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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2020)

    I heard that rumble again late last night, way off in the distance. Again tonight, growing stronger, coming closer. It sets in your bones, shakes from inside . Its a presence, unrelenting to those tuned to hear: Illini recruiting momentum.
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    2020 NBA Draft

    I will just say this now, both are coming back unless they wish to fail as professional athletes. I mean please.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    Ayo should also come back. So as to avoid the fallout from this forum, I will not comment further other than to say he is not an NBA player yet.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    Kofi should absolutely come back. His game right now is circa 1985. He would be unable to defend effectively at the perimeter in the NBA. As well, everyone in the league can shoot and he would have to have some kind of an outside shot to succeed, if not a three point shot. (See Meyers...
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    Transfers Thread

    Not much happening here for awhile.
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    Kofi is not going anywhere.
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    The better play would be to eat clock first, then score. Its not so much about "not losing" as it is really getting the clock on your side.
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    We lose this game without Dre Feliz' play. I am wondering who on next year's team can fill his role, the hard nosed glue guy.
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    An unusually bad decision by Trent on the early three. Really have to understand the game situation there.
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    Glad to see Damonte score early. We needed it then and we don't win this game without his complete performance tonight.
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    Iowa is a team of thuggish complainers from the coach on down. Also an ugly team.
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    So happy for Kipper to have his best game of the year tonight. Way to get up for senior day, thanks Kip.
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    Illini Basketball Staff Extensions Announced

    Whitman is doubling down on the coach hire success he has with BU as the Lovey hire is a bit more iffy at this point. It is well timed as he has beat all the possible end-of-year offers that will be swirling about.
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    Illini Basketball Staff Extensions Announced

    Fletch was way undervalued then. BU has said "we have the best strength and conditioning coach in the country". I am expecting (hoping) that Fletch gets a big bump. We have some of the best conditioned athletes in the conference and the strength gains per photos are impressive.