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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:33 PM   #1401
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I think so, I could easily see these commits by April (in order of when they commit)

PG Ayo
F Austin Trice
SG Damarius Jacobs
PG Courtney Ramey
F Josh Cunningham
Has there been any legitimate smoke about Cunningham?
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 01:52 PM   #1402
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Trice is well traveled, started at MPHS (Nick knows him), transferred to Hales, then went last year to Moberly, and now at Wabash Valley. Nation's leading rebounder. Has never made a 3 in JUCO and shoots 53% FT's. Athleticism is off the charts. Would be a major upgrade to Ebo and Vesel. Dr. Dunk!!
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 02:16 PM   #1403
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I hope Trice jumps on that offer. I want our roster to hear footsteps.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 02:29 PM   #1404
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Motion to strike this.
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Second.
The motion is called. Skip the vote, it is passed

But more importantly, trice or Cunningham? Cunningham seems like he can score, but here only a year. Two for Trice, it seems limited offensively.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 02:42 PM   #1405
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The motion is called. Skip the vote, it is passed

But more importantly, trice or Cunningham? Cunningham seems like he can score, but here only a year. Two for Trice, it seems limited offensively.
No problem on motion. No stink from me.
Trice is on slow play until others are resolved. No comparison ...Cunningham for the win easily.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 02:43 PM   #1406
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I think so, I could easily see these commits by April (in order of when they commit)

PG Ayo
F Austin Trice
SG Damarius Jacobs
PG Courtney Ramey
F Josh Cunningham
Ayo is already signed.

Trice is interested and ultimately signs. Staff likes his motor and rebounding. Seems like a beefed up Ebo-type.

Jacobs is a back up plan to Tevian Jones and maybe even Luis Rodriguez. I like what Iíve seen on Jacobís tape. Big upgrade to some of the athletes we have this year.

I love the vibes coming out of Rameyís camp, but Iím not sure he pulls the trigger...he would be a great coup for Underwood and company if he signs.

No chance on Cunningham. If we are recruiting him, the staff is keeping all info close to the chest.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 02:57 PM   #1407
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Don't know if it's been mentioned but Jordan Caroline(Nevada Grad Transfer) is not only Simeon Rice's son, but J.C. Caroline's grandson
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 02:59 PM   #1408
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It is really strange to go into last Fall period with 3 "open" recruiting slots and only come out with 1 commitment and now talk of a total rebuild in Spring with a total class of 5 or 6. Not ideal. Staff must have really mis evaluated the THT, Castleton and Nolley situations.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 03:00 PM   #1409
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I think so, I could easily see these commits by April (in order of when they commit)

PG Ayo
F Austin Trice
SG Damarius Jacobs
PG Courtney Ramey
F Josh Cunningham
People a couple of months ago could also easily see a class of Ayo, THT, Nolley, and Conditt..

I think what is best case scenario and what is likely are often thought to be the same thing on this board.

I would love, after what all has happened, to end with that class. Just don't think it will quite fall like that. I'd be happy with an additional 2

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 03:09 PM   #1410
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Ayo is already signed.

Trice is interested and ultimately signs. Staff likes his motor and rebounding. Seems like a beefed up Ebo-type.

Jacobs is a back up plan to Tevian Jones and maybe even Luis Rodriguez. I like what I’ve seen on Jacob’s tape. Big upgrade to some of the athletes we have this year.

I love the vibes coming out of Ramey’s camp, but I’m not sure he pulls the trigger...he would be a great coup for Underwood and company if he signs.

No chance on Cunningham. If we are recruiting him, the staff is keeping all info close to the chest.



No chance on Cunningham because you don't think he transfers? Or no chance on Cunningham because you think he'll go somewhere else?

Tevian Jones ain't happening, folks. With that said, I'd welcome Jacobs. Not the outside shooter we need, but we do need some kids with attitude.

I agree with you on Ramey. I just can't see him voluntarily signing up to play with a stud freshman PG in Frazier and a 5* incoming PG in Ayo.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 03:11 PM   #1411
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Ayo is already signed.

Trice is interested and ultimately signs. Staff likes his motor and rebounding. Seems like a beefed up Ebo-type.

Jacobs is a back up plan to Tevian Jones and maybe even Luis Rodriguez. I like what Iíve seen on Jacobís tape. Big upgrade to some of the athletes we have this year.

I love the vibes coming out of Rameyís camp, but Iím not sure he pulls the trigger...he would be a great coup for Underwood and company if he signs.

No chance on Cunningham. If we are recruiting him, the staff is keeping all info close to the chest.

I actually think Jacobs could be better than those two in time. just a shorter version. Motor seems better though imo.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 03:17 PM   #1412
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It is really strange to go into last Fall period with 3 "open" recruiting slots and only come out with 1 commitment and now talk of a total rebuild in Spring with a total class of 5 or 6. Not ideal. Staff must have really mis evaluated the THT, Castleton and Nolley situations.
Would believe miketherevelator would agree with what occurred with THT.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 03:27 PM   #1413
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Ayo is already signed.

Trice is interested and ultimately signs. Staff likes his motor and rebounding. Seems like a beefed up Ebo-type.

Jacobs is a back up plan to Tevian Jones and maybe even Luis Rodriguez. I like what Iíve seen on Jacobís tape. Big upgrade to some of the athletes we have this year.

I love the vibes coming out of Rameyís camp, but Iím not sure he pulls the trigger...he would be a great coup for Underwood and company if he signs.

No chance on Cunningham. If we are recruiting him, the staff is keeping all info close to the chest.

He's still enrolled at his current school, so they'd be smart to keep it close to the chest.. because it would be an NCAA violation to recruit him, correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 04:27 PM   #1414
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The motion is called. Skip the vote, it is passed

But more importantly, trice or Cunningham? Cunningham seems like he can score, but here only a year. Two for Trice, it seems limited offensively.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 04:32 PM   #1415
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Illinois is trending in the Crystal Ball for Demarius Jacobs.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 05:23 PM   #1416
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Motion to strike this.
Motion sustained.

Edit -- Nevermind, was thinking "Objection sustained." Nevertheless, I am in agreement with your motion. I see it has already been voted on and passed.

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 05:26 PM   #1417
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No chance on Cunningham because you don't think he transfers? Or no chance on Cunningham because you think he'll go somewhere else?

Tevian Jones ain't happening, folks. With that said, I'd welcome Jacobs. Not the outside shooter we need, but we do need some kids with attitude.

I agree with you on Ramey. I just can't see him voluntarily signing up to play with a stud freshman PG in Frazier and a 5* incoming PG in Ayo.
Dang. It's like my mind was transferred into Verified Insider. Literally every post you've made over the past couple days is exactly what I've been thinking!

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Old Feb 12, 2018, 05:35 PM   #1418
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Motions are generally "Granted".
Yup. I'm a doofus.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 05:44 PM   #1419
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I much prefer a class of Ayo, Trice, Jacobs, Cunningham, and a Big. Then THT, Castleton and Nolley. Give me experience any day. I think that may get us to the tournament next year.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 06:01 PM   #1420
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I much prefer a class of Ayo, Trice, Jacobs, Cunningham, and a Big. Then THT, Castleton and Nolley. Give me experience any day. I think that may get us to the tournament next year.
Shoot, we are probably one reasonably athletic big (*cough* Tilmon *cough*) from being at the very least on the good side of the bubble this year.

Say what you will about our lack of athleticism compared to other teams (which seems to be legit and you will get no argument out of me), we have lost all but two of our games by close margins and many of them likely would have been shifted with a single rim protector and post threat down low.

In other words, I really don't think we need many new pieces of the puzzle to simply make the tournament. Ending up in the top 5 or so of the Big Ten is another story.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 06:03 PM   #1421
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Oh, you-hoo! Some JUCOs pan out. Guy by the name of Ken Norman was a JUCO and not just any JUCO: came from Wabash Valley to Illinois. I don't remember that, but WIKI
says so. True? Sign Trice; it could only help Illini fortunes.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 06:12 PM   #1422
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I hope Trice jumps on that offer. I want our roster to hear footsteps.
It would be great if recipients of offers responded the same day without the excruciating wait.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 06:22 PM   #1423
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Trice and Jacobs would add immediate swagger, attitude and athleticism that has been missing. I seriously hope both commit to U of I.

Any talk surrounding Courtney Ramey lately? I mean, how awesome would that be?!?!
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 06:22 PM   #1424
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Oh, you-hoo! Some JUCOs pan out. Guy by the name of Ken Norman was a JUCO and not just any JUCO: came from Wabash Valley to Illinois. I don't remember that, but WIKI
says so. True? Sign Trice; it could only help Illini fortunes.
Jimmy Butler was one as well...
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 06:33 PM   #1425
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#Illini offer Sunrise Christian wing Blake Hinson. Love his toughness. Versatile & can score it off the bounce. Wants to reclass to 2018.
https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status/963209264272691200
https://twitter.com/B_Hinson21/statu...08421016207360
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