And Kofi is a better shooter, free throw included!Congratulations to Kofi. He was awesome at Illinois.
Maybe circumstances change and he returns, who knows. Would he ever be a 1st rounder in the modern NBA? Similar player...Udoka Azubuike a 4 year player was B12POY & All American and still is projected as a 2nd rounder — his draft status hasn’t budged for 3 years. Kofi is 16 days older than Udoka.
Lets hope he and Ayo both comeback. I could live with two lottery picks in 2021.I've seen some people say that Kofi is leaving it open for him to return. I think he is trying to see if he has a chance to go in the first round. I personally don't think he would as I have not seen him in any mock drafts. I believe he will return and will be a lottery pick in 2021.
He is leaving the door open. It was just a thank you to fans for the season in my opinion.The problem that I see with this is that it’s different from him testing the waters, he is saying goodbye and thank you. He doesn’t even mention the possibility of returning. I am fine with this and am not upset with his decision but just that it sucks for the fans.
Kofi is just a much better athlete than Garza. Kofi is far less skilled, but Garza doesn't move like an NBA athlete. Watch Garza try to keep up in transition. It's not good. Garza is what he is at this point. I think he is already close to his ceiling as a basketball player. Kofi has a ton of undeveloped potential, and is an exceptional athlete for a man of his size.Two things here: Either Kofi wants to play pro, or he's actually going to get drafted. If he wants to play pro ball, nothings going to stop him from leaving. If he wants to get drafted, tell me how he's a better prospect than Garza.
Garza is better across the board on offense, and while is probably a negative on defense, one has to think thats easier to teach than Kofi developing a 35% 3 pt shot. Kofi's rebouding and shot blocking really give him that much of an edge on Garza in the pro front?
I'd guess 70-30 on Kofi staying. 80-20 on Ayo leaving. Based on nothing but wild speculation.What are we thinking the odds of him coming back are? Same with ayo? everything seems up in the air rn
I think this is a good observation. Kofi needs work, but the NBA works in crazy ways. Some team may pay up to let him develop, but we are in uncharted waters right now. You have to wonder how this shut down effects many teams financially. Quite frankly, he owes it to himself to find out what is out there. After all, Eddie Curry got big money out of high school. You never know. Ayo should do the same. You can always come back.I'd guess 70-30 on Kofi staying. 80-20 on Ayo leaving. Based on nothing but wild speculation.
Kofi staying would be a huge relief. Ayo staying would be a huge surprise.
My 2 cents on this....#Illini Kofi Cockburn plans to receive feedback from the NBA and will proceed from there, his brother Nagash told the Tribune. "Given this whole coronavirus thing, it taught (us) whenever the door opens, you have to step through it and not wait for it."
This was a big relief. To be honest, think he will come back based on NBA teams telling him he needs more development. Has not hired an agent either. Think he comes back