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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Is illini0440 this boards first legit insider? Vote for enshrinement into a Hall of Insiders? Maybe included stuemke if he stops by more often.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Hope staff turmoil doesn’t sour this team. Following the illini was more fun when i just watched the games.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2019)

    I'm going to keep beating the drum that I'm not worried about this fall class, and I'm not worried about the transfers. If we win this year then I suspect the recruiting will work out. The top 7-8 guys are going to make a difference in the W/L column ultimately. The back of the bench might be...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Would we though? Would you rather have Samba/SpicyG, or Verdonk/Kouma, or Verdonk/Hamlin? Samba or SpicyG weren't going to play more than spot minutes. That's the bottom line. If Giorgi or Kofi get in foul trouble BU will use Tevian, Kipper, or go 4 guard lineup before they were going to get...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I'm just upset I used the name Tisdale instead of his proper name The Noodler.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The hand wringing over the roster on this site baffles me. We have our best front court since Miles Leonard, and Nanna Egwu. Kofi and GB have a realistic ceiling this year that surpasses both the Leonard/Egwu, Davis/Tisdale, and the Augustine/Ingram/Chainsaw teams. Everyone should be pleased...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2019)

    Why do you say that? I don't follow NBA much, but Rui was just a lottery pick and didn't shoot the 3. Sure he has a 41% but he made only 36 attempts all year. For comparison sake, Rui was 5 for 26 the year before, and Giorgi was 5 for 30 this year. Brandon Clark, Sekou Doumbouya, nor Grant...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2019)

    No Miller would be a bummer considering I think this 2020 fall class will be committing largely based on faith still. Without Miller I'm guessing we're looking at signing 4-6 players this spring. Ultimately, though, I think our future recruiting hinges on winning this year, and getting Ayo into...
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    Italy Tour

    That's kinda my point though. My guess is they didn't take the first leg of their flight before finding out there were issues. That's the part I have problems with. I've witnessed business visa issues that have taken 6 months to work out. I understand that it can be difficult. I don't want to...
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    Italy Tour

    Just catching up on this Visa problem, and in my opinion it is totally inexcusable for them to be stranded en route. Struggling to secure a Visa prior to departure, and attempting to resolve any issues en route are two totally different scenarios. I have no idea what the circumstances are for...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    @Greensboro, I agree with just about your whole post, but my opinion of how the rotations will work is the same as @alaskaillini. I think, based on what I’ve observed, that BU will alter the lineup to get the best players on the floor. I think it’s reasonable to assume that Samba was 9 or 10...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I don't think many people are arguing that it's better to have an empty roster spot than it is to have Samba on the bench. There might be a couple posters who are predicting a more capable replacement that has yet to be announced, or join the team. Beyond those posters, I think everyone would...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Fair enough, but to what end? If the goal is Final Four, then yeah I completely agree. I think for a sweet 16 ceiling we're fine. When I look at the rosters for other teams there are very few who have more than 2 reliable bigs. Texas Tech for example had 2 guys taller than 6' 5" who averaged...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I'm not so worried about Giorgi's shot, or how the minutes split across the 4/5. I think the best lineup potential has Giorgi and Kofi playing together. Ideally, the two of them require 2+ defenders. It will be critical they can play off each other and the defensesive rotation. I liked reading...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Does Myke Henry have a pro career if he stays at Illinois?