Exactly. It's very possible that this year's team could have been a 16 win team with next years schedule depending on what it looks like. So an additional 4 wins based improvement from existing parts and addition of new parts isn't too far fetched
Williams made 2nd team all conference. Maybe he can just play both here. In all seriousness I'm wondering if this is a courtesy offer at this point from us to MIF.
I mean, never close the book on a 7 footer but I wonder if he has some things to prove before he could sign
He "liked" various tweets talking about next year and his improvement etc... Hopefully that's a sign at least that he isn't 100% checked out.
Anything could happen, but hopefully he likes what he's been a part of and can see a positive future and will be an Illini next year
Yeah I don't buy that we don't have a chance either.
If Alan enjoys some sort of a sophomore breakout and we can make an appearance or two in the top 25 I think we'll get consideration. All we need to be able to prove is that we are one guy(younger Griffin) away from a top 10 caliber team...
Exactly. I was mostly being sarcastic. Knowing what we know now, we would definitely take it. But had that been our path the last 8 years we wouldn't be happy with it either lol
And I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that!
I'm hoping he stays but I think there will be a strong push from certain individuals or an organization close to him to go.
Hope he can make his own decision on what he feels is best for him. If you get enough guaranteed, you gotta go
Somewhat agree. But I still think the discussion can be had if we go 5 of 6 down the stretch. That would put us at 17-17 with 2 wins in the B1G tourney.
Like others have said, if this all would happen it would be a very interesting resume . A lot of losses but a lot of good wins and a 11-9...
Tyler only got a couple minutes when Trent banged his knee and Dre, AJ, and Monte were on foul trouble the last 2 minutes in the second half. He was just a bridge to halftime.
As for Tev, he's not quite as quick defensively.. maybe it was a matchup thing as the announcers said multiple times...
Man, this was Griffin's breakout game but the shots just didn't fall. Even so, I think BU is fine with all but maybe one and I think AG has the shooters mentality where it won't bother him.
Most importantly, he kept his focus and had some big defensive/rebounding plays toward the end...
I think the statement that you'd be disappointed with 3rd or 4th is getting ahead of yourself a little bit and frankly a little crazy after how many tournament-less years.
I, without a doubt expect a ton of improvement and hope that we can be there contending at the end of the year, but that...
In the SI mock that was posted on the NBA draft page, Kentucky's top three are at 13, 22, and 27. Hardly any guarantees there.
Thought that might be relevant to some of the KW talk that popped up a little while back
I think you pretty much agreeing with what I said.
If we win all our remaining games but one, and get two in the BTT, we're in at 17-17. Not realistic, but possible.
Regardless, I hope I'm in a position to be proven wrong because that means we just went on some kind of a run and we'll be...