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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I’m hoping for the best for Ayo, but I think the thing for us to watch for as fans is if he gets a combine invite. I haven’t seen if they’ve been issued yet. Statistically, no combine invite means very unlikely to be drafted.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Seemed like a number of “insiders” during the Groce years were just regurgitating scoops from the paid sites as their own, and instigating the board with exaggerated optimism.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    I still don’t get the Foster plan to stay in HS. Obviously, I don’t have all the facts, but if his plan is to play one more year of HS school then go G League, sincerely good luck to him. Seems risky to me. First of all, the G League has only signed 5 select players so far. There isn’t much...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Will there be a HS basketball season? An AAU season? The televised sports such as NBA and NCAA have the motivation to invest in the safety related expenditures necessary to play. If HS teams need to test players and have nurses or doctors present at every game, then many of the schools won’t be...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I think I may start browsing Zillow.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    This would give us a top 5 class. Table is set at that point. Need to beat covid by November so we can all sit down to eat.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    According to 247, based on player ratings and using their class calculator... Illini will end up with the 4th or 5th best 2020 class if they get a reclass from Foster, or Ettiene respectively. Highest ranked class ever?
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I think a key is if he gets a combine invite. The teams nominate players to attend the combine, and all teams vote on those players from what I understand. The top 60ish vote-getters are offered an invite; an invite means teams want you there. I forget the numbers, but very few players are...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    If our best case plays out - preseason #1? Edit: By best case I mean - roster construction. Not assuming any transformative offseason player developments. Basically, Ayo and Kofi return, and Foster commits.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    This is the late night loyalty I like to see! Btw thank you for your assertiveness. With this post I feel washed of the days of word scrabbles and textless posts with only :hailtotheorange:
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    A top 10 2021 recruit that may reclass to 2020. He is in an interesting spot; because of his age he is 2 years from the NBA no matter what. I don't follow recruiting close enough to know the details other than he unofficially visited last year, and recently had a Zoom meeting with the staff...
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    2020 NBA Draft

    Why is the NBA pretending that they’ll finish the season? Players have been on ice for 9+ weeks already while a normal offseason is 14 or 15 weeks.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Any word on the Foster Jr front? I had posted a headline that indicating he was taking an Illini visit last year, but couldn't confirm if that happened. He did list the Illini recently. Seems like a pipe dream with how little news there's been connecting him to the Illini.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I think I had some earlier confusion about that... the first year I believe all certified NBA agents were granted NCAA certification, and then following that year the agents needed to certify themselves, and it doesn't seem like many have. At first I thought it was no-brainer for these agents...