Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

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If BU feels that he can improve on that percentage like I think.GB will for example then i say take him but if not then i agree and would pass on him. Not too long ago our PGs could not shoot well from three and it killed our offense when JT and others were not closely guarded.
I don't think I'd take any wing that couldnt be a threat to score from range.
 
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Mini-dive on Freeman: http://cdn.streamlinetechnologies.c...06-9D3E-0DD94421566A/2019_MBB_Stats_FINAL.pdf

Started every game and played a ton of minutes. Pretty good stats for a frosh (3 point percentage, not withstanding). Good athlete, great pedigree. Combo guard. Would step into Feliz's role nicely (obviously, there are differences). Plus, Williams will be a senior when Freeman's eligible. Doubt if he's a starter, but could be a good rotation guy. As others have noted, needs to work hard on his 3 point stroke. If staff's down with it, so am I.
 
Jamie Jaquez UCLA commit before Alford fires, was another player with Illini offer. Can’t find info if he is staying committed though. One article was expecting him to be there.
 
I think it’s important to take a PG/CG guy in this class. You probably lose two after next year, and even if you can count on getting a couple of guys like Miller or Burnett, having a guy who isn’t a freshman and knows the system is still a good idea.

Freeman might not be a big splash, but he could be important to maintaining the program as talent turns over.
 
I think it’s important to take a PG/CG guy in this class. You probably lose two after next year, and even if you can count on getting a couple of guys like Miller or Burnett, having a guy who isn’t a freshman and knows the system is still a good idea.

Freeman might not be a big splash, but he could be important to maintaining the program as talent turns over.
I agree that it is important to keep the pipe line filled. However, believe the system requires that everyone is capable of shooting. Do not know if he is capable of improving that percentage but it isn't satisfactory for where we want to go. If they decide to take him they will have made that decision and I not capable of second guessing them.
 
I agree that it is important to keep the pipe line filled. However, believe the system requires that everyone is capable of shooting. Do not know if he is capable of improving that percentage but it isn't satisfactory for where we want to go. If they decide to take him they will have made that decision and I not capable of second guessing them.
Feliz isn’t burning the nets but he’s been effective anyway. Hopefully Freeman can make a leap if he comes. Either way I think he can contribute.
 
Don't see them taking Freeman unless other people don't pan out saw him play and don't think he would ever be a starter at Illinois unless shot really improved. At best a rotation player I would think they would take their chances with a high school kid over him.
 
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Was Valpo/the MVC so bad that we really wouldn't want a player who averaged 11ppg, 4.3rpg, and almost 2 steals per game as a freshman backing up Trent as a redshirt sophomore just because his three point percentage wasn't good?
Similar to Mark Alstork.
 
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