Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

A few questions arising from two of your posts, TC, which are appreciated.

1. In re: Nesbitt's commitment media package, the videos were produced by his friend in the Metro area while Tipton created the decision imaging, yes? And said decision to go with Tipton was a tacit reveal to Illinois that his ship was sailing elsewhere, correct? If so, and outside of what his father mentioned about producing video(s) this weekend, do we know the (edit: people) in charge of producing Bryce's commitment media package?

2. The one-time immediate eligibility policy for transfers does not seem to provide retroactive protection for a player choosing to transfer after this season due to the would-be effective date of August 1st. Any current, academically eligible player who intends to transfer after the '20-'21 season would not be covered; if a player in this category who gives their notification by May 1, the current rule would apply and the player would be required to sit unless a waiver is granted. This is a viable loophole that if not resolved in the final policy, will likely be exploited by NCAA and institutions fearing chaos, player churn and loss of $$$. Did anyone reach the same conclusion or have the ~40hrs that I have been awake caused a complete misread?

And in other news, Bruce Pearl netted a commitment from trending 2022 7' Sage Tolentino (Link). It is utterly baffling how this loathsome hypocrite may still coach at a P5 school, let alone recruit at the level at which he does.
Supposedly Tipton Edits and JL Design.
 
Ace Wolf
UofI
Lmbo no, I wouldn’t say that this is in indicator of anything honestly... correct me if I’m wrong TC.

I just think some of us like to collect little tidbits like this and save them in a jar for later 👌🏽☝💯

BUT I do know that Coach Cal is tight with Tipton edits just as Penny was... 🤦🏻‍🥶🥶🥶
 
Crystal balls are still sitting at 11/11 for Kentucky --- including 5/5 of those predictions made over the past week. Combine that with Bossi's comments about KY making a huge late push. Pulling this one out would be like the Astros coming back to win the ALCS after being down three games to none.

Awaiting that burst of encouraging news. Are we hearing anything good?
 
Surprised that it has not been mentioned before, but Adam Miller's role in this recruitment is HUGE!!
I thought about Miller's relationship with Hopkins a few days ago. I would have been great to get Bryce on campus with Miller hosting him. I heard yesterday that Hopkins commitment would be the 4th straight year of getting a top 50 recruit. Gotta keep that streak intact.
 
At present 3 open scholarship for next year. To whom have we made offers, who have not yet committed?
Mac Etienne, and ??????

Etienne has offers from Kansas, Louiville, Ohio State, UCLA, Iowa Arizona State, Connecticut and 10 others
How is Antiqua doing with this securing Etienne?
 
It seems like UK fans are not overly interested in the Hopkins recruitment. Sort of an everyday event for them. One site poster claims that Bryce has tried to commit twice but UK was not ready to accept his commitment both times.
Maybe UK fans are indifferent due to the big FB win at Tennessee. First time for them to win in Knoxville in 36 years.
 
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It seems like UK fans are not overly interested in the Hopkins recruitment. Sort of an everyday event for them. One site poster claims that Bryce has tried to commit twice but UK was not ready to accept his commitment both times.
Maybe UK fans are indifferent due to the big FB win at Tennessee. First time for them to win in Knoxville in 36 years.
Must be nice to be ho-hum about a top-30 recruit