Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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Elmhurst
Deivon Smith a 4* PG is CB to Louisville by many 100% in fact....wonder how that affects the many other recruits, as the same schools have been favored in the past with them. Does Smith going to L-Ville affect Love/Burnett/Miller/Steward for us?
Ray Charles could see that we have no chance with Love and Burnett and probably less than 3% (epitome of a long shot) for Steward. Excellent players all, but give it up.
 
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Deivon Smith a 4* PG is CB to Louisville by many 100% in fact....wonder how that affects the many other recruits, as the same schools have been favored in the past with them. Does Smith going to L-Ville affect Love/Burnett/Miller/Steward for us?
Ray Charles could see that we have no chance with Love and Burnett and probably less than 3% (epitome of a long shot) for Steward. Excellent players all, but give it up.
And it looks like Miller is us or ASU. If anything, may help with Curbelo, but he seems like a long shot too.
 
I think we are moving in that direction. Groce epitomied the all in on one recruit. BU seems to have better plan B-Z. Giorgi was probably our 10th option at big. Verdonk also looks and sounds like a gem. It would be nice to start landing multiple first choice players.
What basis is there for predicting success for Verdonk? I know nothing about him - good or bad - other than he looks good in a tshirt.
 
What basis is there for predicting success for Verdonk? I know nothing about him - good or bad - other than he looks good in a tshirt.
I’ve been on this same page. Seems like the things working against him are:
- new to NCAA (true freshman)
- new to BU system
- new to United States and to college life
- injured for the summer, so no summer practice
- unheralded/unranked recruit with no other high offers

Working for him:
- Looked really buff in a photoshopped workout picture
- tall

I hope he’s awesome. I would go so far as to say there is reason to think he might be awesome in his Illini career. But I am extremely skeptical that he will be a big contributor this year.
 
LittyvILLe
Ray Charles could see that we have no chance with Love and Burnett and probably less than 3% (epitome of a long shot) for Steward. Excellent players all, but give it up.
Hope the odds are better for Curbelo, side note I am covetous of your vocabulary!
 
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Elmhurst
Hope the odds are better for Curbelo, side note I am covetous of your vocabulary!
Way better odds for Curbelo. Think we have a legit shot (thanks to OA). Nevertheless, it will be a hard pull.

Vocabulary: thanks, man. Was a rabid reader in my earlier years.
 
LittyvILLe
Way better odds for Curbelo. Think we have a legit shot (thanks to OA). Nevertheless, it will be a hard pull.

Vocabulary: thanks, man. Was a rabid reader in my earlier years.
[/QUOTE, Me too, had to be in bed by 9, had a flashlight under the covers and read til I got caught or fell asleep. I think my parents knew, but are they going to stop their children from reading too much? Descernibly no.
 
Ray Charles could see that we have no chance with Love and Burnett and probably less than 3% (epitome of a long shot) for Steward. Excellent players all, but give it up.
Especially Love since he has already eliminated Illinois from his top six. Or did I miss something?
 
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24 hours and not one post in the recruiting forum for one of the more important recruiting times of the year.
 
San Clemente, CA
I believe that we have three OVs coming in the next 2-3 weeks. Can someone please update the prospects and the dates scheduled? Thanks.