Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

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If BU is slacking in making connections with "some" recruits then he should be fired.
I respect 4040 as a poster on this board but call me skeptical. A head coach of a major university who is trying to build his program is "slacking" in making connections with "some" recruits???? IDK.
I just laugh when I read some of this drivel. Do you honestly think that BU isn't going to be talking to recruits. Come on!
 
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Fresh thread, so I wanted to get ahead of the usual tropes before they inevitably pick up steam.
  • "Doesn't fit Underwood's system anyway."
  • "Good riddance. Only want players who want to be here anyway."
  • "Recruit X's mother loves Underwood."
  • "O$U, M$U, Wi$con$in, Nebra$ka..."
  • "Growth plates are still open."
  • *Insider!*
  • "Canadian pipeline..."
  • "Underwood is 1/250 with scholarship offers."
  • Conversation that diverts from recruiting to UIUC bars, restaurants, 1989/2005 team comparisons.
  • "An offseason with Fletch/Tisdale diet..."
  • "Illinois doesn't need to recruit Chicago [typically after being spurned by a Chicago recruit]."
  • Irrational discussion of Illinois once being considered a blueblood.
  • "Was their height recorded in shoes or out?"
  • "Bruce Weber (Webber) & John Groce (Gross) bad."
  • "Luther Head will pay their way."
  • Something about Creaning/misplaced worry toward excessive scholarship offers.
Need to add:
  • BU didn't talk to him
 
Back a few months ago the #1 Soph. in Illinois transferred from Simeon to Tinley Park...6-9 AJ Casey. He is #13 in his class in the NATION! I've lived in the TP area for over 50 years (40 IN TP)....a BIG hs hoops fan...but have never been inside the TP gym. (thats how BAD they have been) I will have updates as the season goes on...and I believe we have offered already! TP has built a new gym just in time for AJ's debut! (Picture to the left is one I took of K. Gill at the N/S all-star game in Peoria after his Senior year. He finished #2....the winner did the same shot...but had a guy in the chair)
 
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Back a few months ago the #1 Soph. in Illinois transferred from Simeon to Tinley Park...6-9 AJ Casey. He is #13 in his class in the NATION! I've lived in the TP area for over 50 years (40 IN TP)....a BIG hs hoops fan...but have never been inside the TP gym. (thats how BAD they have been) I will have updates as the season goes on...and I believe we have offered already! TP has built a new gym just in time for AJ's debut! (Picture to the left is one I took of K. Gill at the N/S all-star game in Peoria after his Senior year. He finished #2....the winner did the same shot...but had a guy in the chair)
Is this the same @illininutt that used to post a lot stats back in the old days?
 
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Yes, he said Rex is my QB.👍Speaking of talking, I hope we haven't ran off one of our best sources of information. Why can't we have nice things?
Because he said something that wasn’t complementary. Then it was twisted into something different so it could be mocked. He may not be gone, but if I were him I’d think twice about sharing information here. Why would anyone want to waste time defending yourself to people who know nothing, but claim you are basically a liar. Irritates the crap out of me if you can’t tell. :rant:
 
Is this the same @illininutt that used to post a lot stats back in the old days?
It's the same. Years since I have been on here. AJ has given me a chance to be relavent again. TP will soon be known for more than just the HCA!! Another site no longer needed my insite into hs hoops....so I broke away and landed here. Glad to be back....will be mostly silent until around Thanksgiving.
 
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It's the same. Years since I have been on here. AJ has given me a chance to be relavent again. TP will soon be known for more than just the HCA!! Another site no longer needed my insite into hs hoops....so I broke away and landed here. Glad to be back....will be mostly silent until around Thanksgiving.
Damn! Good to see you back! Always enjoyed your insights and look forward to hearing from you again!

People, this guy knows his stuff!
 
According to 24/7, he has indeed an offer, has visited Purdue and is friends with Nojel Eastern. He will be gone btw a commitment and play come about for Casey however, read what you will into that. Eastern has had a fairly quiet career so far imo.

Kid should do some really good things at TP since he will obviously be the #1 option vs what #3-4 at Simeon had he stayed?
When the hs hoops polls come out for Illinois...Bloom will be #1 in state regardless of class for the first time in over 40 years. They also have an excellent big man.
 
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Hawkins just posted an Instagram story of him circling the 21st on a calendar. Is this a possible commitment date?
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Friend's birthday? Or one of these perhaps?

September 21

Sure hope it's National Pecan Cookie Day and not CleanUp Day. All our recruits deserve cookies!
 
Friend's birthday? Or one of these perhaps?

September 21

Sure hope it's National Pecan Cookie Day and not CleanUp Day. All our recruits deserve cookies!
National Dance Day in honor of Giorgi
 
Hawkins visit went very well. Staff did a great job.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a commitment soon.

Could this Saturday the 21st be the day?? :shield:
Day after Marquette I believe, and last visit... Very well could be. Interestingly RJ Davis follows with his visit the following weekend to Marquette. Marquette came in late with offer, but if this kid wants to get back around the Chicago area for family, well then it could come down to us two for his committment?
 
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Day after Marquette I believe, and last visit... Very well could be. Interestingly RJ Davis follows with his visit the following weekend to Marquette. Marquette came in late with offer, but if this kid wants to get back around the Chicago area for family, well then it could come down to us two for his committment?
From everything I was told, Marquette is out for Hawkins.

Would be very surprised if Davis wound up there, it'll be UNC or Pitt for him.

Marquette has got 2 top 100 players committed at his position...

https://247sports.com/college/marquette/Season/2020-Basketball/Commits/
 
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Day after Marquette I believe, and last visit... Very well could be. Interestingly RJ Davis follows with his visit the following weekend to Marquette. Marquette came in late with offer, but if this kid wants to get back around the Chicago area for family, well then it could come down to us two for his committment?
From everything I was told, Marquette is out for Hawkins.

Would be very surprised if Davis wound up there, it'll be UNC or Pitt for him.

Marquette has got 2 top 100 players committed at his position...

https://247sports.com/college/marquette/Season/2020-Basketball/Commits/
That means it's down to Rutgers, San Diego State, and Illinois. San Diego State already has 3 commits one being a top 200 forward.
 
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Hawkins visit went very well. Staff did a great job.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a commitment soon.

Could this Saturday the 21st be the day?? :shield:

So Adam Miller has his official beginning the 20th, I assume for 3 days. Does Hawkins show back up on the 21 and we have 2 commitments at halftime at the same time ??
 
So Adam Miller has his official beginning the 20th, I assume for 3 days. Does Hawkins show back up on the 21 and we have 2 commitments at halftime at the same time ??
If we lose to Nebraska 90-0 and this happens, I will absolutely take it.
 
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