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Old May 10, 2018, 04:19 PM   #601
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Following recruiting will drive you crazy. I wish I had taken the blue pill and continued to just cheer for the guys on my team(s) when they showed up on campus.

But, alas, once you've swallowed that red pill you can never go back to ignorant bliss.
I blame Shaun Livingston. I heard about his pending decision on sports talk, found an Illini blog, and have wasted 1000's of hours since then.
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Old May 10, 2018, 04:19 PM   #602
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Well unfortunately my pixel was dying every couple hours after a full charge, also it was extremely warm, too hot to touch sometimes. I loved the pixel ...about as much as Damone loved Stacy...
I'll admit, my battery life isn't what it once was, but I will just replace it with a Pixel 3 this fall. I can't switch because it has all of my saved autocorrects, like Damonte or Dosunmu. I can't be bothered to reteach a phone such things.
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Old May 10, 2018, 04:22 PM   #603
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She's had a pretty good career at Illinois.
Well played...
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Old May 10, 2018, 04:53 PM   #604
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Wooderson, you have earned your nickname with that association my friend.
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Old May 10, 2018, 05:02 PM   #605
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Wooderson and Damone - possible thesis topic?
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Old May 10, 2018, 05:36 PM   #606
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If you can score me Pat Benatar tickets, we'll call it even.
I dated a girl that was almost related to Pat Benatar, so close.
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Old May 10, 2018, 06:09 PM   #607
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I blame Shaun Livingston. I heard about his pending decision on sports talk, found an Illini blog, and have wasted 1000's of hours since then.
Magette recruitment got me back in 1996 or so.
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Old May 10, 2018, 06:25 PM   #608
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Iím surprised there hasnít been more reactions to this post. Have people already thrown in the towel?
Once bitten twice shy....
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Old May 10, 2018, 06:26 PM   #609
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Iím surprised there hasnít been more reactions to this post. Have people already thrown in the towel?
Supposedly Jim Matson put a lot of hope away.
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Old May 10, 2018, 06:36 PM   #610
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Iím surprised there hasnít been more reactions to this post. Have people already thrown in the towel?
check his posts for a good laugh
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Old May 10, 2018, 07:44 PM   #611
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Calloo to OK State.
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Old May 10, 2018, 07:54 PM   #612
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Calloo to OK State.
So... Okoro? I donít even know anymore.
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Old May 10, 2018, 08:34 PM   #613
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DJ Carton's final 6--IU, UM, Marq, Iowa, XU and tOSU.
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Old May 10, 2018, 08:35 PM   #614
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So... Okoro? I donít even know anymore.
Without any solid info, we all wait and watch. The staff keeping the lid on all recruitment info, does get little frustrating, but it's the best way to let recruit do his thing. See what tomorrow brings, your not hearing anything about any new targets, I'd say BU has pushed all chips in on Okoro. Still like our chances.
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Old May 10, 2018, 08:53 PM   #615
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DJ Carton's final 6--IU, UM, Marq, Iowa, XU and tOSU.
Not a big miss by any means. Staff isn't taking a PG or CG for '19.

He will be a great player I think. Hope he goes to Xavier.

Whitney is the priority.
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Old May 10, 2018, 10:29 PM   #616
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If you get this right, you'll become this board's ultimate insider.....
Not an insider, but once after a long night at Kam's, I was insideher...does that count...I see the door...
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Old May 10, 2018, 10:32 PM   #617
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"Not an insider, but once after a long night at Kam's, I was insideher"

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Old May 10, 2018, 10:42 PM   #618
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Not an insider, but once after a long night at Kam's, I was insideher...does that count...I see the door...

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Old May 10, 2018, 10:53 PM   #619
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Tevian is 6-7 and will get minutes at the 4 spot
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good point
I think that it is a great point. Tevian could conceivably start at either the 3 or the 4 depending on what kind of lineup / offense BU wants to run on any given night; it may also depend on whether Okoro commits.

Now, if we pull off a coup and land Okoro, a lineup of Ayo, Trent, Andres, Tevian, and Francis or Ayo, Trent, Tevian, Kipper, and Okoro would be impressive, especially for a team in its second year of a rebuild. Ebo, Samba, and Giorgi should all show development commensurate with their year / time spent with OA, but the former two should make solid contributions from the bench. Add in Andres, Aaron, and Da'Monte, the Da'Monte who hopefully has recovered to where he was when he was a Top-100 recruit, as our 6th man or a potential starter, and we will field very competitive team, one that will be making its return to the tourney.

I am a bit more hopeful about landing Okoro, but either way, I am very excited about this team now and going forward.
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Old May 10, 2018, 11:33 PM   #620
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Not a big miss by any means. Staff isn't taking a PG or CG for '19.

He will be a great player I think. Hope he goes to Xavier.

Whitney is the priority.
I think that Whitney is A priority, but he certainly is not THE priority.

I think that we have two priorities: Whitney and Liddell. Those two plus one of any number of long, plus athlete, talented bigs or wings to whom the staff has extended offers (e.g., Cockburn, Tshiebwe, or Quinones), could complete what would very well be deemed a dream class should the staff make it a reality.

But in re: Whitney, I think he is the most likely to commit to Illinois as of today. Not only is he the most likely to commit to Illinois as of today, he is the most likely to commit the earliest (over / under: by the end of Summer). Whitney is good friends with Ayo (they friends and talk often), he has a very good relationship with both BU and Chin, he is a Mac Irvin guy, and while that does not guarantee a commit, given everything else, it certainly does not hurt, and even though he is in NJ right now, he is an Illinois native, which helps with respect to the family being able to see games.

Whitney will be a solid get. He is a plus athlete, he is long, plays above the rim, is decent defender, and is an all around very solid player. As for specifics, he is strong to explosive when attacking the basket, moves well without the ball, has a smooth stroke from 3, and is a plus passer with solid handles.

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Old May 11, 2018, 04:43 AM   #621
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I think that we have two priorities: Whitney and Liddell. Those two plus one of any number of long, plus athlete, talented bigs or wings to whom the staff has extended offers (e.g., Cockburn, Tshiebwe, or Quinones), could complete what would very well be deemed a dream class should the staff make it a reality.

But in re: Whitney, I think he is the most likely to commit to Illinois as of today.
I donít think the Whitney recruitment is in the bag. Blue bloods have been sniffing him out lately, such as Duke; same with Cockburn who is starting to look more like a long-shot.
Iím also hearing the Liddell visit didnít go so well. The Orange and Blue appear to be his plan C or D. The staff isnít packing it up, but they have a clearer picture to possibly press harder on other potential recruits.
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Old May 11, 2018, 06:14 AM   #622
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It baffles me ESPN still hasnít updated Samba Kaneís recruiting profile.

Still a 2019 uncommitted prospect


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Old May 11, 2018, 06:33 AM   #623
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It baffles me ESPN still hasnít updated Samba Kaneís recruiting profile.

Still a 2019 uncommitted prospect


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Yes, if you were to rate the raters, you would say that ESPN has below average b-ball iq and not a good motor. At best a 3 star publication

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Old May 11, 2018, 06:35 AM   #624
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Yes, if you were to rate the raters, you would say that ESPN has below average b-ball iq and not a good motor. At best a 3 star publication
It does remind me of Jason Kidd, though.

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Old May 11, 2018, 06:42 AM   #625
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Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

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I donít think the Whitney recruitment is in the bag. Blue bloods have been sniffing him out lately, such as Duke; same with Cockburn who is starting to look more like a long-shot.

Iím also hearing the Liddell visit didnít go so well. The Orange and Blue appear to be his plan C or D. The staff isnít packing it up, but they have a clearer picture to possibly press harder on other potential recruits.


He (Whitney) will be a 5 star top 20 recruit by end of summer. If by some small miracle he comes to UI, he will be the highest rated recruit in the RSCI era ever to commit here.


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