Recent content by Monte Carlo

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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    I think Tev will have a huge improvement this season. He showed potential and just getting his feet wet and getting confidence will take his game up a notch. I like what he has to offer and think he will be a very key component this coming season.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    But he very well could fail as a coach.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    We did not have the worst season in school history.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa, Thursday, March 14th, 8:30pm CT, BTN

    I think the coach has called off the dogs. I don't see the full-court pressure continuously or the pressure out top like we have seen in the past. Maybe it only seems that way, but that is what it looks like to me.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa, Thursday, March 14th, 8:30pm CT, BTN

    We also need to not let Garza continue to build his career on games against us. Seems like he has owned us the last couple of games.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    And Randle was from Quad City area, I believe - Rock Island - not really near Bloomington either, as was Happ, as well. Bloomington has put out most recently Chris Payton headed to SIU and then the really good player that has since graduated from OSU.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    The rebounding thing may be a bit skewed as Illinois generally shoots more shots than it opponents and at a lesser percentage, so there are more defensive rebounds for the opposition to get. That certainly plays a part in it, but, ultimately, you need great rebounding inside and we don't have...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    I think most knew what he meant, it just was not a very good saying.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 30th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Actually, I think you can. Minnesota has a guard issue from the ball handling standpoint, and I think Illinois can pressure them into turnovers. I like this matchup for that reason.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Or maybe uncontested threes. When you watched Iowa decimate us, nearly every one of their threes were wide open with feet set. Nearly every one of ours are challenged. I see a team that doesn't share the ball like they should. There were two fast breaks in the Iowa game - one in each half -...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    I think there's only one junior, correct? Kipper. And, I am betting he sees the writing on the wall and leaves after this year. So, problem erased.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    After the way he has played the last couple of games, I think people should temper expectations for him being a NBA first-rounder next year. He still has some issues finishing against size in the paint, way too inconsistent of a three-point shooter and I think he still is too much of a shoot...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Veronica! I think it has always been down to just her and Betty!
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    Illini Bars

    So did Kenny Battle since he was in DeKalb and not Macomb.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    I don't believe we have seen enough of Tevian Jones to term him a tweener. What little I have seen of him makes me think he could definitely be a three. Griffin has rebounded very well for the most part, but again, both are mid-level rated guys who are freshman and they don't get a lot of...