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    Game Thread: Illinois vs The Citadel

    I think Verdonk will end up being a different but an equally prized gem on the court. Look at transformation of Giorgi's physique from the day he signed to this season - thank you, Body by Fletch. Verdonk is built differently, and with the same work will add strength, speed, and skill. Giorgi...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2019)

    Stoic ... Stoic ... Stoic and flexing because this school is my final two... Jackpot. As many of you know, I am overly analytical, and often to a fault, but numbers taken or retired, there a 4, a 14, and two 44s, if I am a combo guard where one of the will-be seniors is wearing #1, I am going...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2019)

    Absolutely to both. There is a post on here that echoes your point; this class is very important, and Miller, Illinois native notwithstanding, is, as you said, the most important recruit for anything. Landing both gives credence to the preseason rankings and the state of the program; however, if...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2019)

    Thanks for the share; both Bossi and Evans both make solid points, albeit ones that have been sussed out on here. Simply stated, both are very important for the short and long term growth of this program; closing this class with two rising Top-50 players (Miller "should" be a proper 5* across...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2019)

    I hope that you are right. Normally, I would say "show your work" ... now I ask ... have you any pictures from the game, tagged locations, etc. that could at least provide circumstantial evidence of what you claimed to have witnessed? Not a shot at you, just looking for a bit more.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2019)

    I agree in part with a few reservations. Your point on Miller being a Peoria native is not lost, but for all intents and purposes, should be treated as a Chicago prep. I say this because Ayo opened the door for what hopes to be a MIF connection that will last as long as Chin and BU do what is...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    In re: Kouma's ability to both R/S and practice with the team, you answer is found broadly in NCAA Bylaw 14.3: Freshman Redshirt Requirements, specifically subsections 14.3.1 (Eligibility..."Qualifiers" and "Academic Redshirts"), 14.3.1.1. ("Qualifier" - an immediately eligible player), 14.3.2...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2019)

    I do not think that you could be any farther from the truth. I could not care less from where the players come, so long as they can play / add value to an otherwise empty spot. This is far from worse; it is actually rather brilliant. Assuming both are signed, they are court-eligible in 2020...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Just a few thoughts, and while I firmly feel that Kouma will be on campus sooner than later, I will believe it when I see it; bureaucracy and the procedures that are its progeny may hold up indefinitely his arrival date. It is nice that he is retweeting and cheering on the team, but this is...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    And moving to the 2021 recruiting class and the many posts and tweets about Alan Griffin needing to get on the court more, something with which I agree, if he is not put off by the lack of playing time and has bought into the BU system, does he help us recruit his brother, who is in the ESPN's...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Having already missed one year, short of his injury being even more serious than is being reported or than was originally thought and thus forcing him to walk away from competitive basketball, would he be willing to sit out another year by transferring? I cannot see it happening and hope that it...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    You probably have it correct in the order of respective interest between program and player. The Brown recruitment seems to be gaining steam; TSJ has cooled a bit, but we are still in it (although I predict him to commit to DePaul...again); Archie, may be number two, but both sides have cooled...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    For what it is worth, the same thing happened with Kofi. All of the early CBs were in favour of UConn with a few going to Syracuse. Things quieted after the initial predictions, players were shuffled back into the deck, Kofi visited, and then the watershed of last minute CB picks or changes...
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    Illini Bars

    And I just got into town, and you degens (total joke) convinced me to take a stroll down memory lane. At Murphy’s right now...many thanks!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    For what it is worth... https://www.prepcircuit.com/news_article/show/979246