Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2020)

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This guy is built much stronger than KD IMO.
Add “stronger Kevin Durant” to “more athletic Larry Bird” and you could have a decent frontcourt.

I’d like to rename our current team:
Nicer Russell Westbrook (Curbelo)
Friendlier Michael Jordan (Ayo)
Shaq but Better Free Throws (Kofi)
Not Crazy Dennis Rodman (Damonte)

Suggestions for Trent, Miller, Georgi? One rule - you must compare these 18-22 year olds to hall of fame level nba guys

(No offense intended dr smitty, just bored)
 
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Like UIHoopsRecruits twitter says...a lot of Illinois targets in this article.

Evans Seven: Top prospects on the reclassification watch
Etienne recently climbed into the top 60 of the 2021 Rivals150, and it could be the final time he is ranked because of the possibility of him reclassifying into the 2020 class. His recruitment remains a wide-open affair and is littered with schools from all over America because of the talents that he brings to the table.

He has already taken official visits to Illinois and Providence and unofficial visits to Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Syracuse and UConn. This spring, he has also picked up offers from Georgia, Kansas, Louisville and Tennessee. The odds are about 50/50 that he chooses to reclassify later this summer, and Illinois, Louisville, Marquette, Miami, Syracuse and UCLA seem to have the best chance to land his services.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/evans-seven-top-prospects-on-the-reclassification-watch

Article also includes Kepnang, Bediako, and Foster!
 
#45
BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
What I keep in mind is during the Groce years, I had a pretty good source and even then, the info was wrong - like all the time. Could have been particular to that staff, though. I think they got their chains jerked quite a bit.
Yeah, I remember the consensus around here was that either we had no true "insiders" on the board or our staff was terrible at evaluating where they actually stood with recruits. For the sake of the program, I was hoping it was the former, but it seems pretty clear now it was actually the latter.
 
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Iowa City
Yeah, I remember the consensus around here was that either we had no true "insiders" on the board or our staff was terrible at evaluating where they actually stood with recruits. For the sake of the program, I was hoping it was the former, but it seems pretty clear now it was actually the latter.
We ran off a lot of guys who were sharing info. Maybe they are still here under different names. But man we ate a lot of our own during the Groce years.
 
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Yeah, I remember the consensus around here was that either we had no true "insiders" on the board or our staff was terrible at evaluating where they actually stood with recruits. For the sake of the program, I was hoping it was the former, but it seems pretty clear now it was actually the latter.
the answer is likely someplace in between
 
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