Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2017)

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For AAU junkies, both Adidas Gauntlet and Nike EYBL are live streaming what looks like 1 game per time slot per session (3 tonight, 6 tomorrow, 3 Sunday)
the Adidas game right now has teams with Romeo Langford and Zion Williamson here:
http://adidasuprising.com/livestream/

The Nike EYBL game right now is this one:
Corey Evans‏ @coreyevans_10 46m46 minutes ago
Beginning the evening with E1T1/NTF. Avery Johnson, Bruce Pearl, Jim Larranaga​, Brian Gregory & Leonard Hamilton on hand
here: http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/17609658?referrer=3215953&subseason=380949

Now if you're both a junkie and a fool (like me) you can sign up for 20 bucks a month to flohoops.com and you can choose any one of the 7 EYBL games at each time slot. I signed up because I suspect only the games on court 1 are free and both MIF and Meanstreets are not going to be on court 1. That's here: http://live.flohoops.com/#/event/2556-nike-boys-eybl-17u-session-1
 
My goodness, that gif is hilarious. I had to wait a couple minutes to even be able to type this. :D
Looked like the horse was sliding into third base and trying not to break the third baseman's leg in the process. :)

Back to Smith, it would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall to hear how the discussion among BU, the staff, and the Smith's really went on the last visit. Would the dialogue have been different if Mark's father was in the room?
 

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THT 17, Ayo 17, Jacobs 12 -- rest of the Fire, zilch. Same as last year. 2 man team with bigs that aren't very skilled. http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/17609864
[FONT=&quot]Jerry Meyer‏ @jerrymeyer247 1m1 minute ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Kevin Ollie working hard to be seen by Ayo Dosunma. #EYBL http://247sports.com/Player/Ayo-Dosunmu-92555 …[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]NextUpRecruits‏ @NextUpRecruits 48m48 minutes ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]2018 Simeon (IL) G Talon Horton-Tucker has been great for Mac Irvin Fire. Strong guard who can shoot and finishes in the paint.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Mike Mann Jr‏ @mmj_alwayslive 56m56 minutes ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]@TheMacIrvinFire Talen Horton Tucker has been really on fire this first half. Very impressive finishes around the rim and he has deep range[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=&quot]Endless Motor Sports‏ @endless_motor 1h1 hour ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]18 Forward Tim Finke looks good as catch & shoot wing with plus athleticism. Knocked down couple of triples, attached the glass & finished[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Endless Motor Sports‏ @endless_motor [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Coaches from Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri here to take in The Family vs Meanstreets[/FONT]

Finke leads Meanstreets with 20 in victory over Family Detroit. http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/17620760
 
If you really actually believe that BU and staff are "mad" at Tilmon and not interested in him after decomitting and looking at his options, you are laughably incorrect and completely nuts.
Actually they're right and you're wrong. The ship has sailed, tilmon will not be in champaign next year. The staff and tilmon have both moved on. Probably Kansas bound
 

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Derek Piper‏ @DPiperScout 2h2 hours ago
Told #Illini asst Jamall Walker is currently watching Brad Beal Elite with their big-time 2019 bigs Francis Okoro & James Wiseman.

Wiseman with 14/14, Okoro with 8/8 in BBE victory. http://www.d1circuit.com/game/show/17609666

[FONT=&quot]Jerry Meyer‏ @jerrymeyer247 1h1 hour ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]John Calipari, Kevin Keatts, Jamie Dixon and Greg McDermott among those watching Team Final v Mac Irvin
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Hard to say if Cal was there for Ayo or Cam Reddish of Team Final. Guy is 6-8, CBs are 100% Duke and the Fire had nobody who could stop him. Probably both. or Ayo, Reddish and King:
[FONT=&quot]Mike Mann Jr‏ @mmj_alwayslive 2h2 hours ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]@camreddish @TeamFinalHoops Cam Reddish and Louis King may be one of the best dynamic duos in this whole EYBL circuit this year #EYBL[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Mike Mann Jr‏ @mmj_alwayslive 2h2 hours ago [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]@camreddish Cam Reddish is definitely a future lottery pick at least no doubt!!#EYBL[/FONT]

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He is a natural 3 who plays inside but can step outside and shoot the three. According to my reading, he has some ups and has won some dunk contests. BU is looking for people for his system, not looking for a person to build a system for.
 
from the info on here it looks like he graduated from Ossining in 2016 and went to Mt. Zion Prep. Only watched the first basketball video but he looks like he can shoot from distance and go to the basket.
http://www.hudl.com/profile/5477049/obadiah-toppin
I only watched the first video as well, and obviously a limited sample size-but I'm pretty impressed. Definitely seems like a type who would fit BU's system well.
 
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Ryan Evan‏ @ESPN1050_Ryan
#illini AC @CoachOantigua watching 2018 PF @Almighty_Doubl3 (Darius Days) Top 115 playing for @Florida_Vipers in NYC UA grassroots this wknd

Ryan Evan‏ @ESPN1050_Ryan
#illini assistant Chin Coleman Down in Dallas watching the Adidas Prospect series. Antigua NYC, BU & Walker in Virginia
 
So did Purdue last fall, however, this offer makes me think the coaching staff might be concerned about other recruits.
 
So did Purdue last fall, however, this offer makes me think the coaching staff might be concerned about other recruits.
I agree. In terms of his ranking (which is all I really have to go by) he's not quite on the level of "new names" of recruits I was expecting. I really liked all the guys on our team this past year, bur it was obvious the overall talent level was lacking in order to seriously compete in the B1G.

However, BU did say he was going to recruit to his system and team mentality; not always the highest ranked guys. Since he hasn't lost a game yet and the concensus seems to be that he was a very good hire for Illinois, I'll trust him and his staff until they give me reason not to.

If we can get Mark Smith, I think Underwood may be able to turn this thing around fairly quickly.

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