Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2020)

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Based purely on all those Draft rankings out there, I am guessing he isn't going to get one. I hope he does though. Did we get a tentative date on the combine yet?
Not that I am aware of, I'm being told the combine is most likely going to be virtual.
With the withdrawal date of aug 3rd I would imagine the invites will be going out within a few weeks.
Teams have had the ballots since may to vote on who they want invited.
 
So Kofi leaves if he gets one?
Kofi hasn't been listed in the top 70 in any rankings that are reliable, so it's very unlikely he will get one.
To put it into perspective most dont believe luka Garza will get one either and he was the best big in the country last year.
 
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Sounds like he wants immediate PT. I just don't see 5 minutes a game available for Tchikou as a freshman here. Unless he's just completely off the charts.
 
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If Ayo and Kofi come back, no scholarship available.
That's rough because it's so up in the air right now. I hope we continue to push for him and let the Ayo situation sort itself out. If we can keep him interested and Ayo returns, it doesn't look like he was just being led along as insurance, especially since he announced after we filled our scholarships, pending decisions by two players who are still courting the NBA.
 
Sounds like he wants immediate PT. I just don't see 5 minutes a game available for Tchikou as a freshman here. Unless he's just completely off the charts.
I didn't get this same vibe, besides it being an obvious wish for most recruits. He said "having a chance to play", which he would definitely have (imo) if he comes here. We have a loaded team with little opportunity for PT besides the 4, which is pretty much perfect. (attempting to be unbiased here) I see a team that could make a deep tourney run but has a need at the position he plays. That seems like a great recipe to steal 15 min/game as a freshman, obviously dependent on him proving he can play at this level. Many think Hawkins may be able to contribute in some way as a freshman, both due to talent and due to positional need, and I see Tchikou as a more talented version of Hawkins.
 
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I was guessing that the staff knew if they had a chance at anyone further or they have solid info on the guys in the draft. As long as Kofi returns believe we can cover the 4 adequately if not with star power. Rest of the positions are 2 deep with talent.
 
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I was quite happy with the Lieb signing, but if that's what prevents us from getting Tchikou...that would be a major bummer.
Hard to say if Lieb's commitment would have affected his decision one way or another. Perhaps the staff was aware of his leaning toward a re-class, but Alex indicated to them that we are not out front in his recruitment. It looks like just about every high major school in the country has a hand in his recruitment to some degree. (30+ offers) I suppose we may never know.

A bird in the hand, something...something...
 
Hard to say if Lieb's commitment would have affected his decision one way or another. Perhaps the staff was aware of his leaning toward a re-class, but Alex indicated to them that we are not out front in his recruitment. It looks like just about every high major school in the country has a hand in his recruitment to some degree. (30+ offers) I suppose we may never know.

A bird in the hand, something...something...
Yes, I'd believe he staff had a pretty good feel here. I am guessing it wasn't much of a secret he was going to reclass, and I'm guessing they knew he was going to commit sometime soon. Doubtful they'd have accepted Lieb if they thought they had much of a chance at Tchikou.

Not that it matters, but I'm assuming Lieb is pronounced "Leeb" and Tchikou is "Chee-koo"?
 
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Yes, I'd believe he staff had a pretty good feel here. I am guessing it wasn't much of a secret he was going to reclass, and I'm guessing they knew he was going to commit sometime soon. Doubtful they'd have accepted Lieb if they thought they had much of a chance at Tchikou.

Not that it matters, but I'm assuming Lieb is pronounced "Leeb" and Tchikou is "Chee-koo"?
I never trust Americans to follow the 'ie is e- ei is i' rule so you never know...
 
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Maybe he's waiting to see what Kofi does. If Kofi stays in the draft, there should be some minutes available at the 4 and 5 this year. And if Kofi comes back, I would guess Alex goes elsewhere.
 
This is an excerpt of an article oli just read. Its a statement fro tchikou:
Tchikou has recently done Zoom calls with Florida State and Alabama.


French native said that of the schools remaining, he speaks with head coaches from Alabama, Arizona, Florida State, Oregon and USC “the most.”
 
This is an excerpt of an article oli just read. Its a statement fro tchikou:
Tchikou has recently done Zoom calls with Florida State and Alabama.


French native said that of the schools remaining, he speaks with head coaches from Alabama, Arizona, Florida State, Oregon and USC “the most.”
Not to promising...
 
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