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    Illini add Texas HS football coach Joe Price to recruiting staff

    I like what Lovie is doing. We just have to give time. He is still laying the floor on this program. Recruiting the ladt two years better than the first two. May not show in wins but we will be more competitive this year. More veterans and key transfers.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Duke is a tough place to play if your not the man from day one. They will recruit over you the following year if you don't go pro or transfer. What Ayo has done is great for Illinois, it is a blueprint for a top 30 player, especially if he is a top 10 draft pick next year.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Wonder what Leron is up to? To bad he didn't use his last year. Him and Giorgi would of been a nice combo
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Curbelo reminds me of Fred Van Fleet. Similiar builds and style of play. Will would win alot with this type of player.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Weird that a player who left for the draft would be willing to sit and then play 2 years. Especially when Tev-Giorgi-Kofi have the wing and big positions locked up.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Saw Curbelo at the Nike Hoop Summit, strikes me as a player you win a lot of games with. Grounded, goid fundamentals, unselfish. Reminds me of the Wichita St/ Toronto/Rockford player in style, size, body type.
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    Illini Football 2019

    I have to believe WRs came here to catch passes.Brandon Peters can do that the best. He knows the college speed and defense schemes better than anybody onboard or is coming. He isn't the runner that is IW but he can hand the ball off to 3-4 of our really good RBs. I think we see IW used in 3...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Expecting much bigger jumps in Tevian and Griffin. Both players especially Tevian were having to ask the question WHY. They know WHY, so I expect both to know the schemes, techniques, and routines of successful college athletes. Both players look thicker and more seasoned than last year. Looking...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Jones making incremental improvements in all phases of his game would be a big leap forward. I don't see much of an improvement in 3 pointers though. A year of weight training, skill development,experience should make him more comfortable. More PT too.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    A little bit of Shane Battier in his game and measurables. Good substitute for missing out on Liddell.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I watched Euro bball when I was on vacation. These guys can shoot extremeky good. Was surprised how little bit of space they need to drain it. I'm concerned for the teams overly reliant on 3s. Going to see a drop in percentage make and less 3s. I think Illinois will be ok as I see the team...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Matic was an example of poor planning IMHO. If we follow the Wisconsin plan for him, he is redshirted first year. Second year gets spot minutes and third year starts to get into the rotation. His 4th and 5th year he is more of a solid contributor. Not sure this would of worked for Matic, but...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Ayo being projected top 10 pick probably has the biggest sway our way. Add the style of play and connections and it starts to look good. Ayo apparantly is physically further off already. I expect him to really dominate next year against most competition.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Gents, the Memphis situation is a liitle unique and complex but yet simple. Most of the players have played directly for Penny or Miller on AAU. Penny and Miller earned over 250 million in pro and snd endorsement deals. They have college, NBA, and AAU pedigree. On top of that Memphis has the...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Trent, Giorgi and Ayo both had historically good years as freshmen. Kofi is capable as well. So in 3 classes we can have 4 recruits that had results that very few Illini players had as freshmen. Surround those 4 with Tevian, Damonte, Kipper, and Andres. AG and Samba will be much improved. Those...