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Old Oct 7, 2017, 08:12 PM   #1176
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I am not at all surprised Nolley picked Georgia. I think there were other factors besides basketball. His family left Chicago to live in Georgia.
It could make sense, some families do not like to get on a plane numerous times in the winter to go watch their kid play basketball games when there's distance, time, and airfare involved.

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Old Oct 7, 2017, 08:12 PM   #1177
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Mark Smith? DaMonte?
Yep. And those guys should get a lot of love from our fans for staying loyal to the state. I know I'll be rootin my butt off for them from up in C. Can't wait to see them play...along with all of our guys, but particularly the guys that had other good options but chose to be loyal.

Lets hope they pave teh way for others to want to stay loyal - and succeed.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 08:57 PM   #1178
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It's a small world ... well, maybe not so small.

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Mike, you are the best!! Dan, needs to put a donate button by your name. Where you come up with some of this stuff is beyond belief.
Thanks, man!!
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 08:58 PM   #1179
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Mark Smith? DaMonte?
Honestly my 2 favorite high school players from the state in the class and ecstatic to have them, but there was a ton of top 75 talent (Tilmon, Goodwin, J. Smith, Eastern) U of I missed on too.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 09:35 PM   #1180
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Honestly my 2 favorite high school players from the state in the class and ecstatic to have them, but there was a ton of top 75 talent (Tilmon, Goodwin, J. Smith, Eastern) U of I missed on too.
Clearly, none of those 4 would fit Underwood's offensive scheme.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 10:05 PM   #1181
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Hes listed 65-66 depending on where you look. I like him as much as Nolley based on the clips around here. Extra points for being a bit taller. Solid option after missing on Nolley IMO. BMo said hes been watching full games, so Im interested in his take after seeing more. With Euros I think the shooting is expected because of the style of play, but he also seems to have some slash to his game. Looks like a player with a well rounded base set of skills, but room to grow.
Nolley is a legit 6'7" now so no extra points for Val.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 10:07 PM   #1182
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Nolley is a legit 6'7" now so no extra points for Val.
He grow? I saw a lot of stuff that said 64
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 10:22 PM   #1183
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He grow? I saw a lot of stuff that said 64
http://www.zagsblog.com/2017/09/04/l...ming-saturday/

Listed from 6'4" to 6'8". Piper confirmed height as 6'7" when he took illini OV.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 03:15 AM   #1184
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In hindsight, at least, it was pretty obvious UGA was the destination for Nolley given they didn’t cancel his visit after he announced he knew where he was headed. I’m guessing all of the schools involved knew at that time. There’s just no way UGA would host him knowing he would announce for another school that same weekend.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 04:46 AM   #1185
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Hes listed 65-66 depending on where you look. I like him as much as Nolley based on the clips around here. Extra points for being a bit taller. Solid option after missing on Nolley IMO. BMo said hes been watching full games, so Im interested in his take after seeing more. With Euros I think the shooting is expected because of the style of play, but he also seems to have some slash to his game. Looks like a player with a well rounded base set of skills, but room to grow.
from watching the games I have so far, I would say he is well rounded, have seen him do just about everything, rebound/block a shot/get steals/dribbles ok(at times to much) can drive to the basket/isnt afraid of contact(at times seems to like it) on D he tends to be guarding the 4, if he is 6-6 id be shocked, but thats what he himself said so who knows. all in all the more I watch the more I like. Of all the guys we are or have been after I would say THT/Finke kind of player id put him some place in the middle of the 2 of them. He wont come in and be a starter over who we have in 17, but he for sure could play a little at the 2 3 4 Being Euro he does seem to be alot like Matic can shoot,pass,and handle the ball
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 05:59 AM   #1186
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Valtonen is a good looking prospect and would be a very nice consolation to Nolley. No doubt about it.

But I'm curious to hear what people have to say about him once he commits to Arizona State
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 08:56 AM   #1187
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Looking forward to Val's visit next week, he appears to be the real deal with definite NBA goals. Hopefully, the toxic perception hanging over the Illini will not scare him off.
He reminds me of a young Mike Miller. Would be a great get!
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 09:14 AM   #1188
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVTjJ74SdOE

He actually reminds me of a Grayson Allen type of player, (without the mental issues) this kid is a player. Next to THT as far as current recruits, I would say he seems to be B1G ready also.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 09:39 AM   #1189
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That was a lot of fun to watch ! Love that he can already dribble well to either side, shoots it from outside, makes a lot of layups. Plays D (quite a few blocks in there). He doesn't muscle people, but he doesn't shy away from contact either. My favorite is the floater in the lane at about :25.

Sign me up, please !

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 10:20 AM   #1190
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That was a lot of fun to watch ! Love that he can already dribble well to either side, shoots it from outside, makes a lot of layups. Plays D (quite a few blocks in there). He doesn't muscle people, but he doesn't shy away from contact either. My favorite is the floater in the lane at about :25.

Sign me up, please !
Luka Doncic is the REAL player, that kid will be in the NBA for sure.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 11:02 AM   #1191
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVTjJ74SdOE

He actually reminds me of a Grayson Allen type of player, (without the mental issues) this kid is a player. Next to THT as far as current recruits, I would say he seems to be B1G ready also.
Malcolm Hill?

Liked some of the recruits we lost but I'd consider it successful with only Ayo. Mr. Basketball for two years is suffice to hype and he would replace our only loss next year.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 11:08 AM   #1192
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Luka Doncic is the REAL player, that kid will be in the NBA for sure.
Doncic is hyped as potentially the best euro player to ever come over, already. Looking like what people hope Wiggins will be.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 11:18 AM   #1193
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Doncic is hyped as potentially the best euro player to ever come over, already. Looking like what people hope Wiggins will be.
Wait... Wiggins? As in Andrew Wiggins?
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:19 PM   #1194
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So Nolley just De-Committed from Georgia.

https://twitter.com/thatbooych3z/sta...90831168917504

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:22 PM   #1195
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVTjJ74SdOE

He actually reminds me of a Grayson Allen type of player, (without the mental issues) this kid is a player. Next to THT as far as current recruits, I would say he seems to be B1G ready also.
Love that drive and finnish around the 2:00 mark. Really hope to get this kid, even if only for the finnish wordplay.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:22 PM   #1196
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So Nolley just De-Committed from Georgia.
LOL this is hilarious
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:23 PM   #1197
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So Nolley just De-Committed from Georgia.

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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:23 PM   #1198
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LOL this is hilarious
18 hours

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ESPN 100 Landers Nolley confirms he has decommitted from Georgia -- about 18 hours after committing to the Bulldogs.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:24 PM   #1199
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https://twitter.com/jeffborzello/sta...92102483337217
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 12:24 PM   #1200
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So Nolley just De-Committed from Georgia.
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