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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    No. There has been nothing official came out about Higgs. And Higgs recently Tweeted that he missed the season due to a food injury.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Good point. Not sure why he’d wait. But he lost his starting spot last season to Demonte. He’s undersized to play the 4 and Georgi is likely to be locked in at that spot. So at the 3 spot he’ll be competing for time with Demonte and an improved Allan Griffin, and Tevian Jones. Kipper just...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    True. And I gotta agree with you 100%. That being said, right now we appear to have everybody returning—minus seniors and Higgs for medical reasons. We have the potential to add one of the better recruits we’ve had in years to fill our greatest need. The arrow is pointing way up for us...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Giorgi has a great work ethic and I suspect our #1 priority for him this offseason will be for him to develop a 15 foot jump shot. Last year we needed him to be the low-post offensive presence. With Kofi/Samba/January, that will no longer be a desperate need.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Either way, we’re not going to have a huge hole at the 4. As of right now, our 5’s will be January, Kane, and Cockburn. That is awesome—especially since we’ve been so depleted at the position. At the 4 you are looking at Georgi with backups of Tevian Jones and Allan Griffin. They will be...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    I’m not 100% certain, but I believe he is set to graduate. That would allow him to transfer.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    1. Ayo—his staying is 50/50. He is projected to be a mid (at best) to late (at worst) first round pick. Does he stay one more year to be a lottery pick? I hope like hell he stays but if not, I’ll be thrilled to see an Illini go in the 1st round. That hasn’t happened since . . . 2...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    I agree completely. What we really need is for one of these guys to develop into a Malcolm Hill type player, one who can be a point forward. Hill was rated in the 60-70 range and didn’t play much until the 2nd half of his freshman year. Then he played the 4 spot. Tevian Jones has the skills...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    I think Kaden Archie is coming. I have no proof of this other than I think Saturday’s initial report was correct. That being said, how does he really fit? He seems to be similar to Mark Smith in that he doesn’t have the speed, shooting, or ball skills to play the 3 at a high level. Yet he...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Kaden Archie. Top 100 recruit who wants to transfer out of TCU. With Addison, I’m guessing he meant to say Antwan? As in Antwan January.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Northwestern, Sunday, January 6th, 12:00pm CT, BTN

    I don’t want that as a starting line-up but I’d LOVE to see those 5 together at some point. Giorgi is ideal at the 4 spot. Kipper is more fit for the 3. We are 14 games in and I don’t think either has seen a second at their most natural positions.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    Ayo is not just a 6’ 4” point guard, but he’s a long 6’ 4”. He can easily play the 3. With Ramey and Trent Frazier pressing and fast breaking, how do teams deal with that???
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    In terms of roster spots, I would be shocked if we were really keeping Matic Vesel for next year. He’s listed as 6’ 10” 215, but in person he looks more like 6’ 8” 190. Underwood covets guys who are fast, long, and can shoot. Vesel is not fast, not long, and he didn’t attempt a 3 pointer...