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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Video of Colbert making announcement in this article-
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Austin Colbert Makes the Call

The 6-foot-9 power forward from Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) verbally pledged to Illinois in the SNY studios on Monday.

A native of Chesapeake, Va., Colbert chose the Illini and head coach John Groce over Miami, Seton Hall and Villanova.

“I’ve decided that I’m going to attend the University of Illinois,” Colbert said. “Fighting Illini.”

http://zagsblog.com/articles/austin-...akes-the-call/

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the ILLINI big boy
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Very Nice. Welcome aboard Mr. Colbert!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Nice to be the bride for once! Welcome Austin Colbert!

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Orange and Blue Austin!

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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WELCOME! Good to get one.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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Great Get
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:31 PM   #9
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Welcome Austin!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Fighting illini! Great and welcome

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:32 PM   #11
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Today was my first day back to work from layoff so it's definitely been a good day for me now.

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Looks like it's the University of Illinois!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:32 PM   #12
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Good catch
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:32 PM   #13
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Good get! Feels good to win one of these battles!

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:32 PM   #14
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:33 PM   #15
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Congrats to Austin and the Illini BB staff. Now the real work starts.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:33 PM   #16
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Today was my first day back to work from layoff so it's definitely been a good day for me now.
Good news all around, then! Congrats!

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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Congrats Austin! Love this reference:

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Illinois has the second-largest alumni network in the country, so basically after basketball if I handle my business in the classroom I’ll be good
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM   #18
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Congrats so glad to have him aboard
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM   #19
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awesome.

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM   #20
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"I decided to pick Illinois because I just want it to be the best fit for me,” he said. “I feel like coach John Groce is going to develop me into a person, develop me into a player and push me every day in practice. Not only does basketball have a big value for me, but academics as well."
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM   #21
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Fantastic news. I will never NOT be excited about getting athletic bigs.

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:35 PM   #22
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Good catch
Groce is pretty good in his bass boat, nice job coach
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:35 PM   #23
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I am really excited about this pick-up. Go Illini!!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:35 PM   #24
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Nice to go into Big East country and get 1 that some of them wanted.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:35 PM   #25
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Just watched the video of the announcement. Nicely done. Soft spoken, appreciative --looks really coachable. Glad he's coming in in 2013 as the culture is shifting to more of a Groce team.
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