Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

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I have heard the staff may take up to 2 transfers and one GT. Some names that have been thrown around are TJ Holyfield, Tulio Da Silva, Spencer Foley and Javon Freeman.

Enroll Kofi. Hope January is eligible. Staff still looking for a wing in '19. Tristan Enaruna is one to watch.

Expect our wing search to ramp up when coaches start leaving programs and kids starting getting their release. They have a kid in mind they really want if a certain coach leaves.

Taking in 5-6 for next year is a real possibility.
Either number means the coaches are prepared to cut pretty deep into the current roster. Would guess that means Higgs will not be playing based upon injury, Kipper and I guess Samba will be encouraged to enjoy the weather at Grand Canyon. Or the coaches know some of the immediately more valuable pieces are transferring. Maybe Ayo's leaning to checking out the draft.
 
Luwane Pipkins...may have missed previous update?
Last I heard he was planning to transfer out. He had an odd year at UMass this year. Injuries and then questions about his fit with the team when he returned to the lineup. Undersized but good scorer and ball handler.
 
I have heard the staff may take up to 2 transfers and one GT. Some names that have been thrown around are TJ Holyfield, Tulio Da Silva, Spencer Foley and Javon Freeman.

Enroll Kofi. Hope January is eligible. Staff still looking for a wing in '19. Tristan Enaruna is one to watch.

Expect our wing search to ramp up when coaches start leaving programs and kids starting getting their release. They have a kid in mind they really want if a certain coach leaves.

Taking in 5-6 for next year is a real possibility.
Don't understand taking the transfers except for a position of immediate need like a PF. Rather red shirt freshmen and have four years of eligibility left. Seems like a three star with a year of practice is the equivalent of a four star frosh.
 
I mean the 3 existing plus Higgs and Nichols isn't a stretch and that gets you to 5. Can't imagine anyone really thinks Nichols will be back. Why wouldn't he grad transfer to somewhere he will play more. We have heard about medical issues keeping Higgs off the court all season so you have to think there is a good chance he never plays but they transfer him to an academic ride.
Put me in the "anyone" column that thinks Kipper will be back. Coach had him in the lineup going down the stretch in the NW game and into the OT also at the BTT.
 
Put me in the "anyone" column that thinks Kipper will be back. Coach had him in the lineup going down the stretch in the NW game and into the OT also at the BTT.
I'm skeptical of his move as well, but his minutes in OT at the very least were due to Giorgi fouling out.
 
You know, the messages have always been mixed on KN. Underwood seems to personally love the guy, but there always seems to be an undercurrent of him having more talent than he exhibits. But that's hard to judge since he was pressed into playing out of position due to the skinny front court. I think the deciding factor is forward looking, it just appears that Kipper will get squeezed for playing time next year. We'll see how much BU thinks he can employee KN's potential, or displays his love by encouraging a move.
 
Last I heard he was planning to transfer out. He had an odd year at UMass this year. Injuries and then questions about his fit with the team when he returned to the lineup. Undersized but good scorer and ball handler.
that my cousin he a decent player could get some mvc look Providence been calling. but 4 coaches in a 4 year span is to horrible for his pride.
 
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Well, if you believe the political system actually is effective and makes a difference, then that is on you.

As for the rest, I was counting Kofi and January and going 5-6 beyond that. I guess OP meant a total of 5-6, so yeah, that would be 1-2, so I put my tail tween my legs.

And again laugh at your belief in our political process.
It's 5-6 new players, Kofi and January are both included in that.
 
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