Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

Washington State
After watching that I find it hard to believe there is a better PG playing high school basketball. We are getting a good one.
To bad we couldn't get a package deal with Zed Key.
According to the rankings (Scout), there are 9 better point guards than him. :crazy:
 
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According to the rankings (Scout), there are 9 better point guards than him. :crazy:
I can’t find it, but there was a tweet by one of the National writers saying Curbelo might be the best *college* point guard prospect in this class. I imagine a lot of the other PG’s are 1 and done types/surefire pros in a couple years.
 
We have one of the best guards in the Big 10 in Trent Frazier. He is a known, not an unknown. If you attend the games and watch Trent on defense he leaves you even more impressed with his game. So when folks talk about next years commits and possible commits, I want to see them beat out Trent. If they can do that, then they are really special.
 
I can’t find it, but there was a tweet by one of the National writers saying Curbelo might be the best *college* point guard prospect in this class. I imagine a lot of the other PG’s are 1 and done types/surefire pros in a couple years.
According to 247 Sports Composite Rankings, below are the top PG's

Daishen Nix--#15-UCLA
Caleb Love--#18--NC
Sharife Cooper--#19--Auburn
Jeremy Roach Clip--#21--Duke
Dwon Odom--#48--Xavier
Delvon Smith--#51--Miss State
CURBELLO--#54--Illinois!!
 
In BU we trust
Champaign
If he had a more consistent and reliable jump shot, he would be top 10 in his class. Also his size doesn’t help his ranking. No doubt he has A LOT of skill. I found myself dreaming of those alley pops going to Kofi last night
 
We have one of the best guards in the Big 10 in Trent Frazier. He is a known, not an unknown. If you attend the games and watch Trent on defense he leaves you even more impressed with his game. So when folks talk about next years commits and possible commits, I want to see them beat out Trent. If they can do that, then they are really special.
I 100% agree with you. It sounds like you are insinuating that some may disagree with this. Maybe you aren’t. But I don’t think anyone thinks anybody is coming in to take Trent’s place completely. Many do think that Curbelo is good enough to slide Trent over to the 2. We all know how good Trent is.
 
you feel me, dog?
Elmhurst
The turtle's zone really hurt us. Bad. Simply didn't have an answer for it. Curbelo could be our answer. The way he breaks down Ds and distributes, JC, he takes away a ton of counters. Can't press us, can't zone us. (?) LOVE it.

Oh, yeah...gonna stake out my claim to the biggest man-crush here on AC. All those floaters he hit had me laughing. Kid is going to be absolute dynamite for us!
 
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The turtle's zone really hurt us. Bad. Simply didn't have an answer for it. Curbelo could be our answer. The way he breaks down Ds and distributes, JC, he takes away a ton of counters. Can't press us, can't zone us. (?) LOVE it.

Oh, yeah...gonna stake out my claim to the biggest man-crush here on AC. All those floaters he hit had me laughing. Kid is going to be absolute dynamite for us!
Have to think Adam Miller’s shooting is going to be a great zone buster as well!
 
I 100% agree with you. It sounds like you are insinuating that some may disagree with this. Maybe you aren’t. But I don’t think anyone thinks anybody is coming in to take Trent’s place completely. Many do think that Curbelo is good enough to slide Trent over to the 2. We all know how good Trent is.
Hey, I am as excited about Curbelo, Miller, and the greatest jazz sax player in Div 1-Coleman Hawkins-as anyone else. But as the old saying goes-Who is the best player on your football team? The backup QB. I am enjoying this year, I will focus on next year, next year.
 
According to the rankings (Scout), there are 9 better point guards than him. :crazy:
The HS basketball recruiting services are flawed and they clearly favor players who are committed to blue bloods. Curbelo is top 25 at the minimum. We have a real gem. So glad he’s goi g to be in Orange and Blue
 
If you're playing with Curbelo you better be ready to receive a pass because if you're open it's coming you're way!
Miller and Trent I would expect to be very excited to see him show up. Makes the whole team better and sees players with wide open 3s