I think the original post was spot on. I hope Illinois is above such tactics. It's not out of the realm of possibility that Illinois would encourage a player to look elsewhere for playing time if a new, shinier prospect showed interest, but I hope not.Creaning means you don't have a spot. As of today, I think the consensus is that Ayo is gone, Kofi is in play, and there's somewhere north of likely that a player who isn't getting as much PT as he expected will decide to transfer. Even if the staff wanted KW, I wouldn't expect a shortage of schollies.
High majors have to accept the world of college bball recruiting, i.e. transfers, guys getting to the league, etc. This stuff can't play out until after the season's over.
Having watched Illinois playing near the bottom of the B1G for a number of years, I have so much respect for players that choose to play for the Illini, believing that they can make a difference. I think Illinois has been blessed with better talent than coaching for awhile (I am starting to believe that Underwood is not part of that group). Illinois should show loyalty to their players.