" on their last year of eligibility as previously discussed? Thanks.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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The next time you modify the grid, could you also add the players "position" on their last year of eligibility as previously discussed? Thanks.
That way we can endlessly argue about position definitions.
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The next time you modify the grid, could you also add the players "position" on their last year of eligibility as previously discussed? Thanks.
Positions of current players can be found here: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports...bl-roster.html
As far as currently committed players go, Mike Finke is a PF.

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The next time you modify the grid, could you also add the players "position" on their last year of eligibility as previously discussed? Thanks.
My guess would be for the current roster:

1: Abrams, Tate, Starks
2: Nunn, LaTulip, Cosby
3: Bertrand, Rice, Hill
4: Ekey, Colbert, Paul
5: Egwu, Morgan

I don't know that there would agreement to the extent I could put this on the grid.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 11:27 PM   #15
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My guess would be for the current roster:

1: Abrams, Tate, Starks
2: Nunn, LaTulip, Cosby
3: Bertrand, Rice, Hill
4: Ekey, Colbert, Paul
5: Egwu, Morgan

I don't know that there would agreement to the extent I could put this on the grid.
Bolded aren't eligible for this season and Starks in still in limbo.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 06:51 AM   #16
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Bolded aren't eligible for this season and Starks in still in limbo.
They are so indicated on the grid.
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 01:06 PM   #17
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Victor Law verbals Northwestern. Look for him in the discard pile.

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Old Jul 5, 2013, 10:32 AM   #18
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Just a note from a newbie, rbach. I really appreciate your work on the Grid. tyvm
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:06 PM   #19
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According to a couple of posts in the recruiting thread, the Illini have made offers to the following:

Prince Ali, SG Sagemont, Fla. 2015
Jayson Tatum, PG St. Louis 2016
Montaque Gill-Caesar, SF Huntington Prep 2015

Any "insiders" know if these offers are legit?
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Is it helpful if the offer is listed on Scout, Rivals, and/or ESPN?

Prince Ali with an offer according to all three.
Jayson Tatum with an offer according to Scout and Rivals.
Gill-Caesar without an offer according to all three.

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Old Jul 11, 2013, 09:07 PM   #21
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Is it helpful if the offer is listed on Scout, Rivals, and/or ESPN?

Prince Ali with an offer according to all three.
Jayson Tatum with an offer according to Scout and Rivals.
Gill-Caesar without an offer according to all three.
Yes, that is helpful. Thanks. I probably should have done that research myself.
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Yes, that is helpful. Thanks. I probably should have done that research myself.
naw, you do so much already. Let your minions lend a hand from time to time.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 05:46 PM   #23
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I added 2015 Florida SG Prince Ali to the offer list.

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Old Jul 14, 2013, 01:22 AM   #24
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My guess would be for the current roster:

1: Abrams, Tate, Starks
2: Nunn, LaTulip, Cosby
3: Bertrand, Rice, Hill
4: Ekey, Colbert, Paul
5: Egwu, Morgan

I don't know that there would agreement to the extent I could put this on the grid.
I'd be happy with a list if there isn't a single agreed upon position. e.g. (PF,C)
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 01:28 PM   #25
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Added two names to the offer list:

Aaron Jordan, 2015 SG out of Plainfield East
Montaque Gill-Caesar, 2015 SF out of Canada via Huntington Prep

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