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Old Feb 11, 2018, 10:16 PM   #1376
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Recruiting Report: Austin Trice (JUCO)
https://www.prephoops.com/2018/02/re...in-trice-juco/
He plays angry. We need angry.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 10:41 PM   #1377
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https://twitter.com/dmjacobs_/status/962899859098382336



Ayo, Jacobs, Cunningham, Trice???
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 10:47 PM   #1378
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Still need a non-project center or two.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:43 AM   #1379
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Still need a non-project center or two.
Have to think they'll hit the fifth year transfer market hard and then go high school for 2019. Any high school big that wouldn't be a project is either committed or going blue blood.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 07:19 AM   #1380
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Our only 2 commits within the last 10 months have been massive projects.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 07:46 AM   #1381
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Our only 2 commits within the last 10 months have been massive projects.
I assume you mean big man commits.

We definitely can't afford to roll the dice on any projects in this class, unless it's somebody with such promise that you can't ignore. The name of the game is finding people who can play right away and have the hunger and tenacity that we are sorely lacking elsewhere on the roster.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 07:49 AM   #1382
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I assume you mean big man commits.

We definitely can't afford to roll the dice on any projects in this class, unless it's somebody with such promise that you can't ignore. The name of the game is finding people who can play right away and have the hunger and tenacity that we are sorely lacking elsewhere on the roster.
Yup agree.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 08:30 AM   #1383
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Chris Payton gets the stamp of approval from my fellow Illini bro (who's very well versed in hoops). Saw him play a few weeks ago (along with Morgan Park and Fenwick) and was quite impressed. Kid is good at everything. Thinks he'll be a legit BIG player.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 09:38 AM   #1384
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I'm not so sure Illinois has a great shot at Chris, which is strange since he's 45 minutes from campus. He might be holding out for a blue-blood offer. I dunno. But his Illini recruitment is eerily quiet.
I've seen Chris play many times, he's developing into a real high caliber player. I think we're interested, but I'm sure Liddell and Whitney are slightly ahead of him right now. Because of that, we're in a tough spot. Hope we can find room for him somehow.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 09:54 AM   #1385
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I'm not so sure Illinois has a great shot at Chris, which is strange since he's 45 minutes from campus. He might be holding out for a blue-blood offer. I dunno. But his Illini recruitment is eerily quiet.
Well, he's almost certainly not going to get a blue blood offer.


He's exactly the kind of kid we need. He's a fighter, and really gets after it.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:07 AM   #1386
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Maybe this is overdramatic, but I genuinely believe Underwood's ability to succeed will be dependent upon finding temporary help in the post for next years squad. If he can't successfully recruit a freshman or grad transfer post player, our team will again struggle mightily next season. IMO, another free fall season without any conference success will make it incredibly difficult for Underwood to recruit the type of players we desperately need to be a successful program. I'm all for adding players like Cunningham, Trice, & Jacobs to our team (they are all high energy guys that play really really hard).
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:15 AM   #1387
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On a side note, when is it possible to start recruiting grad transfers?
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:24 AM   #1388
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The staff has a TALL task ahead of them this spring/summer. Need multiple impact players to go along with AYO for 2018, thatís become quite clear. As someone noted in the post-game thread, recruiting has gotten that much more difficult with how awful the season has gone. Will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.

Assume the staff would like to get at least 2 or 3 of the following.. in order of likelihood?

SG Damarius Jacobs, 2018 - 4 CBís to Illinois
F Trice, Juco
C 5th yr grad transfer not yet being talked about
SG/SF Luis Rodriguez, 2018
SG Tevian Jones, 2018
F Cunningham, grad transfer
PG Ramey, 2018
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:50 AM   #1389
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FWIW, Robert also thinks the issue is talent, and he has for a while.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:57 AM   #1390
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Illini offer Austin Trice

https://twitter.com/scottybscout/sta...05440489000961
https://247sports.com/college/illino...rice-115037371
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:58 AM   #1391
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On a side note, when is it possible to start recruiting grad transfers?
Back channel now!!
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 11:59 AM   #1392
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On a side note, when is it possible to start recruiting grad transfers?
Not until after the season, and pretty sure they have to be released from current school, meaning they declare intent to graduate and transfer.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 12:03 PM   #1393
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FWIW, Robert also thinks the issue is talent, and he has for a while.
5 new faces come October?? Undy about to go Lovie on us in the off season for at least a couple.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 12:07 PM   #1394
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5 new faces come October?? Undy about to go Lovie on us in the off season for at least a couple.

Given his comments recently -- and the atrocious manner in which we're playing -- something is seriously wrong in that lockerroom.

So yeah, I'd be surprised if we bring in less than 4 new faces for next year. Ayo + Trice + Cunningham (?) + Jacobs + a legit 6'10-type grad transfer? that would be my ideal solution.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 12:19 PM   #1395
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I like trice’s motor, but the only college highlights I could find has sped up film
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:28 PM   #1396
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5 new faces come October?? Undy about to go Lovie on us in the off season for at least a couple.
That's a lot of difficult conversations ahead.

We'd miss the size and this is pure speculation- but maybe MFinke wants take the grad transfer route and play with Tim at Grand Canyon for a year. Not saying he should or trying to run anyone off but brothers playing together in college might something they decided they want to do. IDK.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:30 PM   #1397
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FWIW, Robert also thinks the issue is talent, and he has for a while.
That's Walkon, not Robert, but I'm assuming they're of similar minds

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:30 PM   #1398
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Undy
Motion to strike this.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:30 PM   #1399
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I like triceís motor, but the only college highlights I could find has sped up film
Maybe he's just that quick.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:31 PM   #1400
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Motion to strike this.
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