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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    It’s very possible the only reason we are losing out on all of these guys is because they don’t see a path to minutes as a freshman. Even with Ayo and Kofi gone, it’s going to be a crowded, veteran roster next year.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    minor leagues could work for basketball but the better solution is to allow the players to make money off of their name and likeness in college and eliminate the one and done. If they are good enough to get drafted out of high school, let them make the money. If they are stars in college,let...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    The problem is where is he going to see playing time. Unless he leaps over Georgi on the depth chart. That said, if we fail to land a center freshman next year, I do think senior Georgi and junior Hawkins will be just fine at the 5 in 2021. They both might start over a big freshman recruit like...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    Billikens are terrifying
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    If he's the team's best athlete, how do we know he isn't good on D?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    ya I think they will definitely be going after a four star center like Mac, but I’d they strike out they will probably be just fine with a senior Giorgi and Junior Hamlin
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I mean sure, Feliz was a nice player, but we will find a new glue guy. The starting lineup should be able to score at will with Ayo and Kofi back. look for Miller, Curbelo, Hutch or Grandison to be that scorer Off the bench with Georgi playing a starting caliber 5 in relief of Kofi.
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    I think there’s about a 0% chance Curbelo starts. I know we are all really high on him, but Miller is more likely to be the day one contributor and will be better off the ball. Trent starts at the point with Ayo and Miller or Ayo and Damonte.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Underwoods first year was similar I think. it helps that two of them practiced with the team all last year. Sure would have been nice to have Griffin returning though.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July 2020)

    so you’re saying we had a good chance on Tchikou and then Made a late offer to Lieb and that threw a kink in things? Doesn’t make a lot of sense. Seems like they would have just told Lieb to wait around to see if the spot opens up or not. Lieb sounds like he wasn’t going anywhere if we were on...
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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.