Thank God your grading scale isn’t used anywhere I attended school. My B’s and C’s would have flunked me right out of school.Ayo - A+
Trent - A+
AJ - A+
Feliz - B (turnovers unforced)
Jones - B (came on late, athleticism is on display)
Giorgi - B (rebounding was huge, have fun, dont show up a ref)
DaMonte - B (drives well, need more of them-rebounding good)
Kipper - C (Pedestrian, really we will need more from him)
8 players making major contributions and strides to right the Illini ship...overall C grade against an vastly inferior team. Now if we do this against Georgetown, then it will be time to maybe sit up and take more notice...Great Win, Expected Outcome, Awesome to see new look ILLINI!
So it's official now. Ayo's Nick name is Silk.After considering the competition it still was a great start to the season...
So many dribble drive layups
great 3pt shooting
Feliz is the real deal
Ayo smooth as " silk "
Trent with many assists and no TO's
GB was very entertaining and rebounded and hit a 3
Damonte showing his athleticism
AJ showing SR leadership and draining from behind the arc
Kipper with a solid game
the 3/4 press was good
defense had many steals
etc etc...again , hard to judge against an inferior opponent but we did what we needed to do
BTN+ was fun to watch with all the cheerleaders dancing at timeouts and the fans getting into it
1-0 and now we have the Hoyas coming in next Tuesday....i really think we are going to be a surprise team and be a lot better than predicted....but we do need more games before getting drunk on the kool-aid....I'm gonna have a big sip of it and keep the pitcher cold for future games..
That's what Deon called him during the game and in the postgame radio interview....Ayo very mature and heaped praise on teammates and coaches..So it's official now. Ayo's Nick name is Silk.
So besides a subjective Grade, you agreed with me in the end...?Thank God your grading scale isn’t used anywhere I attended school. My B’s and C’s would have flunked me right out of school.
Evansville wasn’t good, but we dominated the last 30 minutes of the game. I give them a strong “B+” because I do think Evansville was that bad. We are so much more athletic this year and our guards will challenge every team we play (minus Duke if we are unfortunate enough to play them).The Hoyas game will be a much better indication of our team early on.
Yep I listened to it on the radio. I love Deon! That was the reason for my response.That's what Deon called him during the game and in the postgame radio interview....Ayo very mature and heaped praise on teammates and coaches..
BTW, I was going to include team chemistry in my earlier post but will do it here....The chemistry is night and day better this year as all of the players were standing cheering on the players on the court throughout the game...the ILLINI also showed no selfishness during the game and worked for the best shot...
I think we are vastly underrated and will show it with each coming game....we have many weapons and a defense that will get a plethora of fast break baskets...