Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

#76
If you can imagine a 250lb bumblebee on a couch, yep, that's me right about now.

As our man Rick Flair would say .....WOOOOOO!

I was so friggin excited, I even went to TigerBoard to see if anything was on there, and they didn't disappoint. LOL! There was already a post and someone commented that they wish they had BU. Boy is it sure fun to be an Ilini Fan today!

WOOOOO.........WOOOOOO.......WOOOOOOOOO!
link to that post please
 
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#81
Evansville, IN
Incredible. Wow. To paint another picture, #11 is immediately the front runner to be THE legacy jersey at Illinois.

Gotta love the risk Ayo's taking here. This kid is never gonna settle for being a statistic.
 
#86
Huntsville, AL
Kofi announcing tomorrow, expect him back

How about a call in from Kofi on WDWS Saturday Morning Sports Talk with Steve Kelly and Loren Tate. Ideal would be during an interview with Coach Underwood??
 
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#87
C'mon Kofi.

Starters
Ayo Trent Damonte Giorgi and Kofi

I'm thinking I like these groupings though in sub patterns

Ayo Miller Kofi
Curbelo Trent Giorgi

Gives teams two different looks and hard to prepare for.
 
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#94
This requires a bit of prognostication, but here are (soon to be) my six favorite Illini Teams & Starting Line-Ups all time.

1. 2021 (28-1 - National Champs) Dosumu, Cockburn, Miller, Curbelo, Bezhanishvili and coached by BRAD UNDERWOOD
2. 2005 (37-2 - NCAA runner-up) Augustine, Brown, Head, Williams, Powell and coached by BRUCE WEBER
3. 1989 (31-5 - Final 4) Gill, Bardo, Battle, Anderson, Hamilton and coached by LOU HENSON
4. 1984 (26-5 - Elite 8) Winters, Montgomery, Altenberger, Douglas, Richardson and coached by LOU HENSON
5. 2001 (27-8 - Elite 8) Williams, Cook, Griffin, McClain, Bradford and coached by BILL SELF
6. 1969 (19-5 - 2nd Big 10) Scholz, Jackson, Price, Harrison, Crews and coached by HARV SCHMIDT
 
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#95
Wow! Did not expect this after getting an invite. That’s great news for the program, but would’ve loved to see Ayo drafted.

Underwood has done a great job putting this team together. Each year he’s addressed the team’s biggest issues during the offseason, and now has so much talent returning.

Needs to start the season strong this year and find roles for everyone early on which is tough to do in close games like last season.

Still need to add/improve shooting from last year especially with the loss of Griffin. If there are 2-3 guys capable of sniffing 40% from three this is a legit NC roster.

Speaking of Griffin... I wonder if he regrets transferring now?
 
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#96
This requires a bit of prognostication, but here are (soon to be) my six favorite Illini Teams & Starting Line-Ups all time.

1. 2021 (28-1 - National Champs) Dosumu, Cockburn, Miller, Curbelo, Bezhanishvili and coached by BRAD UNDERWOOD
This season has got to be the hardest starting lineup that I can recall predicting. Personally, I think Trent is a guaranteed starter with Ayo and Kofi.