Illini Basketball 2019-2020

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I’m actually an insider in Belgium and was sworn to secrecy on this one. Big get for the staff. They love his accent.


I kid I kid. Hope he’s a huge success here.
 
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Neat pickup. Shows off some skills, but that highlight video was against some of the weakest competition i’ve seen in a highlight reel.
I would imagine him needing a year or two in the system to be useful probably.
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A little bit of Shane Battier in his game and measurables. Good substitute for missing out on Liddell.
I know, just because someone mentions a comparison it doesn't mean they're saying the players are equals. But you're going right to Shane Battier? And to say he's a good substitute for Liddell IS implying he might be equal to Liddell. If so, I think we were watching different videos. He looks skilled, but the teams he's playing against looked like they were on a Wheaties video shoot -- posing as basketball players but not actually PLAYING. I don't think I saw anyone that looked much taller than Bossman-Verdunk, either. The kid looks like he has some skill and agility, but I'm guessing he's a long way from Liddell, let alone Shane freakin' Battier.
 
I know, just because someone mentions a comparison it doesn't mean they're saying the players are equals. But you're going right to Shane Battier? And to say he's a good substitute for Liddell IS implying he might be equal to Liddell. If so, I think we were watching different videos. He looks skilled, but the teams he's playing against looked like they were on a Wheaties video shoot -- posing as basketball players but not actually PLAYING. I don't think I saw anyone that looked much taller than Bossman-Verdunk, either. The kid looks like he has some skill and agility, but I'm guessing he's a long way from Liddell, let alone Shane freakin' Battier.
Talking about in terms of their games. Not talent he still very raw. But he got some shane battier like I his game. I see a more taller Danzel valentine
 
No in-person contact with the coaching staff? Seems like a desperation move by both parties.

I’m assuming his tape was sent to more than just Illinois, or is the staff just scouring youtube?

I hope he pans out, its just odd that we’d sign him sight unseen. If he’s blown up enough to deserve that confidence from the staff then I imagine he’d feel empowered enough to demand a visit prior to signing.

We have the room so go for it, but I just have low expectations for this one.
 
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