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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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https://twitter.com/_trentfrazier1/s...85524718804992




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rbachhuber's Scholarship Grid: (updated 03/23/2017) [link]


Signed NLI with Illinois
Javon Pickett (2017 G, committed January 16, 2016)
Da'Monte Williams (2017 G, committed February 28, 2016)
Jeremiah Tilmon (2017 C, committed July 11, 2016)
Trent Frazier (2017 PG, committed August 21, 2016)

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:23 PM   #2
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:24 PM   #3
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Wonder if Trent got a call from the new coach.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:24 PM   #4
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YEAH MAN.

Trent you gotta call up J and lock him in!
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:30 PM   #5
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I like this Frazier kid.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:34 PM   #6
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I like this Frazier kid.
Honestly think this couldn't have worked out better for him. Underwood's offense suits his playing style perfectly.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:37 PM   #7
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Fraziers love for Illinois is awesome, and he's an outta state kid. Charisma (swag) for days, reminds me of Dee.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:38 PM   #8
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https://twitter.com/Sturdy32/status/843288017137754112

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:38 PM   #9
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:38 PM   #10
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Mark Smith is the day 1 starting PG if he commits.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:40 PM   #11
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I think Frazier may end up being one of my favorite players on the team next year.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:41 PM   #12
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You keep the current class, add Smith, and a decent post player transfer, we might be a sneaky pick to make NCAA tourney team next year.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:43 PM   #13
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Sturdy is pretty confident if Walker stays Tilmon will stay.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:46 PM   #14
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Mark Smith is the day 1 starting PG if he commits.
If Smith commits we'll have an embarrassment of riches at PG. I'd expect PG by committee if that happens.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:46 PM   #15
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I'd prioritize...
1. Securing Tilmon
2. Mark Smith
3. Jeffery Carroll
4. I'd take a shot a Tugs Bowen
5. 5th year center

We have two open spots if Tilmon stays, and that is assuming DJ and AJ both stay on board.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:46 PM   #16
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Looks like one confirmed.
https://twitter.com/_trentfrazier1/s...85524718804992

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:47 PM   #17
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Fantastic news!! I think he will absolutely thrive in BU's offense.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:48 PM   #18
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If we snag Smith, what will that make our class nationally? Top 7 or 8?
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:48 PM   #19
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You keep the current class, add Smith, and a decent post player transfer, we might be a sneaky pick to make NCAA tourney team next year.
What do we know about the Oklahoma State player who led them in scoring and rebounding? I know he is eligible to be a graduate transfer, but that is about all that I know.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:48 PM   #20
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If Smith commits we'll have an embarrassment of riches at PG. I'd expect PG by committee if that happens.
I thought TJL played pretty well this year. I just think Mark Smith is just a more skilled player with a college ready body.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:49 PM   #21
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I wonder what Walker's currently thinking. Is the Illinois Asst. job definitely his best move?
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:51 PM   #22
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I thought TJL played pretty well this year. I just think Mark Smith is just a more skilled player with a college ready body.
That's the great thing about the talent we would have: You could play Lucas, Frazier, and Smith as a 3 guard lineup. And mix in JCL as well. I'd play a small lineup with Kipper and Black as my 4 and Tilmon as my 5. A Sam Mclaurin on next years team would be $
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:55 PM   #23
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I wonder what Walker's currently thinking. Is the Illinois Asst. job definitely his best move?
If they're able to keep the recruiting class in tact, yes. He'll get plenty of looks around college basketball when they win.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 08:56 PM   #24
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Walker stays, Tilmon stays

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 09:00 PM   #25
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Someone remind me where Walker previously coached. Ohio with Groce or somewhere else?
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