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Old Oct 1, 2017, 03:15 AM   #1
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2018 Illini Basketball Commits
Ayo Dosunmu (2018 PG) committed on Oct. 19th


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Commitment Announcements
Talen Horton-Tucker (2018 F): Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6:30pm CT


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Updated 10/20/2017


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NLI Early Signing Period
November 8-15


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Past Illini Official Visits
Talen Horton-Tucker (2018 F): October 20th
Ayo Dosunmu (2018 PG): October 13th -- Committed to Illinois on Oct. 19th
Elias Valtonen (2018 SG): October 10th -- Committed to Arizona State on Oct. 13th
Lukas Kisunas (2018 C) September 29th -- Committed to UConn on Oct. 2nd
George Conditt (2018 PF) September 15th -- Committed to Iowa State on Oct. 2nd
Colin Castleton (2018 PF) September 1st -- Committed to Michigan on Oct. 4th
Landers Nolley (2018 F) September 1st -- Committed to Georgia on Oct. 7th, decommitted from Georgia on Oct. 8th, committed to VT on Oct. 15th

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 03:27 AM   #2
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Final 7
https://twitter.com/Thortontucker/st...62408885161986
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 03:29 AM   #3
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new thread, hope for big things this week for the Illini
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 04:35 AM   #4
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for some reason I cant see THT final 7. Can someone who can, enlighten me ?
Ohio State, Xavier, St Louis, Illinois, Georgetown, Georgia Tech & Iowa State
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 04:47 AM   #5
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any early whispers on Conditt?
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 06:40 AM   #6
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Ohio State, Xavier, St Louis, Illinois, Georgetown, Georgia Tech & Iowa State
Obviously some good schools in there. Quality, he is a very good player. With his style of play, ILL has to continue to look good to THT.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 07:14 AM   #7
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How many freak outs this week ?? Over / under is 3........lol

Ayo,Castleton,THT, Nolley.....dad wins out with Conditt.....my picks

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 07:24 AM   #8
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It would be a bizarre turn of events if the only player we end up with is THT.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 08:10 AM   #9
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How many freak outs this week ?? Over / under is 3........lol

Ayo,Castleton,THT, Nolley.....dad wins out with Conditt.....my picks
Is there really a need to freak out this week? I mean, I could easily see striking out on Conditt, Nolley, and CC. The staff did all they could to land these guys, but sometimes, it takes more than trust to get the final commit. These guys may love the staff and like Champaign, but in the end, they would have to trust BU that he will play a certain way and get results. That may or may not be an easy leap for some players/handlers (even with BU's track record at SFA and OSU).

My hope is that we land a decent class, the results on the court this winter show potential, and the subsequent years' recruiting gets easier. Rebuilds aren't often easy...we need to be patient and not freak out.

...yes, even with Ayo.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 08:11 AM   #10
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WRT crystal balls, here's exhibit #4531 on why they frequently don't mean squat, unless it is very late in the process (i.e., the die is cast): https://twitter.com/UIHoopsRecruits/...88178630152192
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 08:13 AM   #11
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Been following pretty close all summer, these all could go any way. Nolley and CC had Twitter 2 weeks ago looking like we was in the bag. Ayo visit coming and he says nothing. Now THT has decided to pickup the pace, and gave Chin a good feeling last week. Be surprised with Conditt, in O+B, think ISU is his new home.

IMO, Nolley and CC, commit to us this week. Ayo visit, commit. Wait till next week. Just glad we have practice going. Ready for games.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 08:22 AM   #12
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WRT crystal balls, here's exhibit #4531 on why they frequently don't mean squat, unless it is very late in the process (i.e., the die is cast): https://twitter.com/UIHoopsRecruits/...88178630152192
The crystal balls tend to be accurate about 24 hours before a planned announcement, otherwise they are just people playing the odds. Guys will often make a prediction for whatever school a kid has an OV next, in case the kid committs on the visit.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 08:41 AM   #13
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I'm just excited to see the use of our real, current symbol on one of these announcements and not the slant letter Illinois. Looks good!
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 08:44 AM   #14
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If this is true, Nolley has known for a while...then I doubt it is VT & I think we should be good on Nolley.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 09:02 AM   #15
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Been following pretty close all summer, these all could go any way. Nolley and CC had Twitter 2 weeks ago looking like we was in the bag. Ayo visit coming and he says nothing. Now THT has decided to pickup the pace, and gave Chin a good feeling last week. Be surprised with Conditt, in O+B, think ISU is his new home.

IMO, Nolley and CC, commit to us this week. Ayo visit, commit. Wait till next week. Just glad we have practice going. Ready for games.
I'm with you on the picks. I wonder if Kisunas fits in somewhere or if he's strictly a backup plan? Would hate to lose out on CC but Kisunas looks like he's no slouch.

I just can't make up my mind on Conditt and his potential. You can't teach a 7' + wingspan but does he have the frame to withstand a B1G season even after Fletch gets a hold of him?
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 09:04 AM   #16
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It would be a bizarre turn of events if the only player we end up with is THT.
Yes... i wouldn't be surprised if ended up with a class like THT and Kisunas
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 09:31 AM   #17
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Yes... i wouldn't be surprised if ended up with a class like THT and Kisunas
Don't forget the Finnish kid

Pretty wild, a week or so ago most of us were feeling great about Castleton and Nolley and now looks the exact opposite. Hopefully, Castleton will value the relationship he's built with Antigua and that Virginia Tech loss put a damper on Landers visit
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 09:35 AM   #18
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Brad Underwood as Uncle Sam. Pretty good.

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:01 AM   #19
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Recruiting is like a Bob Ross painting. There are many moments along the process where you say Bob, you just screwed it up followed by moments of brilliance followed by even more trepidation. But in the end it usually works itself out into a thing of beauty.

Let's just hope Underwood is our Bob Ross.

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:07 AM   #20
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Brad Underwood as Uncle Sam. Pretty good.

https://twitter.com/WritingIlliniFS/...04696676732928
Uncle Sam, someone the kids can really relate to.

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:16 AM   #21
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Uncle Sam, someone the kids can really relate to.
Talen retweeted it so he must've liked it (and 'gotten' it.) I think that pose and poster is pretty iconic for anybody who's taken American History.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:20 AM   #22
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I was feeling really good up until the FBI thingy. Nothing would surprise me at this point. You know very well everyone we are up against is using it to their advantage. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:20 AM   #23
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Talen retweeted it so he must've liked it (and 'gotten' it.) I think that pose and poster is pretty iconic for anybody who's taken American History.
Could it also be that these kids retweet pretty much anything they see about themselves?

Btw, The answer is yes

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:22 AM   #24
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What does this do for Michigan available spots if Nunez commits to them tomorrow?

He's a SG so not taking a frontcourt spot. Also might mean more about how Michigan feels about Locke than Castleton?

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Old Oct 1, 2017, 10:24 AM   #25
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Could it also be that these kids retweet pretty much anything they see about themselves?

Btw, The answer is yes

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If you followed Talen, you'd know the answer to that is no. Since he retweeted his final 7, the only 2 he's retweeted are that one and an Illinois fan telling him he'd look pretty good rocking number 25.
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