Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

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Watched a few videos of Kofi, so I really don't know his game other than first impressions from highlights.

Stating the obvious, he's HUGE. Seriously, I look at him in videos and wonder if that's actually a basketball in his hands. The ease with which he can dunk is impressive. He's long too. I can't imagine a hs defender stopping him. His weight, core, and upper body are built to bulldoze, so it might take some serious skill work to find his best counters to older B10 centers. Good hands. Not sure about his potential overall speed/athleticism, but he doesn't look to be 'fast twitch' guy getting down the court or to the rim. I'm assuming fitness is a challenge for any guy that big, and he'll have the usual adjustments to make for college speed. A guy with that much natural physical presence must have special challenges not to rely only on his strengths when looking to develop his overall game.

Should give immediate help. Great get.
 
It seems the not so subtle indications have been that KW isn't out if the equation for ILL but just yesterday an article was posted in which he was "100% committed to UK"... I guess you can make the well what is he supposed to say in an interview argument...

I don't know Clark
 
It seems the not so subtle indications have been that KW isn't out if the equation for ILL but just yesterday an article was posted in which he was "100% committed to UK"... I guess you can make the well what is he supposed to say in an interview argument...

I don't know Clark
Sometimes everything appears fine on the surface but if you dig a little deeper you find out there are some issues.
 
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I haven't seen any real indication that KW isn't going to end up at UK. He said before he was even offered that UK was his dream school, and us landing one top-50 recruit isn't going to change that.

We can speculate as to why he didn't sign, but maybe he just got good advice. For a top 10 national player like him, there's zero incentive to sign early (or at all, really).
 
Sometimes everything appears fine on the surface but if you dig a little deeper you find out there are some issues.
Oh, don't get me wrong.. I am wholeheartedly pulling for that to be the case!

Just going to let it happen before I get excited. I mean, we got Kofi, that'll hold me over for a while
 
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