Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

Someone told me he heard Hopkins Dad was wearing Illini gear out the other day. Better than him wearing another schools
 
Basketball recruiting is insane. So fluid with so many influences and moving pieces. Football is fluid too, but basketball is another level.
 
Since we’re all talking about Bryce Hopkins, can I ask if anyone has any news on that other Bryce kid that just came back on the market (McGowens)? I heard some rumors he’s looking at Nebraska... any chance Illinois gets in on that one?
 
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Since we’re all talking about Bryce Hopkins, can I ask if anyone has any news on that other Bryce kid that just came back on the market (McGowens)? I heard some rumors he’s looking at Nebraska... any chance Illinois gets in on that one?
I know a Florida State guy who says he is headed to Clemson.
 
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Since we’re all talking about Bryce Hopkins, can I ask if anyone has any news on that other Bryce kid that just came back on the market (McGowens)? I heard some rumors he’s looking at Nebraska... any chance Illinois gets in on that one?
Decommitted from Florida State. He got a boost in rankings. I think he went from the late 30s to Burger Boy territory in the 20s. Probably looking for the blue bloods, but worth a try though.
 
I like that take, but I guess it just seemed like an IU fan celebrating.
I apologize if some of this has seemed misleading or confusing. The Indiana gif honestly was just my daily update to the board...

If I was really worried, you guys would be the 1st to know about it.

They are throwing punches however...

From the beginning when things started to shift here recently in the Hopkins recruitment... my sources have been hearing totally different from what others are saying about Providence and IU being a distant afterthought in 3rd.

My sources have been confirming for weeks now that they have soured on UK, and that IU is the real threat here.

But that within the last 7-10 days, Illinois has really steam-rolled to the front!!

But this was just sent to me as of today, and I’ve been passing it on with permission...


Today at 1:34 PM
But there are some rumors Nd fluctuations taking place around Indiana circles within the last 24-48 hours that have folks over here scared we might have lost him again...

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My sources have not been saying this however...

We are in a really good place. Listen to what TC said about Hopkins and ILL. That’s accurate, and after what happened with Nesbitt, I’m cool on following thru with any predictions.

We just need this young man to Don the orange and blue so bad!! It will keep us at a perennial powerhouse place! I cannot stress this enough 😫

Whatever anyone else is doing doesn’t
matter at this point, we just need to close. THIS WEEKEND

But I will continue to keep you guys up to speed on the latest winds, whichever way they may be blowing.

But at this point, it’s all just rumors and different fan bases and their reporters going after each other.

When concrete things happen, I won’t play around with gifs. Ill just give you guys what I got regardless of how ‘who’ feels ‘what’ about it...

This situation is a little more complicated than this, but just to put it in the simplest of terms, as of right now IU is just trying to generate buzz for itself to see if it can get to a stronger place or a better seat at the table, to further facilitate their own closing efforts.

But if you ask them they are already at the precipice of that...

Those around the Hopkins camp say completely otherwise though 🤷🏽

Let the Hoosiers think what they will right now but Billy Donovan does say Hi! 👋

... I’m not as worried about them as others but if you thought after Nesbitt that any of this from here on out until we reach another NC game, you got something else comin’! This thing still has a long way to go!

I was hoping for a nice quiet end to this thing for once, But if it does go past this Weeknd and much further into next week...

You just better hope everything coming out is profoundly pointing towards Illinois, because this thing is scheduled to be wrapped up this weekend.

If an announcement timeline or the straight up announcement doesn’t happen then or shortly after...

Look out ⛹🏾🤾🏽
 
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Oh no, we’re pushing hard for Mac, we just are willing to work with whatever is most comfortable for him right now, which is waiting for the Spring.

But even then, we’re still pushing for him to get on board right now...

Or when he’s ready 🤞🏽
 
I still can't believe that the 7 CB's are still holding for UK. I would have thought there would have been movement by now.
 
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