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Old Jun 8, 2018, 05:19 PM   #1826
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What's the date we're waiting on to free up an official visit?
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Old Jun 8, 2018, 06:57 PM   #1827
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Obviously, we're in scramble mode for 2018 bigs. Gotta land 2. Grad transfer and a project? (project: cause all that's left is scraps). At least our net is large. Going to be an interesting summer.
Hard pass on another project...5th year and or 2019
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Old Jun 8, 2018, 08:10 PM   #1828
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What's the date we're waiting on to free up an official visit?
https://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Foru...postcount=2764

There was an error somewhere down the list, that they corrected later, but 8/19 Trent's should roll out.

1. Trent Frazier (8/19/16)
2. Damonte Williams (9/9/16)
3. Jeremiah Tillmon (9/9/16)
4. Javon Pickett (9/9/16)
5. Kris Wilkes (9/9/16)
6. Abu Kigbab (9/16/16)
7. Mayan Kiir (10/7/16)
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Old Jun 8, 2018, 09:23 PM   #1829
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He is getting some serious attention now from other schools
Need to bring it Duke style and offer his mom a job or Kentucky style bag o' cash. Need a BIG
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 07:56 AM   #1830
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There was an error somewhere down the list, that they corrected later, but 8/19 Trent's should roll out.

1. Trent Frazier (8/19/16)
2. Damonte Williams (9/9/16)
3. Jeremiah Tillmon (9/9/16)
4. Javon Pickett (9/9/16)
5. Kris Wilkes (9/9/16)
6. Abu Kigbab (9/16/16)
7. Mayan Kiir (10/7/16)
Ty for the info, we will have 6 available come mid September. I would like to say we will already have 2018 roster filled by then , so there use will be on recruits going forward. I don't underestimate BU and staff, there will be a big 2018 recruit, and 1 grad transfer, they have had irons in the fire for this, the recruit not so sure, but we shall see a grad after summer school is over!
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 09:00 AM   #1831
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Illini are hosting 2018 forward Dima Zdor for an unofficial visit today, per a source. Took an OV to UMASS earlier this week.
https://twitter.com/DPiper247/status...61568111378433
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 09:15 AM   #1832
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Hard pass on another project...5th year and or 2019
Don't kid yourself, at this point, I expect Underwood would seriously hurt someone to get a mediocre grad transfer big and we will take anyone we can get.

I think we over value playing experience when you are sending a freshman out there to get slaughtered or the value to Kipper of minutes at the 5.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 09:45 AM   #1833
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Don't kid yourself, at this point, I expect Underwood would seriously hurt someone to get a mediocre grad transfer big and we will take anyone we can get.

I think we over value playing experience when you are sending a freshman out there to get slaughtered or the value to Kipper of minutes at the 5.
Zdor visit is proof we will take any big ATM. Not much video on him defense wise I seen. If we just pick up a warm body, guess we take what we can get. Visit turns into commit, he is able to get into camp ASAP. Last year Matic didn't show till school started, he lost all the Fletch affect he desperately needed. This guy commits, hope he is willing to work, has bbiq, and can get started soon. At this point , he needs to get acclimated and conditioned, work on rest as he gets with program. Really not what I had hoped would happen, oh well.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:05 AM   #1834
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Rolling Meadows 2021 SG Max Christie @Max12Christie will visit #Illini on Saturday.

Schaumburg 2021 C Chris Hodges will visit on Sunday. Pair play with @WolvesILL & will both debut in top 5 2021 PHI Rankings.

https://twitter.com/scottybscout/sta...70229004128256
Cool! Iím from rolling meadows! Not a place I think of
As a basketball powerhouse so good to see!
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:14 AM   #1835
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Zdor visit is proof we will take any big ATM. Not much video on him defense wise I seen. If we just pick up a warm body, guess we take what we can get. Visit turns into commit, he is able to get into camp ASAP. Last year Matic didn't show till school started, he lost all the Fletch affect he desperately needed. This guy commits, hope he is willing to work, has bbiq, and can get started soon. At this point , he needs to get acclimated and conditioned, work on rest as he gets with program. Really not what I had hoped would happen, oh well.
At least he can shoot and Arkansas is a good offer. I saw some videos and he looked like he has potential. Someone will pop and I do think we will get a grad transfer too. Plus if Geo can get up to 250lbs over the summer like BU mentioned I think it will be him. I think he has more skill than people realize. BU seems high on him. Geo brings things others didnt have and if he gets to 250, must be guarded, and can pass like BU says he can then that will be great.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:26 AM   #1836
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Just watched some clips of Zdor, he is tall, can make lay-ups, and can shoot the 3. Looked more active than Matic.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:36 AM   #1837
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Cool! Iím from rolling meadows! Not a place I think of
As a basketball powerhouse so good to see!
And I'm from Schaumburg! Beat Eddy Curry and Thornwood for the state championship! Bought time we have a player coming out of that fine institution again!
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:38 AM   #1838
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Zdor visit is proof we will take any big ATM. :
This is true desperation mode. I guess beggars can't be choosers.


I would feel better if he was redshirted and we got a 5th year big. If not, don't see how he's much different than Matic.

Man, this situation is just bad. Hope a 5th year pops up soon.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:48 AM   #1839
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This is true desperation mode. I guess beggars can't be choosers.


I would feel better if he was redshirted and we got a 5th year big. If not, don't see how he's much different than Matic.

Man, this situation is just bad. Hope a 5th year pops up soon.
It's the 11th hour. ~95% (at least) of the good HS bigs are already signed. Share the angst, but fervently hope the staff pulls a couple of rabbits out of their hat. Clock is ticking.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:48 AM   #1840
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https://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Foru...postcount=2764

There was an error somewhere down the list, that they corrected later, but 8/19 Trent's should roll out.

1. Trent Frazier (8/19/16)
2. Damonte Williams (9/9/16)
3. Jeremiah Tillmon (9/9/16)
4. Javon Pickett (9/9/16)
5. Kris Wilkes (9/9/16)
6. Abu Kigbab (9/16/16)
7. Mayan Kiir (10/7/16)
Pretty sure it resets in August and isn't based around a rolling list like this
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 10:51 AM   #1841
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Zdor would need to add a lot of strength before he's a viable player.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 11:19 AM   #1842
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Zdor would need to add a lot of strength before he's a viable player.
I think that goes for most freshman bigs....
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 11:23 AM   #1843
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Zdor would need to add a lot of strength before he's a viable player.
Warm body that doesn't wet himself, takes up space, and picks up garbage points=viable!
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 11:23 AM   #1844
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I think that goes for most freshman bigs....
Some more than others. Ebo came in with good strength. Giorgi has a nice big frame on him. Hopefully Kane can hack it.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 11:36 AM   #1845
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Since my optimism of a few months ago has pummeled me repeatedly, Ive decided to stick to pessimism.

As the days pass without any positive recruiting news, I find it grows easily and is often rewarded.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 11:43 AM   #1846
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I think that goes for most freshman bigs....
I watched the signing presser and BU I believed says Geo is the most ready and with his frame should get up to 250 lbs and be ready to contribute sooner rather than later and is an elite passer.
Although Ebo is strong but doesnt have that skill set yet.

https://youtu.be/cAImnFr-QD4

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Old Jun 9, 2018, 01:31 PM   #1847
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As a fan of Illinois major sports, you really need to be into desperation and hope.
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 02:04 PM   #1848
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Zdor discussed from Arkansas perspective.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWzDjCuYmyE
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Old Jun 9, 2018, 03:02 PM   #1849
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Zdor visit is proof we will take any big ATM. Not much video on him defense wise I seen. If we just pick up a warm body, guess we take what we can get. Visit turns into commit, he is able to get into camp ASAP. Last year Matic didn't show till school started, he lost all the Fletch affect he desperately needed. This guy commits, hope he is willing to work, has bbiq, and can get started soon. At this point , he needs to get acclimated and conditioned, work on rest as he gets with program. Really not what I had hoped would happen, oh well.
Did you see the 10 minute sophomore year highlight video from Mount Mission School? He looked very skilled and solid fundamentally, like he had been playing ball for a while. I was surprised. He also looked very skinny. Since then, he played his junior season at Sagemont in Florida and senior year he was a teammate of Bryce Golden at St. James. I can't find any meaningful recent video, but he has added significant strength. 247sports lists him as a 6-10 225 small forward.

https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Ba...ol&Position=SF

https://youtu.be/g1FTgMRgg5o

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Old Jun 9, 2018, 03:08 PM   #1850
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Zdor discussed from Arkansas perspective.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWzDjCuYmyE
Thanks Jay for the unbiased open minded eval of Zdor. Sounds like he would be somewhere around Ebo or Matic minutes. Just an extra body to help out on the frontline.
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