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Old Jan 10, 2018, 11:55 AM   #251
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NEW & UPDATED 2019 #Rivals150 Rankings
https://basketballrecruiting.rivals....-big-decisions
https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2019

4. Anthony
10. Watford
13. Lecque
32. Stewart
33. Igiehon
34. Okoro
38. Cockburn
42. Liddell
50. Hall
51. Carton
54. Timme
74. McKinney
77. Massoud
81. Quinones
82. Whitney
92. Wong
112. Days

https://twitter.com/UIHoopsRecruits/...48579204288512
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 12:25 PM   #252
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NEW & UPDATED 2019 #Rivals150 Rankings
https://basketballrecruiting.rivals....-big-decisions
https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2019

4. Anthony
10. Watford
13. Lecque
32. Stewart
33. Igiehon
34. Okoro
38. Cockburn
42. Liddell
50. Hall
51. Carton
54. Timme
74. McKinney
77. Massoud
81. Quinones
82. Whitney
92. Wong
112. Days

https://twitter.com/UIHoopsRecruits/...48579204288512
The big jump for Liddell just proves what many of us already said. By July or August we will be fighting off the whole country for Liddell and Okoro. This board is going to go crazy during the ups and downs of these 2 recruitments, and I'm going to love every minute of it.

Going on a late season run is so important this year. We need some momentum in the program to help fight off the blue bloods and Cuonzo.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 12:56 PM   #253
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The big jump for Liddell just proves what many of us already said. By July or August we will be fighting off the whole country for Liddell and Okoro. This board is going to go crazy during the ups and downs of these 2 recruitments, and I'm going to love every minute of it.

Going on a late season run is so important this year. We need some momentum in the program to help fight off the blue bloods and Cuonzo.
Yessir. Gonna be a wild ride.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 01:21 PM   #254
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Drop 60 pts in a game -> drop 4 spots in the rankings. Makes perfect sense.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 01:48 PM   #255
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Wouldn't mind seeing us offering this kid...Marlon Taylor Panola JC. St Bonaventure/Bradley/Fresno St. some notables that originally recruited him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUTJDM8QE2I

Claims a 50" vertical, can shoot the three and looks to have a big time motor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT3MSVxCGkQ


Sign him up!


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Old Jan 10, 2018, 02:54 PM   #256
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Not directly Illini related, but fun to take note of anyway is Missouri just lost one of the guys that Cuonzo Martin poached from the University of Washington when Porter quit after Romar was fired.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...issouri-tigers

Looks like he's moving on to the latest bandwagon that'll have him.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 03:21 PM   #257
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Not directly Illini related, but fun to take note of anyway is Missouri just lost one of the guys that Cuonzo Martin poached from the University of Washington when Porter quit after Romar was fired.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...issouri-tigers

Looks like he's moving on to the latest bandwagon that'll have him.
He's from North Carolina. That's where I expected him to go in the first place.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 04:09 PM   #258
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ESPN saying Brian Bowen to SC.


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Old Jan 10, 2018, 04:23 PM   #259
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Lol, I feel like I've been bait and switched. Anyway, I still stand by my original comment that we could use recruits like Archibald and Krupalija, even at their freshman skill level(s). Felt like a pretty innocuous comment at the time - guess I was wrong!
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 05:11 PM   #260
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SC being South Carolina in this instance.

Man.....I wouldn't touch this kid with a 10 foot pole.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 05:17 PM   #261
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Hell, I'd settle for (my favorite all time Illini and the reason I always pick #22) Lucas Johnson. And he only averaged 5&3 for his career.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 06:47 PM   #262
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SC being South Carolina in this instance.

Man.....I wouldn't touch this kid with a 10 foot pole.
Since we're linked to Cherry, I've been thinking about the potential ramifications of taking the kids that got caught up in the FBI sting. To me, it seems like the worst thing that can happen is that the player is ruled ineligible. Assuming you operate above-board when recruiting them, your program isn't at fault for dumb things they did while being recruited by someone else.

Maybe I'm missing something and SC is taking a bigger risk, but it seems like decent risk-reward for a program like that.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 06:53 PM   #263
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Hell, I'd settle for (my favorite all time Illini and the reason I always pick #22) Lucas Johnson. And he only averaged 5&3 for his career.
Oh he'd be a difference maker on this team for sure.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 07:05 PM   #264
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What's the deal with Cherry? Are we actively involved?
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 07:13 PM   #265
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Per Pipers twitter we will host Mississippi State transfer big man Schnider Herard starting tomorrow. 2016 top 50 prospect would be eligible 2nd semester next year.

https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/951247095582920704
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 07:27 PM   #266
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Per Pipers twitter we will host Mississippi State transfer big man Schnider Herard starting tomorrow. 2016 top 50 prospect would be eligible 2nd semester next year.

https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/951247095582920704
This tells me staff is getting desperate.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 07:29 PM   #267
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This tells me staff is getting desperate.
Oh, a guy that was rated #47 composite that is 6'10" 260, who had offers from Kansas and Arizona amongst many others, and was averaging 5 and 5 as a true freshmen in 18 mpg is a sign of desperation?

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 07:35 PM   #268
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My only concerned would be he seems pretty slow and he can't really shoot. Not sure how he fits our more uptempo system, but he certainly would be a force in the paint.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 08:03 PM   #269
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Per Pipers twitter we will host Mississippi State transfer big man Schnider Herard starting tomorrow. 2016 top 50 prospect would be eligible 2nd semester next year.

https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/951247095582920704
Close the deal. Would be vital to have a guy like this next year.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 08:18 PM   #270
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Oh, a guy that was rated #47 composite that is 6'10" 260, who had offers from Kansas and Arizona amongst many others, and was averaging 5 and 5 as a true freshmen in 18 mpg is a sign of desperation?

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Agreed, would be solid in that he would have a year to learn the system too. Shouldn’t hurt our chances at all with Okoro either. We need depth at the center position and we need it badly.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 08:30 PM   #271
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Oh, a guy that was rated #47 composite that is 6'10" 260, who had offers from Kansas and Arizona amongst many others, and was averaging 5 and 5 as a true freshmen in 18 mpg is a sign of desperation?

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Nah, it's the fact that they're perusing the transfer market. I don't have any beef with the young man's game.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 08:32 PM   #272
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Wouldn't he have to be enrolled next week to play next year? Seems promising considering his visit is this weekend.
Lol good catch. Full year working in the system can’t hurt though.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 08:47 PM   #273
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Nah, it's the fact that they're perusing the transfer market. I don't have any beef with the young man's game.
So what would you call our current roster makeup combined with whats left in the 2018 class other than "desperate" when it comes to bigs? No stone unturned and what not.

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Old Jan 10, 2018, 08:48 PM   #274
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Everyone remember what transpired with Ray Rice in his sit year? People can adapt.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 09:05 PM   #275
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What's the deal with Cherry? Are we actively involved?
Thought I had seen that Cherry was a lean to ASU...

https://247sports.com/college/arizon...erry-113211548

There it is...
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