I love this kid Goode. He's the kind of player who has elevated Wisconsin and Iowa. I'm eager to see how Underwood uses him. He's versatile, has good handles, and unquestionably can shoot the rock. Articulate, also. The perfect addition to our program, in my estimation. He's clearly assessed all variables and very much wants to be an Illini.
What are your guys dream/realistic classes?
Dream: Hardy, Cisse, Goode, Bediako
Realistic: Etienne, Weston, Goode, Okoro (TR)
The dream puts us in final four contention immediately, while the realistic puts us as a year in year out tourney program. Personally, I would love to land the 3-4 year guys that we can watch grow and develop to lead us further into the tournament rather than the one and dones. Yet, I won’t complain if any of the 5 stars lists we’re on commit to the Beloved!
Maybe I've been around too long but I'll celebrate on signing day when it comes to a recruit from Indiana that grew up with Hoosier connections. The 2007 recruiting season is still a micro-aggression for me.
His enthusiasm about Underwood, the school, the location, and ability of his friends & family to attend, are all palpable.
He shows some nice all around skills in the highlights. His size has given him some ability to play more like a forward, but you can see the guard tools. Kind of combo 2/3 that will open up spacing as opponents have to respect his outside shot. I'm a huge fan of shooting guards with the size and confidence to take deep shots, and he brings so much more.