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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I don't see us offering a quality big man like this unless we feel like we are going to lose Mac....
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Purdue

    Brutal...just brutal...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    I do appreciate this type of recruitment. It seems more recruitments involve a large number of influencers, middle people, and are just circuses with a lot of swirl. Outside of the de-commitment to Louisville, this has been a pretty straight forward recruitment with a close number of...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    I wish I had your confidence. I hear what your saying in my brain, but the heart wants what the heart wants and that's the best class we can get!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    I don't think so. It's recruiting and no commit is secure until they sign the dotted line. I would think it would be mal-recruiting if they didn't continue to pursue key targets they want until one of them commits. Mac has options. I'm sure stories are right that Illini are a key player, but...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    Another guy who has a pretty solid track record also put memphis but at a medium. I don't know, I think Nesbitt is still up in the air and not sure of where he wants to go. I wouldn't be surprised if he pushed back his commitment date if he isn't šŸ’Æ on a school.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    Different positions...nesbit is a sf or wing...tyty and cardet are smaller guards....I would say not the same?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    Don't we usually see a pattern with BU's team? If we are on the outs, we usually begin offering others right away. I don't think we've seen that activity yet...so my sense is that maybe we're still in it?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    It doesn't matter when he starts....Josh Whitman did work before his official start date and got us Lovie. True, it wasn't sniping a current, working coach, but still, work was done early...especially at such high stakes. So can't blame the guy for doing what's best for him and his new...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    OA is a huge contributor and a real gem to have on the staff. His network is huge and has worked spades for us in assembling this team. I don't think it was ever in question that he would garner HC attention one of these days. If rumors are true, I think that one of the questions he has to...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2020)

    Mmmm....I'm not so sure. He has dribbles and quickness, I'll give you that. Seems to be able to penetrate at will and keeps the ball on a string. But major deficiencies I see are his ability to finish at the basket (I only watched half the video and I think I counted 8 missed...
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    Good snippet on Ayo and his potential to move up in the draft next year https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/dribble-handoff-which-player-who-withdrew-from-the-nba-draft-will-raise-his-stock-most-next-season/
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    We've all seen depth charts and some time estimates but with the return of AD and KC and talk about potential unhappiness among the ranks because there isn't enough time to go around, I wanted to see if we could cut it another way, by core rotation vs. situational vs. development. Does it...
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    You may be right. I watched a couple minutes of SGA's highlights and for me, I saw less comparison to Ayo's game than what I saw in the first couple of minutes of this highlight reel for DD () of course those couple of crazy dunks. DD may not be using all of his athleticism, but I feel like I...
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    I feel like Ayo's comp in the NBA is DeMar DeRozan. Both ~ the same height (Ayo listed 6'5", DR 6'6"). Both are deadly when they have some steam headed to the basket, both don't have extreme athleticism or blazing speed to rely on but are sneaky fast (like deron used to do) and can pick their...