Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

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While we wait for TJ reports...

Mark Fox out at Georgia. They have top-100ish 6'9" PF Amanze Ngumezi that we offered last summer.
If we lose a transfer still would want another big. Going to need recruits with long term view. BU offense/defense is a team concept that requires a year to learn. It is a beautiful offense, but one year players are not going to master it.
 
If we lose a transfer still would want another big. Going to need recruits with long term view. BU offense/defense is a team concept that requires a year to learn. It is a beautiful offense, but one year players are not going to master it.
Can someone offer a Kaizen for BU to cut this system learning time down to a few months..,.geesh.
 
Can Anybody report out? Impressions of Tevian? Was he excited? Was Ayo there? Etc etc
Tevian Jones looks great overall and a definite must-get. Larger turnout compared to crowd with THT (Talen Horton Tucker) visit. Chant and cheer also more organized than visit with THT last year. Nice turn-out- approx 350-400 would be my guess. Tevian is athletic, fluid, and a good shooter. Went through structured workout with managers on floor. Tevian acknowledged crowd at end of session and can tell that he appreciated the fan support.

I did not see Ayo during this session.
 
Would love to have Walker to replace Black. Believe his size would be improvement over Black defensively. If you play him with Ebo defense is much improved. Add Kane and Finke and you have a lot of flexibility. Kipper (and hopefully Jones) defending the 3 with Ayo's length and Trents quickness at the guards and it will be a much improved defensive team. Really not worried about the scoring with experience gained from past year even if integrating new faces. Having two experienced PG's in Trent and TeJon is a huge plus.
 
Ollie out at UConn, so Kisunas may ask out of LOI. But has that ship sailed.

Seems like BU has some thinking to do. Do you pull the trigger on people like Trice, Walker, etc. who might be available to commit sooner or do you wait for potentially different roster-filling prospects to emerge. As there seems a lot that can happen in the next few months.
 
Ollie out at UConn, so Kisunas may ask out of LOI. But has that ship sailed.

Seems like BU has some thinking to do. Do you pull the trigger on people like Trice, Walker, etc. who might be available to commit sooner or do you wait for potentially different roster-filling prospects to emerge. As there seems a lot that can happen in the next few months.
I would wait to pull trigger on Trice or Walker. Still don't know who is staying on your team let slonw which players transfer or recruits are allowed to back out.
 
I really hope Leron stays for his Sr year and we add Jones. If feel our team could surprise people with our additions. Ebo has not played basketball long and I hope he gets stronger, works his tail off and improves his skill set. There is something to be said though about best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores. Then next year add Okoro.
 
Happy to have Samba Kane on board! A legit big man for the Big Ten, it may take a few years... though I think everything Eboigbodin did this year, he can do next if that's what is needed. Would like to see another big man who could step in next year and compete in the paint, especially defensively.
 
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