Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2017)

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rockford, il
I was somewhat underwhelmed by IB's initial tape, but the second was pretty nice with a lot to like. I defer to the staff, and from the numbers he's putting up he seems to at least have his own game figured out. His offer list is pretty impressive too!

I have no idea what's going on with Tilmon, and maybe it's the orange glasses but DAMN we have to look pretty attractive right?! Especially with FB, IMO! Super excited for CBB!!!
 
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See I was not really a fan of Butz, pretty soft for a big guy but he was skilled just not really an above the rim type of guy.

I think Depaul is right fit for him overall.

I think you are right, he will be a nice player for DePaul. In their game against Williams team it was very clear the Butz and Williams were good players, but Brooks even as a sophomore, was on a whole different level.
 
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Phoenix, AZ
I was somewhat underwhelmed by IB's initial tape, but the second was pretty nice with a lot to like. I defer to the staff, and from the numbers he's putting up he seems to at least have his own game figured out. His offer list is pretty impressive too!

I have no idea what's going on with Tilmon, and maybe it's the orange glasses but DAMN we have to look pretty attractive right?! Especially with FB, IMO! Super excited for CBB!!!
Somebody missed where FB already committed elsewhere...
 
Southern Illinois
Glad to see no one is freaking out about not getting FB. I think most folks are feeling the same as I. We are confident in this staffs ability to fill our spots with great players.
 
I had a feeling this might be the case when our staff offered another 6'7 2017 kid a day or two ago. Surprised so many people felt FB was a lock. Time to move on, sad we aren't going to get a kid with so much athleticism. It's hard to imagine him flourishing in Bennett's offense.
 
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Phoenix, AZ
Glad to see no one is freaking out about not getting FB. I think most folks are feeling the same as I. We are confident in this staffs ability to fill our spots with great players.
You'd think some big out there might want to come play for a top coach in an up tempo offense in the Big Ten with a trio of talented PGs to get the ball to them and where there will be ample minutes available, wouldn't you?
 
Just win games.
I'd have been happy with a commitment, but it's not a huge loss. Good luck to the kid. Seems like a good kid.
 
Colorado
You'd think some big out there might want to come play for a top coach in an up tempo offense in the Big Ten with a trio of talented PGs to get the ball to them and where there will be ample minutes available, wouldn't you?
Maybe even a kid that is 2-3 hours away, where his folks could come watch games. Better yet, maybe that kid is friends with the trio of talented guards already. Maybe he even has some good relationships with one of our existing assistants....



Nah.
 
Chicago
I had a feeling this might be the case when our staff offered another 6'7 2017 kid a day or two ago. Surprised so many people felt FB was a lock. Time to move on, sad we aren't going to get a kid with so much athleticism. It's hard to imagine him flourishing in Bennett's offense.
He was pretty much.

Kind of surprising for sure, will be interesting to see how this all shakes out for 2017 involving others
 
HC Illini
This is terrible!!!! I was really looking forward to sitting by his sister at the SFC ��. We'll be just fine guys! No worries! Very successful week.
 
It seemed like he was coming here. A little shocked by this. We have at least a couple more offers out from this staff for this class so it will be interesting to see what happens from here
 
Did something last minute change? I suppose the whole recruiting is fluid thing...
Many times kids say all the right things & love their visit, but many times it doesn't end with a commit. JG was so positive, he always thought it was going to end with a commit. People around the program involved with his visit were feeling very good, but it's never a lock
 
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