Interesting that we are apparently getting a visit from Dual-threat quarterback Gregory Spann this weekend. Given some previous comments regarding the uncertainty of CJ Dixon making it to campus, Spann would be a nice pickup. I would think that it has to be a tough sell to get anyone to jump...
I know, I know, practice reports, but I thought there were some interesting tidbits in here:
Most interesting to me:
Freshman forward Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk...
Ayo comes in at #6 in this list of the 10 best point guards in college basketball for the 2019-20 season:
6. Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
2018-19 stats: 13.8 PPG, 3.3...
The attached article lists Haarms as one of the top players in the conference, but not the best. ;)
Antonio Doyle is scheduled for an official visit on Oct. 19 for homecoming. I believe most think he is destined for Texas A&M, but he would be a great get.
I am not sure if this has been posted yet, but I thought the attached rankings of composite talent were interesting. The Illini are 8th, ahead of Iowa, Minnesota, and Northwestern in the Big 10 West. Hopefully the upgraded talent will result in more wins...
I don't think this is correct. It looks like they made the NCAA Tourney as a 10 seed in 2014 and lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Dayton. That said, it was their lone appearance since 2008, so it is a pretty futile stretch.
Update on Kouma (as well as Verdonk):
“Bernard’s in a situation that is really beyond our control,” Underwood said at...