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Old Apr 8, 2018, 10:06 AM   #51
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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere.

Colorado state leading scorer, Prentiss Nixon, is transferring,
He is from Bolingbrook.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...-rams-transfer
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Old Apr 8, 2018, 10:08 AM   #52
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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere.

Colorado state leading scorer, Prentiss Nixon, is transferring,
He is from Bolingbrook.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...-rams-transfer
A LOT of really good guards transferring. Not many bigs though.
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Old Apr 8, 2018, 10:26 AM   #53
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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere.

Colorado state leading scorer, Prentiss Nixon, is transferring,
He is from Bolingbrook.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...-rams-transfer
Had more turnovers than assists and his shooting % was in the mid 30s. Some high major needing a scorer will probably reach out but I doubt a good team will.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 03:10 PM   #54
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"Michael Finke has cut his list of potential transfer destinations to five, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The Illinois graduate transfer is down to a final five of Grand Canyon, Nevada, Penn State, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Bachelor's degree earned in December, Finke will be immediately eligible after transferring."

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...list-five.html
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 03:14 PM   #55
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"Michael Finke has cut his list of potential transfer destinations to five, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The Illinois graduate transfer is down to a final five of Grand Canyon, Nevada, Penn State, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Bachelor's degree earned in December, Finke will be immediately eligible after transferring."

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...list-five.html
I'd be surprised if it's not Grand Canyon. PSU would be blasphemy.

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Old Apr 9, 2018, 03:14 PM   #56
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"Michael Finke has cut his list of potential transfer destinations to five, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The Illinois graduate transfer is down to a final five of Grand Canyon, Nevada, Penn State, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Bachelor's degree earned in December, Finke will be immediately eligible after transferring."

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...list-five.html
Geez, Stanford or Vandy? Congrats Michael! I know which way I'd be "nudging" him if it were my son.

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Old Apr 9, 2018, 03:53 PM   #57
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"Michael Finke has cut his list of potential transfer destinations to five, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The Illinois graduate transfer is down to a final five of Grand Canyon, Nevada, Penn State, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Bachelor's degree earned in December, Finke will be immediately eligible after transferring."

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...list-five.html
Any word if he'll be announcing the final 1 at the banquet tonight??
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 06:11 PM   #58
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Illinois transfer Te'Jon Lucas tells me he will take an unofficial visit to Bradley on Friday.

Illinois transfer Te'Jon Lucas tells me he also plans to take an unofficial visit to Milwaukee on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...95388924694528
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 06:14 PM   #59
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If Finke finds the right fit, he could have a really nice final season. Wish him the best unless he goes to PSU!
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 06:37 PM   #60
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If Finke finds the right fit, he could have a really nice final season. Wish him the best unless he goes to PSU!
Let him go to penn state so we can make him guard p/r with Trent and Ayo.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:06 PM   #61
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Geez, Stanford or Vandy? Congrats Michael! I know which way I'd be "nudging" him if it were my son.
Seriously, take the free Stanford grad degree Mike! No comparison between that and Grand Canyon.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:08 PM   #62
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Seriously, take the free Stanford grad degree Mike! No comparison between that and Grand Canyon.
Something about picturing his hair all grown out again with the beard/man bun/etc seems to scream Stanford...lol, or is it just me?
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:12 PM   #63
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Illinois transfer Te'Jon Lucas tells me he will take an unofficial visit to Bradley on Friday.

Illinois transfer Te'Jon Lucas tells me he also plans to take an unofficial visit to Milwaukee on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...95388924694528

Like Lucas a lot. Does a lot of things well. Seemed like the kind of guy you'd want to play with. But a great example of the gap between 1st choice and 2nd choice. Zavier Simpson to Michigan on a last minute surprise, Lucas to Illinois.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:15 PM   #64
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Seriously, take the free Stanford grad degree Mike! No comparison between that and Grand Canyon.
Serge Brin and Larry Page ditched Stanford...is Michael next?
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:21 PM   #65
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Like Lucas a lot. Does a lot of things well. Seemed like the kind of guy you'd want to play with. But a great example of the gap between 1st choice and 2nd choice. Zavier Simpson to Michigan on a last minute surprise, Lucas to Illinois.
Easy to say now, but when it actually happened many Illini fans were convinced we were getting the next Trey Burke and that Beilein panicked and offered Simpson because he was afraid of striking out.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:48 PM   #66
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Yeah. Finke go get a MBA at Stanford and make more money starting in the states working than playing basketball in Europe. Good for him. We're looking for a grad transfer big, is Finke considering Illinois?
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:56 PM   #67
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Finke had 60 schools reach out to him and 15 did in homes. The final 5 are the end result. I knew he would be in demand.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 07:59 PM   #68
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"Michael Finke has cut his list of potential transfer destinations to five, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The Illinois graduate transfer is down to a final five of Grand Canyon, Nevada, Penn State, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Bachelor's degree earned in December, Finke will be immediately eligible after transferring."

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...list-five.html
Congrats to Finke...that's a very, very easy choice.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 08:04 PM   #69
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Congrats to Finke...that's a very, very easy choice.
I agree. Nevada.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 08:13 PM   #70
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Easy to say now, but when it actually happened many Illini fans were convinced we were getting the next Trey Burke and that Beilein panicked and offered Simpson because he was afraid of striking out.
I remember people being happy about Lucas but don't recall anyone bad mouthing Simpson. I'm guessing it was a real small number
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 08:21 PM   #71
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I remember people being happy about Lucas but don't recall anyone bad mouthing Simpson. I'm guessing it was a real small number
If I remember correctly, Lucas out played Simpson when we faced off against Michigan last year. Some ppl definitely thought we landed the better recruit.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 08:25 PM   #72
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I remember people being happy about Lucas but don't recall anyone bad mouthing Simpson. I'm guessing it was a real small number
I am talking about when Simpson/Lucas committed, but I am not sure were you are reading "bad mouthing Simpson" from my post.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 08:27 PM   #73
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If I remember correctly, Lucas out played Simpson when we faced off against Michigan last year. Some ppl definitely thought we landed the better recruit.
I still think we did. Lucas ran the team very well, great passer and as bad as he was at the FT line, Lucas was WAY BETTER than Simpson. I really liked Lucas, but totally get the move. His minutes here we're going to drastically shrink.
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 10:57 PM   #74
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A LOT of really good guards transferring. Not many bigs though.
Sacha Killeya-Jones from Kentucky would be a good get, 610, skilled.
Work with his HS AHC, saw him play several times.

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Old Apr 10, 2018, 12:52 AM   #75
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If I remember correctly, Lucas out played Simpson when we faced off against Michigan last year. Some ppl definitely thought we landed the better recruit.
I think it was very clear that XS was a higher target...but honestly many were generally thrilled that we got a decently rated PG with TJL and the PG recruiting drought was over.
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