Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

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It seems like you're taking my "awkwardly athletic" observation as a knock on him, which it isn't. I've watched a lot of film on him at this point, including the full highlights of his game vs Molloy. I don't mean that he's somehow clumsy or uncoordinated—he isn't—he's actually very quick and fluid at times. That being said, he isn't a prototypically explosive athlete either.

The tweet from the NYC prep sports guy on the front page says it well: "He is unorthodox with the ball and it can make him deceptive."
Thanks, it's nice to read expert opinions on our recruits. It seems like the staff might've found a real under appreciated gem here.:thumb:
 
Thanks, it's nice to read expert opinions on our recruits. It seems like the staff might've found a real under appreciated gem here.:thumb:


Just reading about another former NBA player who coached his son Into becoming B/R’s national player of the year in Jalen Brunson. There’s alot to be said about growing up in a basketball family and I hope for nothing but the best for both Griffin brothers. I think we’ll all be pleasantly surprised.


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Once again it doesn't matter what rank or honor he had in high school he needed a lot of development and time to contribute at the college level. He was a respectable #152 recruit on 247sports. But he averaged 1 and 2 points his first two seasons. He averaged 10 points as a senior, much improved from his first 2 years. He also had to overcome confidence issues. Brian Butch a McAA redshirted at Wiscy and also was a project at the college level.


I would’ve loved to seen what our current staff could’ve done with Mav. I think his development may have come along a lot quicker.


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Once again it doesn't matter what rank or honor he had in high school he needed a lot of development and time to contribute at the college level. He was a respectable #152 recruit on 247sports. But he averaged 1 and 2 points his first two seasons. He averaged 10 points as a senior, much improved from his first 2 years. He also had to overcome confidence issues. Brian Butch a McAA redshirted at Wiscy and also was a project at the college level.


And I can’t even count how many dishes Mav dropped under the basket those first two years. Bounce passes would hit him right in the hands and he’d still fumble them all on his own.


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See the bylaws, rule 15. Athletic Scholarships are year to year, and do not need to be renewed. Think of a walkon that gets one for his junior year because the team didn't use them all, he would likely not expect to retain it for his senior year.
The Big10 went to "guaranteed four year scholarships" for all student athletes in 2014. I believe this removed the "renewal" clause. If it did not, can you please provide a link to the current big ten bylaws? I failed to find one.
 
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Wow. Dribbling, shooting, passing, defense like that too?
haha my exact thoughts. I saw him dribble maybe twice in the whole video and didnt see him shoot at all. Does anyone have a video where he is doing basketball things other than catching oops/dunking the ball off cherry picking?
 
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That kid's got a level of athleticism that would even make Larry Bird jealous. Dr. Dunkenstein 2.0. :clappy:
Nice! The thing is - these dunks are happening in games at the high school level. Would be nice to see if he can play D and dribble. Joe Bertrand comes to mind until more vids show more.
 
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