Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

Ace Wolf
UofI
Lost in all this Hopkins hoopla is the fact that on Friday night the staff held a virtual meeting with Wesley Cardet and supposedly if went very well.
This zoom was *very critical* ...

regardless of what some of our “local experts” are saying, Cardet is making it abundantly clear that he wants to play “off the ball”.

Yet people drool over his playmaking and passing ability for his size, but he does not want to be a combo or a point... he wants to play on the wing and my sources were telling me the staff was losing momentous ground in this recruitment.

But early indications are that the staff has changed that approach and regained momentum with WCJ which is super exciting, b/c I thought we had lost ‘em!! 🗣🙅🏽🙇🏽‍♂️
 
Ace Wolf
UofI
I'm not saying you are wrong. I've heard Hopkins has people in his corner that like UI and there are family connections to Providence. UI has a shot but at the end of the day, if he wants someone, Calipari is a hard man to say no to.
With all due respect Hog, what if Bryce doesn’t want them? 🤷🏽
 
Wildcats losing steam! Believe it is between us and Providence. Torn between two parents desires. Hopefully mom is not a good cook and daddy does the grilling!
 
With 11 CB's to Kentucky, anyone feeling the need for a cup is not doing it right. , the maroon with the hat trick, cup check, IDKWTI, cupcheck. Hopkins would be an amazing get. Hopefully he feels the desire to be an Illini. If not, not completely a kick in the nads due to ignoring those who get paid and siding with keyboard warriors.
 
Flight#33
I'm going to be totally unreasonable and predict Hopkins picks Illinois. Against all crystal balls to Kentucky and the Providence talk. Brad's getting it done, GO BRAD!!!!

GO illini
 
Wouldn't say Kentucky is losing steam.....none of the three schools really know where they stand. They are all cautiously optimistic.
I do appreciate this type of recruitment. It seems more recruitments involve a large number of influencers, middle people, and are just circuses with a lot of swirl. Outside of the de-commitment to Louisville, this has been a pretty straight forward recruitment with a close number of confidants who seem to have the best interests of Bryce in mind.
 
I do appreciate this type of recruitment. It seems more recruitments involve a large number of influencers, middle people, and are just circuses with a lot of swirl. Outside of the de-commitment to Louisville, this has been a pretty straight forward recruitment with a close number of confidants who seem to have the best interests of Bryce in mind.
There has been some misdirection thrown in here from the Hopkins family simply to allow Bryce to be able to have his moment when he announces.
 
This zoom was *very critical* ...

regardless of what some of our “local experts” are saying, Cardet is making it abundantly clear that he wants to play “off the ball”.

Yet people drool over his playmaking and passing ability for his size, but he does not want to be a combo or a point... he wants to play on the wing and my sources were telling me the staff was losing momentous ground in this recruitment.

But early indications are that the staff has changed that approach and regained momentum with WCJ which is super exciting, b/c I thought we had lost ‘em!! 🗣🙅🏽🙇🏽‍♂️
With Cubelo on board, we don't need him to play on the ball.