Recent content by Efrem Winters fan

  1. Efrem Winters fan

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    It seems to me we could be pretty deep at the 3-4 in that time frame. It will be interesting to see how some of our taller players like Verdunk will be used. Depending upon his development and some of the other new players, I could see him spotting some time at the 4, especially if we have...
  2. Efrem Winters fan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I hope that we are all arguing late in the season over which of them made the biggest jump! I can see both of this guys making a significant sophomore leap. If we are having that discussion we are having a very good season!
  3. Efrem Winters fan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    It's a bit concerning that we haven't heard much about Verdunk in a while. It makes sense that he didn't play in Italy even if only out of caution but we are a couple of months later and I was hoping some info would leak out about how he is progressing with his injury. Sometimes fractures of the...
  4. Efrem Winters fan

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    You are correct!
  5. Efrem Winters fan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Our team was not very good....
  6. Efrem Winters fan

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Eastern Michigan

    Maybe we should run that final play in the second half?
  7. Efrem Winters fan

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Eastern Michigan

    Bass, White, Rackers....among My favorites. MC Court quickly becoming one!
  8. Efrem Winters fan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    One thing I forgot to mention is that it will be interesting to see how much zone we play this year and how that might affect both play and play time for several players.
  9. Efrem Winters fan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I agree with this. DMW is getting substantial PT based on defense and rebounding. If Jones or Griffin can play lockdown D and rebound they will get all of the minutes they can handle. As I've mentioned in other posts Griffin has a knack for being in the right place to get rebounds and steals. If...
  10. Efrem Winters fan

    Pregame: Illinois vs Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 14th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I am hopeful that there will be less "need" for beer this year...
  11. Efrem Winters fan

    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    This is where I am at as well. I'm just glad we found a way to win. The upside is that we got some valuable expeience for other players which will will need be needed when the B10 season begins.
  12. Efrem Winters fan

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    He's 6-8, 240 lbs. He can shoot and is already accustomed to the international 3-point line. Nobody can know for sure how he will play at the D1 level for a P5 team but there is plenty of reason for optimism.
  13. Efrem Winters fan

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Maybe someone can let you use their beach house for a week! šŸ¤”
  14. Efrem Winters fan

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Although he did just get a CB to ASU....
  15. Efrem Winters fan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I agree with this. On another note I think our bench play this year will be critical. I expect us to play at a very fast pace with more frequent substitutions than last year. We have some experience and depth this year on the bench which should help. I am a bit disappointed with how many...