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  1. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Always nice to see the Whoosiers below the Illini. Jon Rothstein ✔@JonRothstein Big Ten Offseason Power Rankings: 1. Michigan State 2. Maryland 3. Purdue 4. Ohio State 5. Penn State 6. Wisconsin 7. Illinois 8. Iowa 9. Michigan 10. Indiana 11. Rutgers 12. Nebraska 13. Minnesota 14...
  2. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    The Blue Devils already have a pair of five star commitments from the class of 2020 with top five overall prospect Jalen Johnson joining one of the nation's three best floor generals, five star prospect Jeremy Roach. Duke is the only program in the country with a five star commitment at this...
  3. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Agreed. This is the more likely explanation. If I did not get much playing time my freshman year. And it looked like I would not get significant playing time my sophmore year, I would likely be gone too.
  4. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Any one read anything about Kalkbrenner's career aim in addition to basketball?
  5. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Name these Illini
  6. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Available online. Never tried it...
  7. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Regarded by most folks as a sleeper in the Big Ten who will be expected to finish from fifth to eighth in the league standings, the Illini look like they’re on the way up, Agree or Disagree? https://illinois.rivals.com/news/hope-for-whitman-lies-in-breakout-hoops-season
  8. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    I would not read much into that. Could be a good concert he wanted to see and go surfing. :) Does not look like academics will be an issue for Kalkbrenner. :)
  9. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    A good omen. On Tuesday, Whitman announced progress has been made in fundraising for that project. "We've made some significant progress on the fundraising path for the expansion and renovation of Ubben," Whitman said. "We expect that to continue to move forward in relatively short order." The...
  10. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    I do not disagree. If we happen to land Miller and Love out of Chicago next year we would all be happy campers. But do you think in the last decade, recruiting has become much more national and now international, rather than regional?
  11. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/10/18660082/illinois-basketball-ayo-dosunmu-fighting-illini-brad-underwood "This next group Illinois brings in, quite frankly, needs to be the best of the four recruiting classes this staff will have brought in so far. No pressure there. But there are 10...
  12. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    21. Illinois: Get on this bandwagon now. The Illini have figured out how to play for Brad Underwood. And the team returned without taking a hit from the draft. Ayo Dosunmu can be first team all-Big Ten. Trent Frazier is a big-shot maker. And few bring as much passion to playing as Giorgi...
  13. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Bosmans-Verdonk averaged 3.8 points, on 45% (18-40) shooting from the field and 21.7% (5-23) from beyond the arc, along with 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 shots in 13.8 minutes over 17 appearances for KON BC Gistel Oostende last season. It is unlikely that Bosmans-Verdonk will have much of role this...
  14. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Verdonk's hometown Lommel, Belgium.
  15. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I am not convinced there will necessarily be a significant decrease in 3 point percentage, but if there is is, does rebounding become more important?
  16. ChocolateThunder

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Anyone happen to take a vacation in Italy during the 2011 Illini trip?
  17. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    You make 7 outs every 10 times at bat and your a millionaire, you make 8 outs every 10 times at bat and your an Mendoza. Fine line. :)
  18. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    I think he has a year of eligibility left, check the portal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendoza_Line
  19. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    I sincerely hope lightening does strike twice.
  20. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Whew! Glad Kouma looks to be locked down. I thought Dayton, Hofstra or Valparaiso, were going to swoop in at tje last minute and get him.
  21. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Not a sure thing. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22763512/penny-hardaway-former-nba-all-stars-struggling-college-head-coaches The mostly bad history of NBA All-Stars as college coaches
  22. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Howard has no college coaching experience or no head-coaching experience. That will likely be precedent setting if he is successful.
  23. ChocolateThunder

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    16 minutes 8 points 1 rebound ?????