Illini Basketball 2018-2019

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Huge get as Higgs gives us depth at a position of need. He is definitely a 4 but still gives us 1 more guy who can play in the post. He also helps blunt our need for a 4 next year.
 
Rockford, Illinois
Welcome to the Illinois Basketball family, Anthony. We’re really excited to see you don the Orange and Blue! I-L-L ����
 
One thing that everyone probably knows, but this staff isn’t about grabbing a 6 10 back to the basket big. They want energy, high motor, passers who can grab rebounds. Leron had most of that. It’s really a shame he left. Not for him, but for us. Haha.

Like I said, admissions was busy. Still a little work to do for the 2 players now.

It’s a start, just a start. But the staff wants one more big. 5th year ideally. We will see.

Also,
 
He's listed at 6' 8" with a 7' 1" wingspan. I think he can figure out the rim protecting part. Sounds like a hard worker and definitely a champion. Good get this late in the game for the Illini.
https://www.redcuprebellion.com/2017/9/27/16373434/ole-miss-basketball-recruiting-anthony-higgs-andy-kennedy-todd-abernathy-maryland-perry-hall

This article confirms the wingspan, which bodes well for defensive potential at the least. Also sounds like he hasn't been playing high level basketball for long, which bodes well for his overall development too.

I would probably be extremely pumped if our team signed Mickey Mouse at this point, so consider me all in on this kid.
 
One thing that everyone probably knows, but this staff isn’t about grabbing a 6 10 back to the basket big. They want energy, high motor, passers who can grab rebounds. Leron had most of that. It’s really a shame he left. Not for him, but for us. Haha.

Like I said, admissions was busy. Still a little work to do for the 2 players now.

It’s a start, just a start. But the staff wants one more big. 5th year ideally. We will see.

Also,
I'm waiting with bated breath...
 
One thing that everyone probably knows, but this staff isn’t about grabbing a 6 10 back to the basket big. They want energy, high motor, passers who can grab rebounds. Leron had most of that. It’s really a shame he left. Not for him, but for us. Haha.

Like I said, admissions was busy. Still a little work to do for the 2 players now.

It’s a start, just a start. But the staff wants one more big. 5th year ideally. We will see.

Also,



And thanks for sharing Ward!
 
there's a reason I check posts every hour :) looking up. article implied his class was maybe first half of summer and could arrive sometime in July vs. it didn't say he'd arrive when semester classes start. it would help to get a few weeks in with team
 
Western Illinois
Is he eligible to play this year? If he transferred from Ole Miss, does he have to sit?
I really hope he can play this year.
 
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Not sure if you are serious.....He de-committed from Ole Miss, never played there.
I think the concern from the original post was in line with what Kipper had to do. But Kip showed up to Tulane and was set to take summer classes. Sounds like this isn't the case with Higgs.
 
I stand corrected.. It sure seemed like he was a sure thing to Lville.

Welcome aboard Higgs! :illinois:

Nice late addition by the staff.
 
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