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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:17 PM   #1526
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Kedric just posted via twitter on Okora visit

"It was great, I love the school. it was fun, I think they have a chance to be good."

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:17 PM   #1527
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So not true Sir.
No, but it is true that most people in Chicago consider anything in Illinois outside of Chicago to be southern Illinois.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:20 PM   #1528
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No, but it is true that most people in Chicago consider anything in Illinois outside of Chicago to be southern Illinois.
Psh. Give us some credit. It's everything south of I-80.

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:22 PM   #1529
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Psh. Give us some credit. It's everything south of I-80.

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:31 PM   #1530
Ga65
Would be interested in how people rate the following attributes among the four.
Quickness. Shooting. Passing. Handles(ability to get to the rim)

Ayo
THT
LN
Finn

Not sure of the relative value but quickness relates to defensive ability and was where Dee excelled. All of the flying Illini were above average and was a major reason for their success. Not sure how ratings for recruits are established by coaches (am sure several posters do know) but would be like to see a 1-5 rating on above players for above attributes.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:54 PM   #1531
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Would be interested in how people rate the following attributes among the four.
Quickness. Shooting. Passing. Handles(ability to get to the rim)

Ayo
THT
LN
Finn

Not sure of the relative value but quickness relates to defensive ability and was where Dee excelled. All of the flying Illini were above average and was a major reason for their success. Not sure how ratings for recruits are established by coaches (am sure several posters do know) but would be like to see a 1-5 rating on above players for above attributes.

Here are my highlight-video-only assessments:

Quickness: Ayo, THT, LN, Elias
Shooting: LN/Elias, THT, Ayo
Passing: THT, Ayo, (?? Haven't seen either LN or Elias pass much)
Handles/Driving: Ayo, THT, Elias, LN (only because I haven't seen LN drive much)
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:56 PM   #1532
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Would be interested in how people rate the following attributes among the four.
Quickness. Shooting. Passing. Handles(ability to get to the rim)

Ayo
THT
LN
Finn

Not sure of the relative value but quickness relates to defensive ability and was where Dee excelled. All of the flying Illini were above average and was a major reason for their success. Not sure how ratings for recruits are established by coaches (am sure several posters do know) but would be like to see a 1-5 rating on above players for above attributes.
Quickness
Ayo
Nolley
THT
Finn

Shooting
Nolley
THT Finn
Ayo

Passing
Ayo
THT
Nolley Finn

Getting to rim
Ayo
THT
Finn
Nolley

Defense
Ayo THT
Finn
Nolley

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:14 PM   #1533
americanoutlaw11
Do you guys really like calling him "the Finn"? The kid is from Scandinavia, he's got freaking Viking blood pumping through his veins for Pete's sake. We can do better
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:20 PM   #1534
Loadmaster05
OAR?
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1535
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OAR?


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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:46 PM   #1536
BMo79
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Quickness
Ayo
Nolley
THT
Finn

Shooting
Nolley
THT Finn
Ayo

Passing
Ayo
THT
Nolley Finn

Getting to rim
Ayo
THT
Finn
Nolley

Defense
Ayo THT
Finn
Nolley

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Quickness
Ayo
Nolley
Finn/THT


Shooting
Nolley/ Finn
THT
Ayo

Passing
Ayo
THT /Finn
Nolley

Getting to rim
Ayo
THT
Finn
Nolley

Defense
THT
Finn him and THT both guard alot of diffrent guys, bigger and smaller
Ayo
Nolley
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:49 PM   #1537
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Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

Edit: I've butt dialed, but a blank butt-post?
(Hmm say something insightful...)

Ok I've got nothing.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:50 PM   #1538
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I think The Mighty Finn is being underestimated in these rankings.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:54 PM   #1539
IllFanInMi
I'm just about to the point of simply focusing on the recruits we end up getting, rather than focusing on the ones we hope we end up getting. I know, this is a recruiting site and a lot of value and intrigue to do the latter. Perhaps I'm just ready for the committed forum.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:55 PM   #1540
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I think The Mighty Finn is being underestimated in these rankings.
well I only saw 3 games of him playing , that said a class of Ayo/Finn or THT/Finn would both be just fine with me, then add a big down the road from someplace
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:55 PM   #1541
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Elias would be awesome addition to the team. Hoping the visit is great, and glad he is watching the workout, what a way to show him how it will be. Ayo this weekend , could be a good way to have our staff show they are on top of all things that concern Illini basketball. Desire and unity, building a great program with young people that are driven. 1 month till season opener!
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:57 PM   #1542
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well I only saw 3 games of him playing , that said a class of Ayo/Finn or THT/Finn would both be just fine with me, then add a big down the road from someplace
agree with the class make up. And I really just wanted to give the nick "The Mighty Finn" a test drive.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 03:59 PM   #1543
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:09 PM   #1544
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:12 PM   #1545
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Well a simple google search under ASU Basketball shows absolutely NOTHING even about the kid/visit/etc...so!
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:18 PM   #1546
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How many times is he going to change his Twitter handle?
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:19 PM   #1547
foby
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The Mighty Finn heaves one from distance;
https://twitter.com/EliasValtonen/st...02146151821312
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:24 PM   #1548
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You, sir, are on a roll!
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:30 PM   #1549
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Kedric just posted via twitter on Okora visit

"It was great, I love the school. it was fun, I think they have a chance to be good."

Antigua will come through for us in a huge way next year


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Rumors out there that Okora could reclassify for 2018. Anybody hearing this?
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 04:32 PM   #1550
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You, sir, are on a roll!
Yeah, might need to stop using Loyalty via phone. Back on a laptop and will try to say something at least on topic--Looking at his videos, I'm very intrigued by "Finn's" skillset/athleticism combination and would be happy with a commit from him.

Whether this recruiting season turns out to be a home run or a foul tip, I'm excited to see what this current season and team have in store for us, and I'm really excited to see a new brand of basketball played by the beloved!
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