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Old Feb 10, 2018, 07:36 PM   #1351
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This notion that the team is lousy with high caliber BIG 10 guards is not reality. If you don’t think this coaching staff sees that we need help everywhere I think you are kidding yourself. There will be roster turnover at a high level over the next couple of years. We need help everywhere. Some of the young guards will develop and some won’t. Keep bringing in high level competition.
Well, that's part of what I mean. It took this year to see that having a stable of guards doesn't mean having a stable of the ones you need. Part of the belief stems from the Groce era, where we desperately needed guards. With so many signing on, it was easy to think we had that problem licked. Now we see that, regardless of position, we need better athletes.
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 08:43 PM   #1352
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Dang, I had no idea he was so good at Nevada. He's putting up Josh Cunningham numbers.

Is he a 4th year junior? If so, bring him home!
5th year grad. Started at SIU-C.
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 08:57 PM   #1353
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5th year grad. Started at SIU-C.
Dang. He put up 26 pts and 11 boards tonight versus SDSU. Yeah, I think we could've used that.

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Old Feb 10, 2018, 08:59 PM   #1354
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Dang. He put up 26 pts and 11 boards tonight versus SDSU. Yeah, I think we could've used that.
Yep pair that with Leron and Frazier...win win.
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 09:16 PM   #1355
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Dang. He put up 26 pts and 11 boards tonight versus SDSU. Yeah, I think we could've used that.
I have no idea on whether or not the Caroline recruitiment has legs or not, but if it does all the credit in the world goes to Whitman. He has done a great job in reaching out to the former stars, including Caroline's Dad. Whitman also deserves most of the credit for salvaging the Frazier recruitment. Bringing back Deron was bigger than most realize. Go Josh!!
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 10:50 PM   #1356
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Dang. He put up 26 pts and 11 boards tonight versus SDSU. Yeah, I think we could've used that.
To put it in proper perspective he has had 25 career double/doubles. Black has had 6.

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Old Feb 11, 2018, 07:35 AM   #1357
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2019- 6'8 (Point Guard) Antavion Collum receives offer from the University of Illinois
https://twitter.com/tennprepacademy/...10369632735232
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 08:03 AM   #1358
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2019- 6'8 (Point Guard) Antavion Collum receives offer from the University of Illinois
https://twitter.com/tennprepacademy/...10369632735232
Great, but can Collum play the 5?

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Old Feb 11, 2018, 08:36 AM   #1359
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Sorry if this has already been posted. I don't remember that it had but then my memory is not my strong suit anymore. I also did search a little. Anyway, Bryan Penn-Johnson narrowed his schools to Washington and DePaul.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 09:23 AM   #1360
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Maybe y’all already knew this, but Jordan Caroline is the son of Simeon Rice and grandson of JC Caroline. That was news to me
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 11:06 AM   #1361
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Maybe y’all already knew this, but Jordan Caroline is the son of Simeon Rice and grandson of JC Caroline. That was news to me
Yeah, but it's been a long time since his name first surfaced on this board.

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...postcount=3831

Started his career at Champaign Central and then moved to powerhouse Montverde Academy.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 12:57 PM   #1362
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5th year grad. Started at SIU-C.
Do you mean he would be a grad transfer if he came here, or that he already IS a 5th grade and therefore no chance?

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Old Feb 11, 2018, 01:17 PM   #1363
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Do you mean he would be a grad transfer if he came here, or that he already IS a 5th grade and therefore no chance?
Would be..
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 01:19 PM   #1364
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Is there any indication at all that he's interested in transferring?

I mean, he seems to be doing really well for a top-25 Nevada team. Presumably, he could come back to Nevada for another year and have a monster season. Why would he leave?

I can understand Cunningham transferring considering Dayton had a coaching change. But Caroline?
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 01:24 PM   #1365
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Is there any indication at all that he's interested in transferring?

I mean, he seems to be doing really well for a top-25 Nevada team. Presumably, he could come back to Nevada for another year and have a monster season. Why would he leave?

I can understand Cunningham transferring considering Dayton had a coaching change. But Caroline?
Eric Musselman was considering leaving Nevada after last season, but there weren't any HM jobs open that suited him. His stock will most likely be even higher this year.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 03:43 PM   #1366
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Eric Musselman was considering leaving Nevada after last season, but there weren't any HM jobs open that suited him. His stock will most likely be even higher this year.
I believe Musselmen came up when Weber was fired. Our AD at the time seemed more comfortable with mid major coaches from Ohio.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 03:56 PM   #1367
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I don't see Caroline returning to Illinois. But getting him at SF to go along with Cunningham and Leron would be a huge upgrade. Need big though with 2-3 years elgibility.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 05:28 PM   #1368
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Is there any indication at all that he's interested in transferring?

I mean, he seems to be doing really well for a top-25 Nevada team. Presumably, he could come back to Nevada for another year and have a monster season. Why would he leave?

I can understand Cunningham transferring considering Dayton had a coaching change. But Caroline?
Cunningham's Mom drives from the Southside of Chicago to almost every Dayton home game.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 05:52 PM   #1369
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Cunningham's Mom drives from the Southside of Chicago to almost every Dayton home game.
I've made that trip from a little farther north. Not a fun trip over I 65.

South side to Champaign is definitely preferable mom

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Old Feb 11, 2018, 05:53 PM   #1370
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Cunningham's Mom drives from the Southside of Chicago to almost every Dayton home game.
C-U is much closer than Dayton. Has either side reached out to the other, however? Haven't heard about anything concrete, just heresay and speculation.

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Old Feb 11, 2018, 07:32 PM   #1371
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C-U is much closer than Dayton. Has either side reached out to the other, however? Haven't heard about anything concrete, just heresay and speculation.


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Old Feb 11, 2018, 07:38 PM   #1372
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Austin Trice, in the house tonight watching the Penn State game
https://twitter.com/KedPrince4/statu...59857236975616

Illinois listed as one of 5 standouts for 2019 Quinones
https://twitter.com/UIHoopsRecruits/...61825938350080
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 07:56 PM   #1373
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Austin Trice, in the house tonight watching the Penn State game
https://twitter.com/KedPrince4/statu...59857236975616

Illinois listed as one of 5 standouts for 2019 Quinones
https://twitter.com/UIHoopsRecruits/...61825938350080

Well, he's watching a team that needs to be blown up entirely and rebuilt. Hopefully he'll come be a part of the rebuild next year.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 09:05 PM   #1374
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Recruiting Report: Austin Trice (JUCO)
https://www.prephoops.com/2018/02/re...in-trice-juco/
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 10:04 PM   #1375
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Recruiting Report: Austin Trice (JUCO)
https://www.prephoops.com/2018/02/re...in-trice-juco/
Dayton also recruiting. "Trade" Cunnngham for Trice

Or why not both?

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