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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Geez...maybe it's easier to list who in the top 100 is NOT being recruited! I'm thrilled that we are aiming high and there's a different confidence I feel these days vs. when JFG was at the helm and we'd see him going for top 30 kids with no avail. Nice..I can't wait till we get more news and...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    I'm torn. Not sure if I'm happy to be an Illini fan or not. If the rumor you're eluding to is true that Ayo and Kofi are back....I'm excited for next year, but saddened for them and us that we weren't able to send them to the NBA. Let's say Ayo plays like he did and was as big of a difference...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Looks like Kofi is back on campus. Better there than in NYC locked in a tiny apt. Hopefully he can get some work in before the combine....or returning to the Illini!šŸ¤ž
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Looking at the Illini program like a marketed product, what are our competitive advantages that we are selling that differentiate us and would make a kid like Foster choose us? Because to a player like him, we are still very much a vision vs. a known commodity. If you watched "The Last Dance"...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    100% agree. I think the world about his ethics and him as a person. Really was a humble, approachable, and authentic human being. I just think that he promoted a culture of softness. That's why most of them left when BU took over (granted he might've been too hard edged). BU instills...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    Anybody else's head spinning a little with all the variable permutations of recruits that we are going after? I was usually able to keep abreast of what was going on, but now it seems like we're on lists of a million different players in different positions! I think it's awesome!
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    Adam Miller signs with Illinois

    Congrats Ace wolf and welcome to the family! Yess!!!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    Welcome the the family Goode! I like that we finally got a commit early!!
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    Ayo Dosunmu has big decision to make about NBA

    Here are the key 3 questions that I think AD should be seeking answers to: 1) Will I get drafted into the NBA? 65/35 at this point? Some draft boards have him listed...others don't. I'm sure he's getting interest, but not sure if anybody has said, "we're definitely using our 2nd round pick on...
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    2020 NBA Draft

    Does anyone find his non-entrance quite interesting? I think it says something about the state of the NBA today and the types of players they are looking for. Garza couldn't have had a better year. The stats and film and accolades all prove that he's a top tier talent...yet he has not entered...
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    Jamall Walker hired as assistant at Grand Canyon

    Best to you Coach Walker! Thanks for helping us transition from JG to BU and for a great year last year!
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    Illini Basketball Press Conference (3/31)

    I'm sure things are crazy at that level, but to not be surprised anymore when asked his reaction to AG leaving...that's hard to believe. Maybe not as surprised as we, the fans outside of the inner circle, were, but still had to come as a bit of a disappointment. I get it...coachspeak and all...
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    15th Anniversary of the Illini Elite Eight comeback vs. Arizona

    Does this team go undefeated in 2019-2020? The team was basically all guards and 4's. I believe they do, but the weakness is the 5 spot. No way Augustine/Carter/Ingram can play 1:1 with the centers from this year. But watching the defense these guys played was so impressive. Help defense...
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    This is a little tangential to the conversation, but who have we had as an Illini that plays above the rim? It always seems like we have these players who play below the rim (which I'm assuming is like 90% of players in general), but I can't remember us getting our fair share of these freak...