Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVcqyeer0co

This video has a little bit more of an all-around showcase (still lots of dunks and not sure about the level of competition)
Nice to see he also has some range and other basic skills. The players he’s going against don’t exactly look tiny either.

This video is from a full year ago as well. Kid seems to have a pretty high ceiling (both literally and figuratively). :)


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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.
I was referring to the NCAA bylaws.

The rule you are talking about doesn't replace them. That rule is that if a player stops playing, they will continue to get a scholarship. It will not be an athletic scholarship however. They won't count towards any NCAA limits, and because they are no longer on the team, it is not relevant to the question asked.
 
In my life I don't think I've ever seen hops like that. Maybe Ronnie Fields.
Ronnie fields had a couple extra rungs on his ladder. In danger of beheading himself on the rim every time he jumped.

That said I would gladly watch this kid in transition or be the first cutter in spread for a few years.
 
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Very fortunate that the coaching staff does the recruiting, and not the posters......

Ayo, Ramey, Jones, Griffin and Samba Kane and I'm a very happy guy.
 
Niven Glover. Oak Ridge High School where he attends is in Orlando. This kid can flat out jump. Luther Head 2.0. Raw talent but played on a team that just won the class 9A championship and was loaded with players including Emmitt Williams who signed with LSU and another kid going to Texas A&M. Also Damon Harge ( You Tube Fame) was the point guard.
 
I have. Tyke Peacock from right in Urbana. 6'1" and high jumped over 7'7". Used to be at Huff alot years ago. He actually played hoops at KSU too. That kid can jump though for sure.
Check out Franklin Jacobs. 5'8" and high jumped 7'7 1/4" . Pretty sure he still has the world record for jump above his height. Got screwed like many by Jimmy Carter's misguided attempts to reign in the Soviets in 1980. Pretty sure he played hoops at Farleigh Dickinson as well as high jumping.
 
According to wiki, 5' 7" Spud Webb's vertical in college was measured at 42".

7'1" Deandre Ayton's vertical was measured at 44" by the Arizona S & C staff.��
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeBhoVeFhT4

This guy allegedly has a 55" vertical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psn6DtIvPoQ


I doubt Ayton has a 44 inch vertical. What they are measuring is jump reach (vs standing reach), which is standing reach + his vertical. Usually when they discuss vertical jump it is the distance between your feet and the floor after you jump. His wingspan is 7.55 and his height is listed at 7.0, so this adds almost 6 inches to his "vertical". He is likely closer to 38-39 inches which is still darn good.
 
I think Illinois is gonna need another big in that class and preferably one that can contribute next year.


I agree, it might be Jones or Ramey. We didn't lose many games because our guards weren't as good but we lost many because we couldn't stop the opposing big men. Look at our losses and see how many points Trent put up, it usually was lost by not having big men.
 
I doubt Ayton has a 44 inch vertical. What they are measuring is jump reach (vs standing reach), which is standing reach + his vertical. Usually when they discuss vertical jump it is the distance between your feet and the floor after you jump. His wingspan is 7.55 and his height is listed at 7.0, so this adds almost 6 inches to his "vertical". He is likely closer to 38-39 inches which is still darn good.
Lol.
 
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