Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April-June 2016)

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Orange & Blue Blood in my Veins
When was the last time Illinois had a 5-star recruit come to Illinois?
I would say Dee and before that was Deon Thomas and then probably Marcus Liberty. I don't think they had stars back when Thomas and Liberty were in H.S. In all the recruiting services they were both top ten and Liberty was number one by several of them.
 
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That 2010 class ended up with three 4 stars on Rivals: Richmond, Leonard, and Head. Richmond had been a five star at one point, but he dropped down.
 
#20
CU Expat
Chicago
I love always love the star discussion. Like players are branded with their star rating as they leave the prospect factory.
 
#23
New York, New York
I love always love the star discussion. Like players are branded with their star rating as they leave the prospect factory.
Ha, they kind of are. I think Loren Tate says it best actually. The star ranking is a pretty good indicator of what type of prospect you're getting, but it's not fool proof, and once they step foot on campus you see exactly what type of kid you got and the stars no longer matter.
 
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