Recent content by alexander58

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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I would think the Dee/Deron group was a better shooting team also. The 89 team did get a lot of easy baskets off their press. Both were a joy to watch, but I’d give the edge to the 89 team with their team athleticism and quickness. Their size and quickness eliminated most mismatches on defense.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Marcus and Dennis Scott were considered the 1 and 2 recruits the year they came out iirc. I don’t recall what Efrem’s rank was.
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    Transfers Thread

    Nice effort by the guy in orange. I guess chivalry is dead.
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    Transfers Thread

    Is this wishful thinking or based on inside information?
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    Transfers Thread

    Alstork had trouble staying on the court. I wonder if he would have had more success if Underwood had changed his defensive system like he did this year. He picked up a lot of silly fouls getting up into the body on traps.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    What are the top 3 things he is looking for in choosing a school?
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    Transfers Thread

    Always appreciate the good information
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    Coaching Carousel

    He’s been an elite coach for years. He’s not the first guy who struggled making the jump from coaching eager to learn teens to close minded millionaires.
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    Transfers Thread

    Coming out of high school, Okoro was heavily recruited, but pretty raw . He’s smart and strong, but wasn’t skilled. He wouldn’t be the first big guy that didn’t develop well in all facets. Illinois has seen its share of those through the years. My point is it’s not always on the coach.
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    Transfers Thread

    Good choice. No moving costs.
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    Transfers Thread

    I appreciate those who can see the game completely and understand how contributions needed by players may change. Trent’s 3 point percentage went down as a result of his new role. He accepted that role gracefully. Had he not taken over the point, who knows where the season would have gone. In 50...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    He plays the passing lanes well and has quick hands, so I believe he’ll get a lot of steals. Obviously, at his size , getting stuck in switches could be a problem. He’s very instinctive, so I’m sure he’ll be fine.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    Both have flair for sure.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    I’m really excited about Curbelo. He’s a pure point guard. Pinzon is very impressive, too. Zed Key looks great. He’ll be one more reason to hate Ohio State.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    Howard is a solid guy with lots of connections. He also come across as a good person. I don’t think he’s going anywhere soon.