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Old Mar 10, 2018, 09:45 AM   #1126
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Saw that, but also note that was released while Dayton was still playing and do you expect a guy like Cunningham to say to a Dayton reporter I liked it here but I am going to graduate and go somewhere else?

He may or may not leave in the end, but could be similar to Alstork where he needs a few more credit hours over the summer to graduate and join a team before fall workouts begin if he goes that route.

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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:02 AM   #1127
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So is anyone concerned that weve signed 4 players over 2 classes with a COMBINED power 5 offer sheet of Rutgers? Bruce Weber was raked over the coals for recruiting and wasnt signing guys with such poor offer sheets nearly that often. It's certainly a worrisome trend, but I guess they did have 2 high profile wins. I hope this staff turns it around on the recruiting trail, starting with Jones.
Weber got raked over the coals because he oversaw our plunge into mediocrity as soon as Bill Self’s players left.

Since the day he was hired, people in the know have been saying Underwood would not be beholden to arbitrary recruiting rankings, and instead would recruit to his system. Even if that means some head scratching offers at times.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:03 AM   #1128
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Kane is going to be better than Castleton. Mark it down.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:05 AM   #1129
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While a problem, I dont think it was the problem. Had he been recruiting his system, and signing guys with no other major offers, he would have been criticized for recruiting all the same I imagine.


It's not apples to apples. Weber took over while the program was at a all time high. We were far from that when BU took over. If the next few years go like Weber's did BU will hear all the complaints.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:12 AM   #1130
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Kane is going to be better than Castleton. Mark it down.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:15 AM   #1131
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Kane is going to be better than Castleton. Mark it down.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:18 AM   #1132
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Seriously for this guy to come from this --->

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

to a full ride at Illinois is just such an incredible, amazing story.

He said Senegal doesn't even have gyms!
They are playing in front of a bus stop ...
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:22 AM   #1133
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Seriously for this guy to come from this --->

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

to a full ride at Illinois is just such an incredible, amazing story.

He said Senegal doesn't even have gyms!
They are playing in front of a bus stop ...
A kid you can really root for, there is the epitome of the American Dream there will be fun to root for him.

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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:51 AM   #1134
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No updates from Ubben???
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 10:57 AM   #1135
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No updates from Ubben???

Never mind, I messed up the link. Anyway, check Twitter. Some stuff on there.

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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:02 AM   #1136
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https://twitter.com/JWerner247/statu...06585510576134
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:11 AM   #1137
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Just watched vid of T Jones. Reminded me of Iguodala. Would be nice to have a guy from AZ come to The Illini.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:13 AM   #1138
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looks like a good turn out.

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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:15 AM   #1139
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Can Anybody report out? Impressions of Tevian? Was he excited? Was Ayo there? Etc etc
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:27 AM   #1140
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While we wait for TJ reports...

Mark Fox out at Georgia. They have top-100ish 6'9" PF Amanze Ngumezi that we offered last summer.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:42 AM   #1141
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While we wait for TJ reports...

Mark Fox out at Georgia. They have top-100ish 6'9" PF Amanze Ngumezi that we offered last summer.
If we lose a transfer still would want another big. Going to need recruits with long term view. BU offense/defense is a team concept that requires a year to learn. It is a beautiful offense, but one year players are not going to master it.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:46 AM   #1142
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If we lose a transfer still would want another big. Going to need recruits with long term view. BU offense/defense is a team concept that requires a year to learn. It is a beautiful offense, but one year players are not going to master it.
Can someone offer a Kaizen for BU to cut this system learning time down to a few months..,.geesh.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:54 AM   #1143
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I thought you were going to talk to him afterward.
Fight broke out in the stands.. delayed the game a few minutes.. they were talking about calling the game early. I got out of there!
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 11:56 AM   #1144
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Is Indiana out of scholarships? If not, is it safe to assume Cunningham would follow Archie there?
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 12:02 PM   #1145
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Can Anybody report out? Impressions of Tevian? Was he excited? Was Ayo there? Etc etc
Tevian Jones looks great overall and a definite must-get. Larger turnout compared to crowd with THT (Talen Horton Tucker) visit. Chant and cheer also more organized than visit with THT last year. Nice turn-out- approx 350-400 would be my guess. Tevian is athletic, fluid, and a good shooter. Went through structured workout with managers on floor. Tevian acknowledged crowd at end of session and can tell that he appreciated the fan support.

I did not see Ayo during this session.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 12:12 PM   #1146
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Would love to have Walker to replace Black. Believe his size would be improvement over Black defensively. If you play him with Ebo defense is much improved. Add Kane and Finke and you have a lot of flexibility. Kipper (and hopefully Jones) defending the 3 with Ayo's length and Trents quickness at the guards and it will be a much improved defensive team. Really not worried about the scoring with experience gained from past year even if integrating new faces. Having two experienced PG's in Trent and TeJon is a huge plus.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 12:39 PM   #1147
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I thought I had been paying attention but maybe not... who's Walker?
Wyatt Walker from Samford.
https://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Foru...65#post1380365
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 12:39 PM   #1148
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It's not apples to apples. Weber took over while the program was at a all time high. We were far from that when BU took over. If the next few years go like Weber's did BU will hear all the complaints.
Right now I'd take every other year in the tournament.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 12:53 PM   #1149
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Thanks for assisting an old man!
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 01:16 PM   #1150
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Tevian Jones looks great overall...

I did not see Ayo during this session.
Was Kane still there & was he a part of the work out?
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