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    Poll Update: Starting 5

    We’ve had a run of great freshman with Trent then Ayo and Giorgi and then Kofi but believe they haven’t had to compete with the talent we have now with experience. Hope everyone is right about Miller and Curbelo but actually believe they may have a tougher time than Hawkins. He has some skills...
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    Poll Update: Starting 5

    Make it three with a crunch time lineup at year end.
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    Poll Update: Starting 5

    Not so sure, Griffin has better no’s. proportional to his mins than Ayo and didn’t start. Think it is still going to be defense oriented. Defense travels! Would expect Ayo and Trent to have much improved three point %’s. BU seems to value the balance in his rotation more than who starts.
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    Poll Update: Starting 5

    Going to be tough to replace Dre’s defense. Although I do think Adam and DreC are quicker and have the potential but don’t picture them ripping the ball out of a big’s hands.
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    Poll Update: Starting 5

    Monte is going to draw the leading opposition scorer (except center and maybe pg) in each game. Team still going to be built on defense.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Interesting stat: 1987-88 team shot .279 from 3 and only made 39 all year. (23-10) record 1988-89 team shot .425 from 3 and made 118 Was basically the same team missing only 7’ Kujawa Who certainly didn’t affect that 2003-04 team shot .349 and 2004-05 shot .392 from 3 and made 344. Similar...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    And Lieb. Don’t want to miss any 7’ers. Think they want to add Mac to that list as a frosh.
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    Won’t be a problem in North Carolina.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Per my memory there is no comparison as college players, Kofi is superior. Actually think Augustine was also.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Ayo is a great player and will make a difference but it is Kofi that will give us a consistently tough defense. No amount of skill replaces 7’ and 290#’s of athletic power.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Think there is a lot of upside possible on this team. Not discounting Giorgi being a star 4. He was asked to make a complete change in position and responsibilities last year and struggled to adapt. He was a star as a frosh and may be again. Same is true of Trent who carried the team his...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    My point was no current players would make the second team not that there were not other great players on those squads. Is there any player you just named who you wouldn’t love to have on this team?
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Trying to ascertain how much our orange lens are affecting our judgement of the talent on this team I took the starters from 1988-89 and 2004-05 and made a lineup. Result was Dee, Deron, Ayo, Nick, and Kofi. No one else made the second team. I am sure others will have different opinions and our...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    BU has to win just to get to 2-2
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    In the long term that guy would be Curbelo, not sure next year but my guess would be DaMonte. Think a lot of people are underestimating Giorgi’s contribution next year as they did his frosh year. Still remembering an interview where the opposing coach was discussing how tough it was to defend...