Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2020)

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Yesterday he said that he prefers Wendys anyways. I was hoping he turned this snub into fire to beat Simeon last night, but they lost at home by 2.
Is there any articles or highlights from this game? Not really finding any coverage which is weird for such a big game.
 
Simeon won 88-86
Any stats or stories from the game? Tribune/Sun times have nothing I can easily find despite having write ups for alot of other games that aren't close to that caliber of match up.
 
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Wow, I love that Curbelo write up: "Headed to play for Brad Underwood at Illinois in the fall, Andre Curbelo is as complete of a lead guard that the college game will see out of a freshman. He is a winner to the core. Curbelo has improved his perimeter jumper and is already a tenacious on-the-ball defender who is best at speeding the game up on both ends.

Curbelo’s name might not carry the same cache as some of his peers, but you can bet that his immediate impact in college will be nothing short of superb. Curbelo is a tenacious competitor who simply wills his team to win. That might not have equated to a McDonald’s All-American Game invite, but his best days are ahead of him - and well after that single night in March."

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/evans-seven-mcdonald-s-all-american-game-snubs
 
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Wow, I love that Curbelo write up: "Headed to play for Brad Underwood at Illinois in the fall, Andre Curbelo is as complete of a lead guard that the college game will see out of a freshman. He is a winner to the core. Curbelo has improved his perimeter jumper and is already a tenacious on-the-ball defender who is best at speeding the game up on both ends.

Curbelo’s name might not carry the same cache as some of his peers, but you can bet that his immediate impact in college will be nothing short of superb. Curbelo is a tenacious competitor who simply wills his team to win. That might not have equated to a McDonald’s All-American Game invite, but his best days are ahead of him - and well after that single night in March."

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/evans-seven-mcdonald-s-all-american-game-snubs
Evans gets it, at least WRT our guys, full stop.
 
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So you wanna know something that’s frustrating? Greg Brown is about take over the record for leading scorer in central Texas history. The kid who currently owns that record is my former PG who ended his career with 3150 career points. Before he broke it, that record stood for like 20+ years. It will now be broken again just 2 years later.

Greg Brown is an nba player playing high school basketball games if any of you have had the opportunity to see him in person. The difference in talent level is kind of absurd. It’s cool two consider just how opposite that last two record holders will be, as my pg was a 5’8 super scorer, and Greg brown is just a beast.

As a fun fact, in a head to head matchup (both guarding each other despite the 1 foot height difference) my pg outscored Greg Brown 55-42 in a game a couple years ago.
 
This is just my opinion here, but I think being named a preseason All American by USA Today for Curbelo is a more impressive accolade than being named a burger boy. MCDAA is a lot of flash and likely influenced by media for highlight reel entertainment. That preseason accolade is 100% substance.
 
This is just my opinion here, but I think being named a preseason All American by USA Today for Curbelo is a more impressive accolade than being named a burger boy. MCDAA is a lot of flash and likely influenced by media for highlight reel entertainment. That preseason accolade is 100% substance.
Curbelo will shock a lot of people.

Props to Evans for giving him and Miller the recognition they deserve.

Hate the MCDAA game, it is nothing but politics.
 
Charles Bediako, a canadian recruit for us, just received an offer from L-Ville and there is talk of reclass for him as well. If reclass happens, does that eliminate him effectively from our pursuits? Will there be anywhere if he did want to come here? With Kofi success, I would think we should be able to convince any possible big to play at Illinois??
 
Charles Bediako, a canadian recruit for us, just received an offer from L-Ville and there is talk of reclass for him as well. If reclass happens, does that eliminate him effectively from our pursuits? Will there be anywhere if he did want to come here? With Kofi success, I would think we should be able to convince any possible big to play at Illinois??
He ain't coming here. Duke, Louisville, Alabama out front.
 
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