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    Ayo Dosunmu declares for NBA Draft

    As Ptown mentioned...Kofi needs to work on three major things: Inside footwork & mid range jumper are two of them. The third is weird because he's a big, strong individual. However...if you tape the games...go back and look at how many passes were thrown into him in the paint and somehow...
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    Transfers Thread

    I watched Kofi in highschool games against elite competition. Did you get a chance to watch any of his games? I was impressed with his size but he did not use it well. He played in spurts and gassed easy. He wasn't even a focal point of Oak hills offense believe it or not. Fast forward to his...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    I haven't seen anyone mention this yet but how many times do we HATE when there is a prospect that we don't heavily recruit from the state of IL and then he goes to a rival team (seemingly always Mizz) and blows up every time that we play that team? Let's hope Goode brings that to the table...
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    Ayo Dosunmu has big decision to make about NBA

    Two months ago I would have said that there is no way that Ayo comes back. Now....I think it's 65/35 that he does come back. I just hope that doesn't push Miller away. Hopefully he looks at the 2005 Illinois run and realizes how far we can go with 3 quality bad !!! guards.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Ohio State

    I think Liddell will play this game of his life because....well...we're Illinois. I hope I'm wrong. My guess is OSU 71 IL 65. My hope is that we don't have a single possession that Kofi doesn't touch the ball. It puts incredible stress on their defense and it sounds like they can only go...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Northwestern, Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    There is no doubt...THIS Illini teams wins games based on heart, rebounding and defense. I hope everyone understands THIS is Underwood. He finally has a team that works in his system and at least he put aside his ego and changed the defensive strategy. That change plus Kofi = this year's #'s...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Northwestern, Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    A few comments on the messages that I've seen on here over the past week or so: 1. Prior to the last five games I said that in the next four games (I assumed NB would be a win so the comment was for the four games prior to that one) that if we won two out of four we would have been in good...
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    2020 NBA Draft

    Kofi is absolutely a specimen with God-given talent and he appears to be someone who wants to make the most of those talents. As I read through a lot of these posts the vast majority of us agree on Kofi's potential NBA career and draft status. The discussion seems to be more about whether he...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2020)

    I 100% agree with this statement as far as comparing only the guards. I also think Feliz is very underrated. Having said that assuming Kofi stays it's a different dynamic next year. If Kofi learns to receive the pass and then kick it back out to the guards if we have people like AM that can...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    That's why I said in a previous post that we have to go 2-4 in the game prior to MD. If we do/did we could still win the B10. I sensed nobody else felt that these four games meant as much as I do/did. The team that wins the B10 will have at least five losses. I'll be shocked if that's not...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    Illinois' practices prior to this game should consist of three things: 1. How we are going to beat a zone defense? Don't think Izzo hasn't seen tape. 2. Free throw shooting. 3. Defending against two great players and then three other players. I haven't coached at the college level but I...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Friday, February 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    IL 67 MD 61 The last two games I've guessed the correct point differential (just not the correct score) :) Whichever team shoots decent from three will win and at home...that WILL be us (should have won the last time that we played them). Kofi MUST stay out of foul trouble or they will...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Friday, February 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    IL 65-58. The last time that I predicated a score I didn't get it correct but I DID get the differential correct (which was 8 in that game). This will be a physical game. For the most part this year I think the B10 refs have allowed games to be physical and not call ticky tack fouls. Iowa was...
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    2020 NBA Draft

    IA has a bunch of those players that are very good...but not NBA ready. So.....they stay four years. I'd like to bit ch but that's also what we have in Trent Frazier and have had in others in the past. Doesn't make it less irritating :) How much better does anyone think Garza is going to...
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    Illinois #20 in AP Poll

    I think IL has to go at least 2-4 in the next four games and their best chance of doing that (IMO) is by winning the next two. They need more quad 1 wins and MD & MSU will do that. If they can go 2-4 they are fine if they take care of business after the next four which they should. They...