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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    To be fair, I think the exaggerated optimism stemmed mostly from that staff's overconfidence and oversharing.
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    Transfers Thread

    He was pissed, but not due to poaching - Michigan was out of scholarships and couldn't bring Albrecht back for his 5th year after he got injured. However, Beilein placed restrictions on his transfer that prevented him from going to a Big Ten school and the media ripped him for it before...
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    2020 NBA Draft

    Fascinating article about how much of a challenge the international route is going to be for anyone that doesn't stick in the NBA next year. The Ripple Effects of the Basketball Shutdown Reach Americans Abroad
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    Transfers Thread

    I am not sure about that, as neither Charles Briscoe or Briscoe Sports Group appear in the NCAA's published list of their certified agents: https://web3.ncaa.org/AgentCertification/#/AgentDirectory
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    Ayo Dosunmu declares for NBA Draft

    Even pre-lockdown, many entrants like Ayo were going to have the widest possible range of outcomes I've seen in a draft. Now it's completely upside down.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    Hope the rumor has legs. That kid's fire and competitiveness would seem to mesh well with BU.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    It's not a direct quote - but see Tribune article: https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-illinois-basketball-kofi-cockburn-nba-draft-20200407-gk7fsqoxd5astjnh7qug5kwaey-story.html
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    Ayo Dosunmu has big decision to make about NBA

    Ayo and NBA teams are going to have to navigate their respective decisions without much to go on. "The NBA informed teams on Monday that organizations are prohibited from conducting in-person workouts or interviews with draft-eligible players until further notice, according to a memo obtained...
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    Jamall Walker hired as assistant at Grand Canyon

    Every poster with ties to the program that I've read on Loyalty has the same take: Whitman drove this decision against BU's wishes. It has been alluded to that it arises out of Whitman's discomfort w/ some of Walker's grey area recruiting tactics. It's doubtful you'll ever get specifics in this...
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    Ayo Dosunmu has big decision to make about NBA

    Sam Vecenie @ the Athletic has consistently had Ayo in the late 30's in his mock drafts since the beginning of the year.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2020)

    Can anybody provide info on Jones? Outside his Dominican background, I don't know much.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2020)

    Furst just committed to Purdue in the last hour.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    I am hoping for Chester Frazier-type senior season out of Damonte.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2020)

    Spawn - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120177/