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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    And they have a few more years of strengthening and practice while still being in their athletic prime.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Most likely to least likely guys who won't contribute/play significant minutes: Lieb, Hawkins, BBV, Hamlin, Hutch, Granderson, Curbelo, the rest
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    How far will the 2020-21 Illini go?

    Final four or elite 8 with Ayo. Round of 32 or sweet sixteen without. Miss the tourney without Kofi.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I always start thinking about sophomore years Caleb Swanigan at Purdue a few years back. Totally dominant big man. Except Kofis got him by about 3” and 30 lbs. Fairly similar freshman year stats. Swanigan averaged 19 pts and 12 rebounds Sophomore year
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    There's no word they won't be back, which probably means they are.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    that he’s coming back or going pro?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Ayo and Kofi were both ranked 30+ in their class coming out of high school. The fact that Illinois is developing them into NBA prospects is huge and speaks to our coaching staff's development. There's a lot of guys in the same range who are no longer in the conversation. Both will get drafted...
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    Transfers Thread

    Looks like a solid guy for us to go after. A forward will have a decent path to playing time next year.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Miller would be starting over Curbelo, but yes, according to recruiting rankings, that would have to be the best.
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    Transfers Thread

    If Ayo and Kofi are both back, we will very likely have an open scholarship. If Kofi leaves we will almost definitely bring in a big man. Probably have at least one scholarship rollover unless we get the perfect world of Ayo, Kofi, and Brown.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    The thing with say Duke and Kentucky is that they are always starting fresh with a roster of mostly freshman, which makes it more tolerable to be recruited with other top freshman. A kid looking at our roster right now might see a difficult path to playing time because of a strong recruiting...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    hopefully We only have one because Ayo and Kofi come back
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    senior Giorgi would be fine starting at center as long as we have either a really good 4, or a strong freshman 5 who can also give solid minutes. Giorgi's biggest issue at the 5 is his defense and foul trouble.
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    Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2019-2020

    Anyone know if BBV ended up with a redshirt?
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I agree that Brown likely won't come if Ayo does unless he has a sit-out. If he has a sit-out then he could fit in easily with Miller (probably), Curbelo, Hutch, and Goode in 2021. This roster is easily a top 15 in the country, possibly much higher. The amount of flexibility is amazing. DMW...