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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Based on how much Giorgi progressed physically from his arrival on campus to the start of the season, I'm optimistic Underwood/Fletch can get Kofi into proper shape by the time the season rolls around. I also think he'll actually be decent in the role you described based off the (albeit...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    I've said it before, Kipper just doesn't seem to really want it, or in other words, doesn't have the killer instinct. Maybe he can develop that and maybe Underwood can finally coax it out of him. But with several years of evidence, I'm going to wait to see it happen. Also, this board is kind...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    I was at OHOP this morning and the whole basketball staff was leaving as we were waiting for a spot. Based on his pictures it looked to be Coleman Hawkins. Definitely a big, guy was at least 6'9" or 6'10". Dudek was there as well with Andrew Hayes-Stoker and a recruit (I presume) -- not sure...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    I kinda thought he got worked to be honest. He's a man-child physically but still needs to learn how to harness his size and add some agility. Mostly was bummed that he didn't have the fire to dominate whenever he was in, which was a clear contrast to Stewart. Hopefully Underwood can help...
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    2019 NBA Draft

    Agreed. He's a first round pick, likely next year. I really hope he doesn't make the jump this year. But all it takes is one team saying they'll take him or give him a long look and he could decide that's enough.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    GEE SUS Kofi is a monster of a teenager.
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    Illinois 95, Minnesota 68 POSTGAME

    This is true, and definitely the logic we all hope he uses as he weighs his options. It's pretty rare to pass up a first round draft spot, though. I hope he does, but given his recent momentum, I fully expect him to be gone after this season.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Hard name to not keep an eye on.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    I never really internalized that there was a single person screaming at NU games. My brain just kind of filtered it as background game noise. Now that I know what's going on and can't unhear it...I'm literally cursing at the TV right now.
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    #FreeTevian

    Of course it's not legal for him specifically. I never said that. But neither is alcohol, and using that substance will net you a much lighter punishment (if any at all) than say, cocaine or heroin. They're different. You honestly think being caught with a six-pack at age 19 is just as bad...
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    #FreeTevian

    Alright Richard Nixon, first off, the person reflexively defending the suspension based on "facts" that are entirely unsubstantiated at this point is, in fact, off their rocker. Also, if the suspension is indeed due to cannabis then, like MadSeason said, it's time to get with the times. The...
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    I find a lot of groupthink happens with mock draft boards, but not the kind necessarily influenced by the people doing the decision-making (i.e. scouts and execs). I tend to like those people/boards that approach the process more iteratively, and continually update based on what they're seeing...
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Cam Reddish is shooting 39% from the field and 36% from three, yet will likely be a top 5 pick in June. Efficiency stats tend to matter a little less at this stage than the eye test, and inconsistency is the nature of most freshmen. He may not be a first round draft pick but he's clearly got...
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    May have already been posted, but I noticed that Ayo is listed at #24 for ESPN's (Givony and Schmitz) 2019 draft board. I was skeptical Ayo would be one and done just because of how bad our team is, but perhaps it won't matter. THT is listed at #25 too, which I thought was interesting. Now for...