Recent content by RIVERCITYCHIEF

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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    well here is why they moved the line back as mentioned in this article The committee said the line was moved to make the lane more available for drives from the perimeter, to slow the trend of making 3-pointers so prevalent and to create more offensive spacing by requiring the defense to cover...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Yeah, I'm surprised it has not been discussed more but it will be among the first things people notice and talk about when they walk into the first game and see the floor with that new line. It will have an impact. I hope it is a positive one for us and I think it will be.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The biggest change in D I basketball Is the 3pt line being moved back about 1 1/2 feet to the international distance. Before that move if you looked at shot charts you can see that teams just didnt take many 18 foot shots. They would either take a 3 or with in 12 feet or so. It will be...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I understand the point of what you are saying and it makes sense. GB had the ball all the time at 15 feet and was always guarded. I feel we are to caught up in positions and not what changes will actually happen on each end of the court. I just dont think GBs role on the offensive end of the...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    i dont think we are in the same place as we were three years ago, do you? I certainly hope not. A lot can change in three years thank God! We have an future NBA PG and other quality back ups and transfers already in fold for next season. Things have changed drastically and that is in the...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Clearly you think B10 coaches dont see a major flaw in GBs game that you do. This is not like Jaylon Tate running the 1. Also, since you asked I have a Masters in Sports Administration, have worked with in Collegiate Athletics and basically lived in gyms. Ive worked with some coaches, took a...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Without a doubt they are awesome and i hope we get them asap. I also will be interested to see where the transfers fit in. I recall us missing on recruiting transfers from smaller schools like Tulsa or ISU that this board undervalued and were studs. i hope we can find a Jordan Clarkson or...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think GB can be an effective at the 4 while not attempting a bunch of shots from 17ft. I am not sure i want anyone taking a bunch of shots from 17ft unless they are wide open. That doesnt happen much for anyone. A contested 17ft shot is a bad shot for almost all college players. You need to be...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think GB shot it fine outside of the lane. Teams always tried to guard GB from 17 feet. If he is unguarded from that distance he will make them but i dont want him taking that shot if he is contested. If he is guarded then the floor will be spaced. GB was a stud last year and when he put...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I was not referring to the 90s. What about Michigan State last season? Nick Ward who i see took 2 all last season and Xavier Tilman (29% and made a total of 8) are not 3 point shooters and should be starting for the pre-season B10 favorites. The 4 doesnt need to be able hit a high percentage...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    i I feel that there there have been a lot of teams that had a strong big 7 foot player and a player at the 4 that played with his back to the basket. Those two big guys can clear a lot of paths to the basket and play together fine. Sure it will be a work in progress. However GB has, can, and...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I agree. GB is way to good to not do this as much as he can. I am not sure there is a shot i prefer from anyone on our team than GB matched up on the block one on one. Kofi will be a tough to stop when he gets his mitts on the ball at the rim too.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Offensively i do not see GBs role changing much whether he is labeled as a 4 or a 5. He will play more of a power forward role with Kofi on the floor. They are not going to stop using GB as they did playing with his back to the basket whether he is playing at the 4 or the 5 he will continue to...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I am so ready for for some positive results from one of our major sports teams. I have seen these players get better over last season and we have made some key additions to go with a strong core of proven players. There are actually factual reasons to expect a more experienced team to have...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    This makes me kind if chuckle. We used to sit in Huff's balcony and watch Lou finish up practice all the time waiting for open gym at Huff from 4 -6. It was pretty cool to see that intense side of Lou back in the day.